Some good news. A few hours after a report that 14 new cases of the new coronavirus (COVID-19) were announced, the Ministry of Health and Prevention has shared that 5 of the previous cases have fully recovered. The persons who have fully recovered include: two Emiratis, two Ethiopians, and a Thai national.
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Below are details of the coronavirus cases in the UAE as of March 9, 2020:
- Confirmed COVID-19 Cases – 59
- Recovered – 12
While we wait for updates from the proper authorities regarding news about the coronavirus, we would like to comment the efforts of the UAE government, medical staff and healthcare workers for attending to the patients especially in these times of crisis.
Below is the announcement from the Twitter account of the Ministry of Health and Prevention regarding the new cases of recovery:
— وزارة الصحة ووقاية المجتمع الإماراتية – MOHAP UAE (@mohapuae) March 9, 2020
Below is the full report from the Emirates News Agency regarding the statement from MOHAP:
Five more coronavirus patients recover in UAE: Health Ministry
ABU DHABI, 9th March, 2020 (WAM) — The Ministry of Health and Prevention today announced the “full recovery” of five further cases from the coronavirus (COVID-19) following hospitalisation.
The ministry said in a statement on Monday that two Emiratis, two Ethiopians, and a Thai national are the latest to recover from the virus, bringing to 12 the total recovered cases in the country.
The Ministry affirmed that the UAE’s handling of the cases – from diagnosis until recovery – reflects the strength of its health care system, thanks to the support of the leadership and its concern to provide the highest levels of health care for all.
It added that infected individuals are being dealt with according to the highest health standards, and are kept under observation and the care of specialised medical teams that conform to the standards of the World Health Organisation.