UAE announces 50 new coronavirus cases, 4 recoveries


Saudi Gazette report

ABU DHABI — Fifty new cases of coronavirus were reported in the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday, bringing the total number of infections to 248 in the country. 

These new cases involved people who came into contact with previously infected individuals as well as people who returned from abroad, the state news agency WAM reported quoting the country’s health ministry.

The new cases belong to the following nationalities: one person each from Sri Lanka, 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 people each from Italy, Egypt, UAE, Spain, Netherlands, Jordan, the Philippines; three people 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 ministry said.

The ministry also reported four cases of recoveries — three Pakistanis and one Bangladeshi — raising the total number of recoveries to 45.

Meanwhile, the Ministry and local health authorities have urged the public to follow healthy practices such as washing hands with soap and water as well as covering the nose and mouth while coughing and sneezing in order to protect themselves and others.

The ministry has also advised people with respiratory illnesses to avoid visiting public places and has called upon people to seek information from official sources only and avoid spreading rumors.

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