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UAE confirms eighth case of coronavirus

The case is that of an Indian national who had interacted with a recently diagnosed person

UAE confirms eighth case of coronavirus

The UAE’s Ministry of Health and Prevention has confirmed an eighth case of the novel coronavirus in the country, it was announced on Monday.

The case is that of an Indian national who had interacted with a recently diagnosed person.

On Sunday, the Ministry also announced the first recovery of a new coronavirus case in the country, a 73-year old Chinese national.

“All reported cases are in stable condition, except for one case, who is being put under close observation by a team of senior consultants at the intensive care unit,” a statement from the Ministry said.

“We assure members of the community that we are taking all adequate preventative measures including check-ups and observation of the patient’s escorts,” it added.

Additionally, the Ministry urged members of the public to take precautions and read awareness instructions available on its website and the official website of health authorities in the UAE and elsewhere.

“The public is also advised to adopt protective health behaviours and 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 statement said.

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