Ministry of Health & Prevention Reports 5th Case of Coronavirus

The UAE Ministry of Health & Prevention announces a new case of coronavirus infection in the country. This is the fifth case that has been reported. The previous case was from a 4-member Chinese family who have been taken under medical observation a week before. The Ministry added that the patients are all in stable condition and in medical observation.

The coronavirus has been reported to have originated in the Wuhan City of China. So far thousands have been infected globally and over 200+ have died.

Please check the full statement by MoHaP below:

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Please check the official Tweet from the @MoHaP Twitter account:

1st February, 2020 (WAM) — 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.

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