The Ministry of Health and Prevention, MoHAP, has announced the first case of new coronavirus in the UAE. According to a news report from Emirates News Agency (WAM), the case is from members of a family arriving from the Chinese city of Wuhan.
In its statement issued on Wednesday, the Ministry added that “the health condition of those infected is stable and under medical observation.”
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MoHAP confirmed that, in coordination with health authorities and the concerned authorities in the country, it has taken “all the necessary precautions in accordance with the scientific recommendations, conditions and standards approved by the World Health Organisation.”
“The general health condition is not a cause for concern,” it emphasised.
Below is a Tweet about the announcement here:
#UAE announces first case of new #coronavirus#WamNewshttps://t.co/GN0HnUTawN pic.twitter.com/Bt5kTLlXSU
— WAM English (@WAMNEWS_ENG) January 29, 2020
The Ministry stressed that the epidemiological investigation centres in the country are working around the clock to early report any cases of the virus, noting that the health system in the country “works very efficiently and that the ministry is closely following the situation in a way that guarantees the health and safety of everyone.”
While the UAE is closely monitoring the situation and those who have been affected are categorized as stable and under medical observation, it is still best for us all to practice preventive measures to avoid the virus.
- Wash your hands regularly.
- Avoid contact with animals.
- Avoid people who have cough and cold symptoms.
- Always cover your mouth when coughing or sneezing.
- Drink lots of water.
- Make sure that food is cooked properly.
- Maintain good personal hygiene at all times.
- Consult a health facility if cough and cold symptoms persist (especially if you traveled from Wuhan, China).
Please be advised that if you have the following symptoms, make sure to seek advice from a doctor.
- Respiratory Symptoms
- Shortness of Breath
- Cough & Colds
- Difficulty in Breathing
Daily Newspaper, The National, has shared an insight on what we know about the Wuhan Coronavirus, so far. It’s good to be informed of what’s happening and to take necessary precautions. Please watch the video below:
What is the coronavirus and how worried should we be? pic.twitter.com/fknWrTCtkm
— The National (@TheNationalUAE) January 29, 2020
In this regard, we would like to remind everyone to stay alert. We are glad that the UAE are on the said case.
The new coronavirus is still new and while we learn more information about it, we should do our part in maintaining good personal hygiene as well as other preventive steps.