72 new coronavirus cases reported in the UAE - GulfToday

72 new coronavirus cases reported in the UAE


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The UAE Health Ministry announced on Friday the detection of 72 new coronavirus (COVID-19) cases and the recovery of 3 more individuals.

The announcement was made by the Ministry of Health and Prevention, highlighted the latest COVID-19 developments in the country and the measures taken by Emirati authorities to combat the spread of the pandemic.

The 72 cases are all stable and are subject to the necessary health care, bringing the number of cases registered in the country to 405.

The new cases bring the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 405, the ministry said.

In a statement, Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) added the new cases belonged to various nationalities - one each from Sri Lanka, Jordan, Palestine, Syria, Iran, Comoros, China, Saudi Arabia, Kyrgyzstan, Bosnia, Serbia,

Greece, Uruguay, Romania, Sweden, South Africa, Iraq and Yemen, two each from Nepal, and Ethiopia, four from the UAE, five each from Britain, Pakistan and Lebanon, eight from Bangladesh, and 23 cases from India.


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''All patients are in stable condition and receiving necessary medical care, the ministry affirmed.

MoHAP also announced the full recovery of three cases - two Bangladeshis and a Pakistani - taking the total number of recoveries so far to 55.

The Ministry advised the general public to adhere to preventative health and personal hygiene measures to prevent the spread of the epidemic.

It stressed basic protective measures such as the frequent washing of hands; covering mouth and nose with flexed elbow or tissue while coughing and sneezing and discarding of the tissue immediately.

The Ministry called upon the public to adhere to preventive measures, follow news updates on the health developments from the official government sources and disregard rumours and not circulate them.

It also called upon individuals suffering from respiratory ailments to avoid crowded places.

Meanwhile, anyone violating preventive measures and instructions given by the government to contain the coronavirus, COVID-19, will receive a fine not less than Dhs500 and not more than Dhs50,000, which can be doubled in the event of repeat offense.

According to regulations approved by the UAE Cabinet on violations of the preventive measures to contain the coronavirus, third-time violations will be referred to the federal crisis and emergency prosecution.

The new legislation, which includes a list of violations and resulting penalties is part of the government’s efforts to prevent the negative effects of coronavirus on the community, and protect the health and safety of citizens, residents and visitors.


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