VIDEO: UAE announces 484 new coronavirus cases, two deaths and 74 recoveries - GulfToday

VIDEO: UAE announces 484 new coronavirus cases, two deaths and 74 recoveries


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The UAE Government has announced the full recovery of 74 coronavirus patients after receiving the necessary healthcare, bringing the total number of recoveries to 1,360.

Speaking at the UAE's regular media briefing on Monday, Dr. Farida Al Hosani, spokesperson for the UAE health sector, said that 25,795 additional tests were conducted across various emirates, which led to the identification of 484 new cases among various nationalities, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 7,265.

Dr Al Hosani also announced the death of two Asian nationals, bringing the number of deaths to 43. She offered her sincere condolences to the families of the deceased and wished them peace during this challenging time.

Dr. Al Hosani spoke about the progress of the precautionary measures taken by the country to prevent the spread of the virus. Mohammed Al Fahim, Spokesperson of the Emirates Red Crescent, and Sheikh Omar Al Darei, Member of the Emirates Council for Fatwas, also spoke.

Dr. Al Hosani stressed the importance of children and adults receiving the necessary vaccinations. "We are already going through exceptional circumstances during this period, and vaccinations are important measures. We must not forget this, no matter the circumstances. Vaccination schedules for children must be adhered to in order to safeguard their health and safety," she said.

Dr. Al Hosani affirmed that the UAE is committed to providing the necessary vaccinations for all members of society, including children and adults, to prevent various infectious diseases.

When asked about the possibility of contracting coronavirus when shopping, Dr. Al Hosani stated, "Studies indicate that the novel coronavirus may remain on surfaces for a few hours or even several days. This may vary depending on conditions, such as surface type, temperature, and humidity. Therefore, we advise all individuals after shopping or when receiving bags from delivery services to dispose of used bags after emptying their contents in a closed container. We also advise them to not re-use these bags and note the importance of sterilising the surfaces where bags are placed at home, as well as washing hands with soap and water."

"All health facilities in the country have been warned that no patient with the disease will be discharged unless it is certain that they have fully recovered and have no symptoms. The approved health procedure after the patient has left the hospital is to remain at home for 14 days after treatment. They must also work remotely and not go out and mix with others," she said.

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