The Ministry of Health and Prevention has recently reported 11 new cases of the virus outbreak in the UAE. This brings the total reported cases in the country to 85. These new cases reported include: 2 Italians, 2 Filipinos, 2 Montenegrin, 1 Canadian, 1 German, 1 Pakistani, 1 Emirati, 1 Russian and 1 British citizen.
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The Ministry of Health and Prevention mentions that all of them are in stabled condition and placed in quarantine.
Total Number of Cases in UAE as of March 12, 2020
- Confirmed Cases – 85
- Recovered Cases – 17
Below is a Tweet from the Ministry of Health and Prevention regarding the said announcement:
— وزارة الصحة ووقاية المجتمع الإماراتية – MOHAP UAE (@mohapuae) March 12, 2020
Below are some tips and guidelines how to prevent the spread of the virus as shared by MOHAP
Below is the full statement from Emirates News Agency:
11 new COVID-19 cases in UAE: MoHAP
(WAM) — The Ministry of Health and Prevention, MoHAP, has announced 11 new cases of the coronavirus, COVID-19, in the UAE on Thursday.
According to a statement released by the Ministry, the individuals were placed under quarantine as suspected cases subsequent to their entry into the UAE. Following required testing and monitoring, the individuals were confirmed positive with COVID-19, it added.
The total number of positive coronavirus cases in the UAE has now reached 85, the MoHAP statement affirmed.
The 11 individuals diagnosed with the new coronavirus include two Italians, two Filipinos, one Montenegrin, one Canadian, one German, one Pakistani, one Emirati, one Russian and one British citizen.
MoHAP confirmed that the cases are being monitored, and individuals are currently in a stable condition and are receiving all necessary health care required.
MoHAP assured that medical facilities have been equipped with all the necessary medical equipment and supplies to provide care and take all measures required to deal with COVID-19, including airborne infection isolation rooms, following World Health Organisation, WHO, standards.
The Ministry advised the members of the general public to adhere to preventative health and personal hygiene measures to prevent the spread of the epidemic.
It noted basic protective measures such as the frequent washing of hands; when coughing and sneezing to cover mouth and nose with flexed elbow or tissue and discarding of the tissue immediately; and to seek early medical care if symptoms of fever, cough and difficulty in breathing arise.
The Ministry also advised individuals with respiratory illness symptoms to avoid mixing in crowded places. It also called on members of the public to seek information from official sources, and avoid the spreading of misinformation.