Coronavirus: Two people in UAE have died from COVID-19

Coronavirus: Two people in UAE have died from COVID-19

21 Mar 2020

The first two in the UAE

Two deaths have been reported in the UAE due to the COVID-19 coronavirus. 

The Ministry of Health and Prevention, MoHAP, announced that a 78-year-old Arab national and a 58-year-old Asian national have both passed away. 

The MoHAP stated that the Arab national had arrived in the UAE from Europe, and the cause of death was a heart attack 'coinciding with complications from the coronavirus disease'.

The 58-year-old had prior chronic illnesses of heart disease and kidney failure.

Both were receiving medical care for the virus at their time of death.