The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention has announced a new case of the of Coronavirus infection in the country. Last week, the first case of the 2019-nCoV coronavirus was reported which infected a Chinese family member of 4. In a report by Emirates official news agency (WAM), the new case was of a patient arriving from Wuhan, China (the origin of the virus). The fifth patient, as well as the other 4, have been reported to be in stable condition and under medical observation.
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The Ministry of Health and Prevention also adds that the number of cases that were detected are low and that there’s no cause for concern. The report also adds that the UAE is following the World Health Organization (WHO) and its policies in dealing with such cases. The Ministry is taking all necessary precautions in coordination with other relevant health authorities in the country in order to ensure the safety of the citizens and residents.
Ministry of Health and Prevention announces new case of coronavirus infection
(WAM/Hatem Mohamed) — The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention announced a new case of Coronavirus infection in the country, and added that the patient was stable and under medical care. He arrived from the Chinese city of Wuhan. Since the outbreak of the disease in China, only five cases have so far been detected in the UAE, a fact that indicates the efficient system of surveillance in the country’s health sector.
The Ministry disclosed that the four cases detected earlier in a Chinese family were still under medical care. Their condition is stable. The Ministry is taking all necessary precautions in coordination with other relevant health authorities in the country in order to ensure the safety of the citizens and residents.
The Ministry pointed out that the number of cases detected in the UAE were very low and that there was no cause for concern, adding that the health care system in the country was strong enough to combat the disease. The UAE is adhering to WHO’s directives in dealing with the cases detected.
The Ministry has called upon the public to rely on official sources for information and avoid giving heed to rumors, asking them to get information from approved media entities and official social media accounts.
Below is a Tweet from the Ministry of Health and Prevention concerning the new case:
New case of Coronavirus infection in the country, and added that the patient was stable and under medical care. He arrived from the Chinese city of Wuhan.#coronavirus #ncov2019 pic.twitter.com/654BrRJqNj
— وزارة الصحة ووقاية المجتمع الإماراتية – MOHAP UAE (@mohapuae) February 1, 2020
Below you can read the official statement from the United Arab Emirates Ministry of Health and Prevention:
Preventive Measures to Avoid Coronavirus
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).
Symptoms of the Coronavirus
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