The Department of Health urged the public to rely only on official sources when dealing with all news related to the virus.
The Department of Health — Abu Dhabi has dismissed as "untrue" news alleging that a coronavirus case has been discovered in a residential compound in Abu Dhabi today.
“The Ministry of Health and Prevention is the official source of information on COVID-19 in the UAE," DoH — Abu Dhabi said in a statement, affirming that MoHaP was adhering to all transparency standards in revealing the number of coronavirus cases in the country.
DoH urged the public to rely only on official sources when dealing with all news related to the novel virus.
"The public are urged to follow the reports issued regularly by competent bodies who are doing their work with all transparency and sparing no effort to curb the spread of the virus outbreak.
"The health sector in Abu Dhabi, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Prevention, is following strict precautionary measures in line with best international standards approved by the World Health Organisation in combating pandemics and diseases, including COVID-19," added the statement.
The Department affirms that protection of the society tops all priorities and all required measures are being taken to curb the spread of the virus outbreak.
These precautionary measures, said DoH, are being taken in collaboration with all competent bodies and partners in the country and include early epidemiologic and clinical investigations; providing qualified medical teams working 24/7; check-up of all those in contact with the reported cases; direct channels of communication with the public to address all emergencies; adherence to the principles of full transparency in the disclosure of health status developments; and quarantine measures, in line with best practices and the WHO standards and guidelines, in order to ensure protection of the society and its safety.
Dubai's large Global Village shopping and entertainment market, which runs from November to March each year, said it was closing early.
The Department on Thursday issued an administrative decision regarding the temporary ban of serving “shisha”, calling on owners of establishments operating in the emirate to immediately stop this service until further notice.
Restaurants and cafes will be allowed to operate for the same period at 20% of capacity, and as long as customers are at least two metres apart, and for delivery services, subject to review.
A four-year-old female tiger named Nadia at the Bronx Zoo has tested positive for coronavirus, likely the first case involving an animal in the US.
He had been scheduled to re-emerge on Friday after a week of recovery and working remotely, but said he would remain at home because he still had a high temperature — one of the symptoms.
The Department of Dhafra Hospitals affiliated to the Abu Dhabi Health Services Company “Seha” opens today “Monday” the screening centre for covid-19 in Madinat Zayed, next to Madinat Zayed Council in Al Dhafra Region. The centre’s daily capacity reaches up to 300 people.