Abu Dhabi’s Health Authority (HAAD) has confirmed of a positive case of the
Middle East Respiratory Syndrome
(MERS) coronavirus in the capital.
The patient is receiving the medical care, state news agency WAM said on
The authority said it is coordinating with the UAE Ministry of Health and
Prevention and other relevant governmental entities, and has taken all
necessary measures as per standards and recommendations from the World Health
In order to help prevent respiratory illnesses, the ministry has advised
the public to wash hands often with soap and water, use hand sanitiser if the
former is not readily accessible, cover the nose and mouth with a tissue when
coughing or sneezing and throw the tissue into a rubbish receptacle.
Earlier this month, the World Health Organisation
reported of 10 people suffering from MERS at a hospital in Riyadh, Saudi
of 18 cases of MERS have been reported in the kingdom between 23 February and
16 March, including two deaths, WHO said.
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