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UAE confirms 15 more coronavirus cases; total count at 74

UAE confirms 15 more coronavirus cases; total count at 74

It comes a day after the UAE confirmed 14 cases of the virus within the country

On Tuesday, the Ministry of Health and Prevention in the UAE announced 15 new coronavirus Covid-19 cases in the country, taking the total number to 74.

Read: UAE reports 14 new coronavirus cases

The ministry added that the cases were already quarantined as suspected cases and comprised of those who had come into direct contact with other confirmed patients in the UAE as well as others who had arrived from outside the UAE.

The newly confirmed cases include three Italians, two Emiratis, two Sri Lankans, two British nationals, two Indians, and one each from Germany, South Africa, Tanzania and Iran.

The condition of all the patients are confirmed to be stable.

Read: Coronavirus update: GCC cases cross 260 as virus spreads

On Monday, the UAE announced 14 new cases of coronavirus.

Several precautionary measures have also been put in place, including the installation of detection thermal imaging systems and health checks at the country’s border entry points, and isolating confirmed and suspected cases.

Schools and universities have also been closed for four weeks, while numerous events have been postponed to restrict the spread of the virus.

Read: Dubai begins work-from-home for federal government employees

On Tuesday, the Dubai government began introducing a work-from-home policy for selected federal departments in the emirate as means to contain the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus.

The programme will be gradually rolled out to all the other emirates across the country.

Among GCC countries, there have been more than 260 cases reported of the infection, which has globally claimed over 3,900 lives.

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