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Two coronavirus patients that were under medical treatment in one of the country’s hospitals have now recovered, official news agency WAM reported.
The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention confirmed that the two patients who had fully recuperated were Chinese nationals – a 41-year old man, and his son, aged eight.
The total number of recovered cases in the UAE now tallies three, a statement said.
Since the outbreak of the virus, the UAE had reported eight cases, including six Chinese citizens, a Filipino and an Indian national.
Last week, the ministry announced that Liu Yujia, a 73-year-old woman from China, was the first patient who had ‘fully recovered’ from the disease.
In a bid to contain the spread of the virus, the UAE performed precautionary tests on close to 1,200 people.
The newly recovered Chinese nationals expressed their gratitude to the UAE leadership for the medical care received, the statement said.
“With the announcement of the recovery of the two cases, today, we deliver a message of love from the people of the UAE to the friendly Chinese people and emphasise our solidarity with them in facing this disease,” said Dr. Fatima Al Attar, head of International Health Regulations at the Ministry.
Dr. Al Attar confirmed that the treatment of the new coronavirus remained contingent on emboldening the immunity level of patients, treating symptoms and easing out complications, as there is no vaccine to date for the virus.
The available studies have proven that the recovery rate of the coronavirus infection may reach 98 per cent, Dr. Al Attar added.
It was also reported that the other five cases were still being continuously monitored, one of which remains under intensive care.
The number of coronavirus cases in China reached 68,500, with the death toll rising to 1,665.
With inputs from Bloomberg