New cases involve Filipino and Bangladeshi who had close contact with previously confirmed cases of Chinese citizens
The UAE’s Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) has confirmed two new cases of coronavirus involving people who had close contact with previously confirmed cases of Chinese citizens.
The two cases bring the total number of confirmed coronavirus cases to 11, three of whom have fully recovered.
''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 is screening all persons in close contact with the confirmed cases to avert spreading of the disease and ensure safety of the community. It is also coordinating with health and other concerned authorities in the country as part of its 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.
"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 added.