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UAE denies breach of coronavirus quarantine in Abu Dhabi hotels

UAE denies breach of coronavirus quarantine in Abu Dhabi hotels

Two Italian technicians who were part of the UAE Tour competition were confirmed as the latest cases of coronavirus in the UAE

The UAE’s Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has denied reports that guests of the two quarantined hotels in Abu Dhabi left without performing the necessary health checks.

On Friday, two Italian technicians who were part of the UAE Tour cycling competition were confirmed as the latest cases of coronavirus in the UAE.

That resulted in the race being called off as well as the local health authorities undertaking quarantine measures in two hotels in Abu Dhabi’s Yas Island to screen guests and staff.

Read: UAE reports new cases of coronavirus, UAE Tour cancelled after two technical staff test positive

In a statement released on Twitter, the ministry affirmed that it is taking all necessary procedures for investigating, examining and following-up with contacts, within the framework of its precautionary measures in cooperation with health authorities in the country, and in accordance with the international standards of the World Health Organisation, WHO.

The ministry urged citizens and residents to receive news only from official sources.

The UAE has reported 21 cases of coronavirus until now, with five of those infected having made a full recovery.

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