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UAE: Number of sufferers to have recovered rises to 55

Total number of official Covid-19 cases in the United Arab Emirates has risen to 405

UAE: Number of sufferers to have recovered rises to 55
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The UAE announced on Friday three more individuals have recovered from the Covid-19 virus, as the total number of official cases in the country rose to 405, according to a report by the state news agency WAM.

The Ministry of Health and Prevention, MoHAP, said the new cases consisted of people who arrived from abroad or came in contact with previously confirmed cases under quarantine. Some cases were due to travel abroad.

The new cases bring the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 405, the ministry said.

In a statement, MoHAP added the new cases belonged to various nationalities - one each from Sri Lanka, Jordan, Palestine, Syria, Iran, Comoros, China, Saudi Arabia, Kyrgyzstan, Bosnia, Serbia, Greece, Uruguay, Romania, Sweden, South Africa, Iraq and Yemen, two each from Nepal, and Ethiopia, four from the UAE, five each from Britain, Pakistan and Lebanon, eight from Bangladesh, and 23 cases from India.

All patients are in stable condition and receiving necessary medical care, the ministry affirmed.

MoHAP also announced the full recovery of three cases - two Bangladeshis and a Pakistani - taking the total number of recoveries so far to 55.

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