Coronavirus: 45 new cases in UAE - one man infects 17

Coronavirus: 45 new cases in UAE - one man infects 17

24 Mar 2020

And two more recoveries

Yesterday, it was announced that an additional 45 cases of COVID-19 coronavirus were reported in the UAE. 

The individuals who tested positive belonged to various nationalities, including one each from the Philippines, Iraq, Tunisia, Syria, Kuwait, Italy, Peru, Ethiopia, Lebanon, Somalia, UK, Sudan, Egypt, Ireland, Russia, Montenegro, France, and Poland, in addition to two from Canada, three from Bangladesh, four each from Pakistan and the US, and seven from both the UAE and India. 

Everyone diagnosed is receiving medical care. 

One man who caught the virus while travelling overseas was found to infect 17 other people as he did not adhere to the 14 day quarantine procedure. The 17 people consisted of family, friends and colleagues. 

Another two people have recovered, two Nepalese and one Iranian national, taking the total of recovered cases up to 41. 

Spokesperson for UAE Health Sector, Dr Farida Al Hosani stated: ''The protection of our homeland, families, and people is the responsibility that our leadership has placed upon our shoulders. Our compliance with preventive health measures contributes directly to efforts aimed at overcoming this challenge. Today, there is no time for courtesy at the expense of the health of our families and community.''