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UAE announces ninth case of coronavirus

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The death toll from a coronavirus outbreak in mainland China reached 1,770 as of the end of Sunday, up by 105 from the previous day, the country's National Health Commission said on Monday morning.

The number of new deaths in China's central Hubei province from the coronavirus outbreak rose by 100 as of Sunday.

Across mainland China, there were 2,048 new confirmed infections on Sunday. The total accumulated number so far has reached 70,548.

The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP), announced a new Coronavirus (COVID19), case on Monday bringing the number of those infected in the UAE to nine.

The latest case is a 37 years old Chinese who was diagnosed during a routine check-up which was conducted as per the World Health Organisation (WHO), standards. His condition is stable.

This brings to nine the total number of COVID19 cases diagnosed in the UAE, including the two patients who were recently confirmed fully recovered.
The remaining six patients are still under intensive care and observation by a team of leading consultants.


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The Ministry said it in coordination with health and other concerned authorities in the country, it has been following a very effective epidemiological monitoring mechanism, and taking all the necessary precautions to ensure that highly efficient preventive measures, including check-ups and observation of the people who have been in contact with patients- in accordance with the highest global practices.

It urged the public to follow the preventive procedures and to read the awareness instructions, available on its website and the official websites of health authorities in the UAE.

Coronavirus People wearing facemasks wait at an airport in China.

"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 statement said.

The number of new cases from China's Coronavirus epidemic dropped for a third consecutive day on Sunday, as the World Health Organisation chief warned it was "impossible" to predict how the outbreak would develop.

Global concern remains high about the spread of the virus, which first emerged in China's central Hubei province in December, with the first death outside Asia reported in France this weekend.

The death toll jumped to 1,665 in mainland China on Sunday after 142 more people died from the virus.

More than 68,000 people have now been infected - but the number of new cases of the COVID-19 strain continued to decline.

A man has died from the coronavirus in Taiwan, marking the first such death on the island since the epidemic spread from maninland China, the island's health minister said on Sunday.

Taiwan's confirmed cases now stands at 20.


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