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A 61-year-old European inmate, of African origin, has been set free by the Dubai Police due to his medical condition that threatened his life in prison, even after receiving appropriate treatment.
The inmate has been diagnosed with cancer while serving his penal sentence at the Central Prison in Dubai.
He has been undergoing treatment, before the symptoms of his disease worsen threatening his life, according to the Medical Committee report at the Dubai Health Authority.
Brigadier Ali Mohammed Al Shamali, Director of the General Department of Punitive and Correctional Institutions at Dubai Police, said that the European inmate was sentenced to 10 years of prison time after he got arrested last year at the Airport for possession of drugs for the purpose of trafficking.
The 61-year-old inmate was extremely happy to be back home to continue his treatment with the family members. He also and expressed his thanks to the Dubai Police for the care and kind treatment he and other inmates received in prison.
The UAE government is determined to bring down blood cancer fatalities in the country where it is the third leading cause of death, numbering at 4500 new cases each year.
The Dubai Police’s Happiness and Positivity Council said Mahmoud Mohammed Al Shaabi received every staff and visitors at the gates of Dubai Police Headquarters with a smile.
Al Jalila Foundation today celebrated longstanding partner Brest Friends 14th anniversary acknowledging the impact the home-grown programme has contributed to breast cancer awareness in the UAE.
'The UAE has decided to renew, from today and for a renewable period of two weeks, the suspension of entry of all foreign nationals holding valid UAE residence visa, in a bid to contain the spread the COVID-19 pandemic and to ensure their safety.
The ministry also announced that 35 cases fully recovered from the virus, after receiving treatment, bringing the total recovered cases to 96.
The Ministry said a 62-year old Asian expat and a 78-year old GCC national who tested positive for COVID-19 died due to complications related to chronic diseases. This brings death toll to eight.
"Considering the problems of overseas Pakistanis it has been decided that the first flight would land at Islamabad International Airport on April 4. All passengers will be sent in quarantine and tested for COVID-19. Those tested negative will be sent home through special arrangement of transport," Asad Umar said.