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The UAE has called on its citizens to refrain from travelling to India at present, following recent concerns on the new coronavirus, COVID-19, outbreaks in a number of countries.
In a statement, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation said, "The decision comes in implementation of the instructions issued by the Indian government, which stated that all foreigners holding Indian visas of all kinds will be barred from entering India until further notice as a precautionary measure taken by the Indian government to reduce novel Coronavirus spread."
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The UAE Embassy in New Delhi requested UAE citizens currently in India to register on the ministry's 'Twajudi' service, and contact the embassy at +91 81819 11111.
The outbreak of the coronavirus has sent health authorities around the world into a state of high alert and action. The healthcare bodies are tackling the crisis with full-frontal earnestness. Despite the fact that the number of cases in the UAE are marginal, the nation too is taking no chances and gearing up to meet the challenge.
On Wednesday, the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) announced it had developed and activated a predictive electronic system to identify patients at high risk of contracting the novel coronavirus.
The Ministry revealed that it also activated an early warning system (Wareed system) across all its healthcare facilities to quickly identify individuals at higher risk of being afflicted with the coronavirus.
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