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UAE reports 15 new coronavirus cases, with total now at 45

UAE reports 15 new coronavirus cases, with total now at 45

Two more Chinese patients in the UAE have recovered, officials said

The UAE has recorded 15 new coronavirus cases, with the total number of infected individuals in the country now standing at 45, the Ministry of Health and Prevention announced on Friday.

The new cases belong to different nationalities, official news agency WAM reported.

All the cases are being monitored round-the clock, are in a stable condition and are receiving all necessary health care required, the ministry stressed.

It also announced that two more patients had recovered completely, taking the total number of people cured in the UAE to seven.

The two patients, Chinese nationals aged 38 and 10, were related, the ministry said, adding that all the family were now “free” from the disease.

New cases

The ministry said its early monitoring and reporting system detected 13 Covid-19 cases, including nationals from Thailand, China, Morocco and India; two individuals each from Saudi Arabia, Ethiopia and Iran; and three UAE citizens.

All these cases arrived from abroad.

Two cases, from the UAE and Egypt, were diagnosed by a surveillance system for being in close contact with the confirmed cases connected with the cycling event, the UAE Tour.

Five individuals in close contact with Covid-19 patients have also been screened, placed under health quarantine and subjected to preventive measures to curb the spread of the virus, the statement added.

The ministry assured the public that medical facilities have been equipped with all the necessary medical equipment and supplies to provide care and that it has taken all measures required to deal with Covid-19, including thermal scanners and infection isolation rooms.

“The public is also advised to adopt protective health behaviour to avoid infectious diseases, including washing their hands with soap and clean water, and covering the mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing to stop the spread of germs and viruses,” the statement added.

Covid-19 has continued its global spread, having claimed more than 3,400 lives and infected over 101,000 across the world.

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