The Ministry of Health and Prevention has recently reported 12 new cases of the virus outbreak in the UAE. This brings the total reported cases in the country to 98. These new cases reported include: 3 Indians, 1 South African, 1 Australian, 1 Filipino, 1 Chinese, 1 Lebanese, 1 British, 1 Iranian, 1 Emirati, and 1 Italian.
- Home Isolation for 14 days for Travelers from these COVID-19 Hotspots
- PLEASE READ: UAE Health Ministry Guidelines on Coronavirus COVID-19
The Ministry of Health and Prevention mentions that all of them are quarantined.
Total Number of Cases in UAE as of March 16, 2020
- Confirmed Cases – 98
- Recovered Cases – 26
Below is the Twitter post from MOHAP regarding the 12 new cases:
رصد 12 حالة إصابة جديدة بفيروس كورونا المستجد “كوفيد-19” تم التعرف عليها من خلال فحص المخالطين القادمين من خارج الدولة لإصابات أعلن عنها مسبقاً وكانوا جميعهم في الحجر الصحي وبعض الحالات مرتبطة بالسفر إلى الخارج#فيروس_كورونا_المستجد #كوفيد19#وزارة_الصحة_ووقاية_المجتمع_الإمارات pic.twitter.com/wCXMzLdZLd
— وزارة الصحة ووقاية المجتمع الإماراتية – MOHAP UAE (@mohapuae) March 15, 2020
Below is the translation:
Below is the full statement from Emirates News Agency:
12 new COVID-19 cases in UAE: Ministry of Health and Prevention
The Ministry of Health and Prevention, MoHAP, announced the diagnosis of 12 new coronavirus, COVID-19, cases in the UAE on Sunday.
According to a statement released by the Ministry, the cases came to light after these individuals were tested upon arrival to the country. It is reported that these individuals came into contact with people who had tested positive for the virus and are all now quarantined.
The 12 individuals diagnosed with COVID-19 include a South African, an Australian, a Chinese, a Filipino, a Lebanese, a British, an Italian, an Iranian, an Emirati and three Indians. MoHAP confirmed that the cases were being monitored, and the individuals are currently termed as stable and are receiving all necessary treatment.
The total number of positive COVID-19 cases in the UAE has now reached 98, the MoHAP statement noted.
MoHAP assured the public that medical facilities are equipped with all necessary requirements and supplies to provide adequate care for COVID-19 patients, including airborne infection isolation rooms and measure that meet the World Health Organisation standards.
The Ministry advised members of the general public to follow preventive health measures and review the awareness information available on its website and official channels.