The UAE now has a total of 11 cases of the new COVID19, as announced by the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHA). This is according to a report by Emirates News Agency, WAM, where two new cases were confirmed on a Friday – February 21, 2020.
In the same report, MOHAP mentioned that the two new cases had close contact with the recently confirmed cases of the Chinese citizen. The two new COVID-19 cases involve a 39-year-old Bangladeshi and a 34-year-old Filipino.
Residents are advised to have proper hygiene and to follow preventive measures to combat the disease.
You can see the official Tweet by the Ministry of Health and Prevention of the two new cases below:
— وزارة الصحة ووقاية المجتمع الإماراتية – MOHAP UAE (@mohapuae) February 21, 2020
UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention announces two cases of new COVID19
(WAM) The Ministry of Health and Prevention, MOHAP, announced two cases of new coronavirus, COVID19, on Friday.
The ministry added that the UAE had so far announced 11 confirmed cases. Three of them have fully recovered.
MOHAP explained that the two new cases had close contact with the recently confirmed cases of the Chinese citizen.
It affirmed that it is screening all persons in close contact with the confirmed cases to avert spreading of the disease and ensure safety of the community.
”The two new cases are for a 34-year old Filipino and a 39-year old Bangladeshi. Their condition is stable,” the ministry said.
The ministry said it was coordinating with health and other concerned authorities in the country, and had been following a very effective epidemiological monitoring mechanism. All the necessary precautions to ensure highly efficient preventive measures were taken, including check-ups and observation of people in contact with patients. It was all done as per the guidelines and standards of the World Health Organisation, the ministry added.
It urged the public to follow the preventive procedures and to read the awareness instructions available on its website and the official websites of health authorities in the UAE.
“The public are also advised to adopt protective health behaviours to avoid infectious diseases, including washing hands with soap and clean water, and covering the mouth when coughing or sneezing to stop the spread of germs and viruses,” the ministry said.