In a report shared by Emirates News Agency, MOHAP has issued a statement that those who travel may face precautionary measures when they return to the UAE – at the discretion of assigned authorities. This may include going through medical checks at the airport and a 14-day home quarantine. The Ministry also added that those who will test positive will be transferred to a designated health facility for treatment and quarantine. This is to ensure the safety of the individuals and to avoid the contact with others.
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Health Ministry advises public not to travel amid global coronavirus outbreak
The Ministry of Health and Prevention, MoHAP, has urged citizens and residents to avoid traveling abroad due to the spread of COVID-19 in multiple countries.
A statement issued by MoHAP today said that those who travel may face preventative measures upon their return to the UAE – at the discretion of competent authorities – including undergoing medical checks at the airport, and a 14-day home quarantine.
Those who test positive will be transferred to a designated health facility for treatment and quarantine to ensure their safety and to avoid contact with others, the statement added.
The Ministry also said the UAE follows the precautions and measures in accordance with international health standards, noting the recovery of five coronavirus patients in the UAE.