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UAE reports 50 new cases of coronavirus, total stands at 248

Four more people in the UAE have recovered from Covid-19

UAE reports 50 new cases of coronavirus, total stands at 248

The UAE government has urged the public to stay at home unless it's absolutely necessary to buy essential supplies, such as food and medicine, or perform essential jobs, measures aimed at limiting social contact between people and avoiding crowded places.

The UAE reported 50 new cases of coronavirus on Tuesday as the number of infections in the country hit 248.

According to the Ministry of Health and Prevention, the latest cases involved people who had close contact with others already suffering from the Covid-19 virus, as well as people who had returned from abroad.

The new cases include one person each from Sri Lanka, the UK, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Tunisia, South Africa, Belgium, South Korea, Bulgaria, France, Czech Republic, Australia, Lebanon, Kenya, Maldives, Sudan, Iran, Ireland, Morocco, Pakistan, and Sweden; two each from Italy, Egypt, UAE, Spain, Netherlands, Jordan, the Philippines; three each from the US, Bangladesh, and Palestine; and six from India.

All are said to be in a stable condition.

Meanwhile, a further four people have recovered from the virus – three Pakistanis and one Bangladeshi – bringing the total number of recovered cases to 45.

The UAE government has urged the public to stay at home unless it's absolutely necessary to buy essential supplies, such as food and medicine, or perform essential jobs, measures aimed at limiting social contact between people and avoiding crowded places.

That includes temporarily closing beaches and other public areas, including parks, movie theatres and gyms.

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