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He also noted that studies revealed that negative mental health can make individuals vulnerable to viruses and weaken the body’s long-term immunity, and chronic negative mental health can increase cortisone levels, which will make people vulnerable to viruses, including influenza.
Al Hammadi then pointed out that continuous psychological pressure may expose individuals to cardiac diseases, stomach ulcers, tumours and psoriasis. Therefore, individuals should take care of their mental health and their surroundings, he added, stressing that fake news and rumours may increase the state of panic in the community.
Al Hammadi highlighted the importance of talking to children about the pandemic honestly and listening to their concerns and handling them correctly, stressing that they should talk to them about ways of preventing the spread of the virus. He also noted the importance of protecting people who are suffering from mental illness, such as depression and insomnia, as well as supporting those in quarantine who contracted the virus, through remote communication.
Al Hammadi said that nice words have a positive effect on everyone while pessimism and negative words may lead to negative implications.
The Ministry of Health and Prevention has announced that 15 medical centres have been allocated for pregnant women across the seven emirates to avoid the risk of exposing them to COVID-19.
Compared to last week, the total number of recoveries increased to about 10,000 cases, with a total of 22 deaths, making the mortality rate 0.4% one of the lowest in the world.
“The state has been keen to provide vaccinations to groups of young people and people who are 18 years of age and over, and they contribute more to spreading the disease due to the nature of their lives and the activities they perform. We believe that it is necessary to provide them with the vaccine to limit the increase in cases in the next stage," health official said.
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NCM expected the formation of clouds in the east and far north, with a possibility of rainfall on Sunday. The lowest temperature (11.2 °C) was recorded on Saturday at 6:45am in Rokna in the city of Al Ain.