2 Filipinos are among 50 new cases of the outbreak announced by the Ministry of Health and Prevention on March 24, 2020. This brings the total reported cases in the UAE to 248. They also reported 4 recoveries which brings the total of recoveries to 45.
It’s been less than a day from the previous update of 45 cases and these new cases involve people who travelled abroad and those who came in contact with previously reported cases.
The new cases belong to different nationalities including: 6 persons from India, 3 each from the Bangladesh, USA, and Palestine, 2 each from Italy, Egypt, Spain, UAE, Netherlands, Philippines, Jordan, and 1 each from Sri Lanka, the UK, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Tunisia, South Africa, Belgium, South Korea, Bulgaria, France, Czech Republic, Australia, Lebanon, Kenya, Maldives, Sudan, Iran, Ireland, Morocco, Pakistan, and Sweden
The recovery cases include 3 Pakistanis and 1 Bangladeshi, bringing the total number of cures to 45.
– UAE Suspends ALL Flights (Inbound, Outbound, and Transit) for 2 Weeks
– UAE advises everyone NOT to go out except for absolute necessity, Punishment for violators
– Malls, Commercial Centers, Selected Markets to Close for 2 Weeks, Restaurants Limited to Home Deliveries
Total Number of Cases in UAE as of March 24, 2020
- Confirmed Cases – 248
- Recovered Cases – 45
- Deaths – 2
Below is the Tweet from MOHAP regarding these 50 new cases:
— وزارة الصحة ووقاية المجتمع الإماراتية – MOHAP UAE (@mohapuae) March 24, 2020
Below is the full statement:
Four people recover from coronavirus infection, 50 new cases among individuals with proximity to confirmed cases
The Ministry of Health and Prevention today announced 50 new cases of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, as well as the recovery of four people.
These new cases were among individuals who had close contact with cases announced previously, as well as people who returned from abroad. The total number of confirmed cases in the UAE now stands at 248.
The new cases belong to the following nationalities: one person each from Sri Lanka, the UK, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Tunisia, South Africa, Belgium, South Korea, Bulgaria, France, Czech Republic, Australia, Lebanon, Kenya, Maldives, Sudan, Iran, Ireland, Morocco, Pakistan, and Sweden; two each from Italy, Egypt, UAE, Spain, Netherlands, Jordan, the Philippines; three each from the US, Bangladesh, and Palestine, and six from India. All individuals in question are in a stable condition and receiving the necessary medical care.
The four individuals who completely recovered from the infection are three Pakistanis and one Bangladeshi. With these, the total number of recovered cases has reached 45.
The Ministry and local health authorities advised the public to adhere to healthy practices in order to protect themselves, such as washing hands with soap and water, as well as covering the nose and mouth while coughing and sneezing.
The Ministry also advised people with respiratory illnesses to avoid public places. It also stressed that the public is encouraged to take information from official sources only and avoid spreading rumours.