Dr Farida Al Hosani, the official spokesperson for the UAE health sector, addresses a press briefing in Abu Dhabi. WAM
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The UAE Health Ministry on Wednesday announced 85 new cases of coronavirus in the country, bringing the total number of infections to 333.
The new cases include 7 cases of UAE nationals, in addition to cases of various other nationalities.
The Ministry also said, 7 people have left the hospital after complete recovery from the disease. The total number of recovered cases is 52.
On Tuesday the ministry had announced 50 new cases of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, as well as the recovery of four people.
These new cases were among individuals who had close contact with cases announced previously, as well as people who returned from abroad.
The new cases on Tuesday belonged to the following nationalities: 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 individuals in question are in a stable condition and receiving the necessary medical care.
The four individuals who completely recovered from the infection are three Pakistanis and one Bangladeshi.
The Ministry and local health authorities advised the public to adhere to healthy practices in order to protect themselves, such as washing hands with soap and water, as well as covering the nose and mouth while coughing and sneezing.
The Ministry also advised people with respiratory illnesses to avoid public places. It also stressed that the public is encouraged to take information from official sources only and avoid spreading rumours.
DoH urged the public to rely only on official sources when dealing with all news related to the novel virus.
The laboratory diagnostic kits in the cargo will help screen thousands of people, further supporting the efforts to control the pandemic.
This step is part of the country's efforts to counter the spread of the COVID19 in a number of countries. All quarantine procedures were applied to those repatriated and continuous checks are conducted for their health and safety.
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.
The ministry also announced that 19 cases fully recovered from the coronavirus, after receiving treatment.