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The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has announced three new cases of monkeypox, in line with the UAE health authorities' policy on the early detection and monitoring of the disease.
MoHAP urged all community members to follow appropriate preventive and safety measures and precautions while travelling and moving in large crowds.
It also reassured the public that the UAE's health authorities are taking all necessary measures, including investigation, examination of contacts, and monitoring their health, as well as continuing its tireless efforts to ensure the health sector's readiness to deal with all communicable diseases.
The Ministry called on members of the public to obtain information from official sources in the UAE, and to refrain from spreading rumours and false information, highlighting the importance of staying updated on developments and guidelines issued by UAE health authorities.
China is deeply appreciative of the UAE’s support and solidarity, medical supplies and assistance, and the decision to keep the air lifeline to China during the ongoing fight against the new coronavirus, a senior Chinese diplomat said.
The ministry said the patient was returning from abroad when his symptoms were suspected and diagnosed, BNA added.
WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said the UN health agency was not recommending mass vaccination against the virus, and added that no deaths had been reported so far from the outbreaks.
Titled, “Chinese Language Programme: Current Status and Future Plan,” the ministry report that was reviewed by WAM, noted the "historic peak" in relations between the UAE and China, adding that there is a growing interest among "Emirati people to understand the Chinese language and culture."
Hussain Al Hammadi, the UAE Minister of Education, and the Confucius Institute's Deputy Chief Executive, Ma Jianfei, signed an MoU on Monday to introduce the Chinese language in UAE education curricula, during the state visit of Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, to China.
The Dubai Court of Appeal upheld a judgment issued by the Criminal Court, which sentenced an Asian maid to six month is prison and fined her Dhs2,000, to be followed by deportation.
The infant is the sole survivor of her immediate family, the rest of whom were all killed when the 7.8-magnitude quake that struck Syria and neighbouring Turkey on Monday.
The President's initiative includes providing $50 million to the brotherly Syrian people affected by earthquakes, in addition to US$50 million to the friendly Turkish people.