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UAE confirms six new coronavirus cases; total tallies 27

UAE confirms six new coronavirus cases; total tallies 27

The infected individuals include two Russians, two Italians, one German and one Colombian

The UAE has reported six new cases of the coronavirus, Covid-19, bringing the total number of those infected in the country to 27, official news agency WAM reported.

The six individuals diagnosed with the coronavirus include two Russians, two Italians, one German and one Colombian.

The newly infected were connected to the two previously announced cases associated with the UAE cycling tour.

The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) confirmed that the individuals are stable and receiving requisite medical care.

Five infected individuals were previously reported to have fully recovered.

“All individuals within the two quarantined hotels that had no direct contact with athletes and their administrative teams were examined, and those that tested negative for the coronavirus were allowed to leave the hotel premises,” the ministry said.

Individuals currently quarantined will be “re-examined and tested for the virus to ensure their utmost safety,” the ministry added.

Medical facilities have been equipped with all necessary medical equipment and supplies to deal with the coronavirus infection, including airborne infection isolation rooms, the statement said.

The ministry advised the public to adhere to preventative health and hygiene measures to prevent the spread of the epidemic.

In light of the spread of the virus, several events across the country were either postponed or cancelled. Art Dubai became the latest event to announce its deferral.

Read more: Art Dubai postponed due to coronavirus

Additionally, the Dubai International Boat Show, scheduled to be held later this month, has been postponed to November, while the Dubai Lynx has been shifted to September. The Ultra Abu Dhabi music festival has been postponed indefinitely.

Read: Dubai International Boat Show postponed


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