The UAE’s’ Ministry of Health and Prevention confirmed Monday the eighth confirmed case of new coronavirus, reported WAM.
The new case was an Indian national who had interacted with a recently diagnosed person.
The Ministry announced Sunday the country’s first recovery of a new coronavirus case, a 73-year-old Chinese patient.
“All reported cases are in stable condition. Only one case, who is under close observation by a team of senior consultants at the Intensive Care Unit.” according to statement by the Ministry.
“We are taking all adequate preventive measures including check-ups and observation of the patients’ escorts,” it also added.
The Ministry also confirmed that it has taken all the necessary precautions. It ensured that highly efficient preventive measures are in place. This was in coordination with health and other concerned authorities in the country.
It urged the public to follow the preventive procedures. Besides, reading the awareness instructions, available on its website and the official websites of health authorities in the UAE.
“The public are also advised to adopt protective health behaviors to avoid infectious diseases, including washing hands with soap and clean water, and covering the mouth when coughing or sneezing to stop the spread of germs and viruses,” the statement said.
“In cooperation with key partners, we follow a very effective epidemiological monitoring mechanism. This is in accordance with the highest global practices and WHO’s standards to respond to any health emergencies.” it also added.