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Bangladeshi tests positive for coronavirus in UAE

FE ONLINE DESK | Published: February 22, 2020 10:00:56 | Updated: February 22, 2020 16:08:21


Representational image: Test tube with the coronavirus name label is seen in this illustration taken on January 29, 2020. Reuter/Files Representational image: Test tube with the coronavirus name label is seen in this illustration taken on January 29, 2020. Reuter/Files

Two more residents of the UAE have tested positive for coronavirus (COVID19), the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) announced on Friday.

This brings the total number of patients tested positive for COVID19 in the UAE to 11, three of whom have now recovered fully, Gulf News reports.

The two patients are: a 34-year-old resident from Philippines and a 39-year-old from Bangladesh. They were in direct contact with the Chinese patient recently diagnosed with coronavirus and are now in a stable health condition, the ministry said.

The ministry affirmed that all people in direct contact with the coronavirus patients are being checked to ensure the safety of the community and that the disease will not break out in the country.

The ministry emphasised that it is taking all necessary and precautionary measures, including investigating, examining and following up on those who were in contact with the patients, in cooperation with health authorities in the country.

The ministry urged the public to follow the preventive procedures and to read the virus-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 behaviours 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 ministry said.

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