17-Year-Old Emirati Student is Newest Case of COVID-19

The newest case of the new coronavirus (COVID-19) comes from a 17-year-old male Emirati student. This is according to a report from Emirates News Agency (WAM) as announced by the Ministry of Health and Prevention. While he showed no symptoms of the coronavirus, he is currently receiving medical care and his condition is stable.

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Classes have been suspended in the school while a team of specialists will commence the sterilization of the campus and its facilities.

Public and private schools and universities have been suspended for a month starting March 8.

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Below is the Tweet announcement from MOHAP about this latest case:

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Below is the full statement from Emirates News Agency:

(WAM) – The Ministry of Health and Prevention, MOHAP, announced a new Coronavirus, COVID19, case on Thursday.

The latest case, a 17-year old male Emirati student, who had no symptoms. The Ministry confirmed that he is currently receiving medical care and his condition is stable.

The Ministry said that in coordination with health and other concerned authorities in the country, precautionary measures have been taken, including the immediate isolation of the patient and suspending classes at the school whilst teams of specialists started the necessary sterilisation in and around the school facilities.

The Ministry is also conducting tests for all contacts to ensure their safety and the safety of the community.

It urged the public to get all information about coronavirus from the credible sources and to avoid rumours and false information.