Dubai: Two new cases of coronavirus infection have been detected in the UAE, bringing the total number of people diagnosed with the deadly disease to seven, the country’s health ministry has said.
The death toll in China’s coronavirus outbreak rose to 811 on Sunday, while over 37,000 people have been confirmed as being infected with the virus that is wreaking havoc in China and has spread to more than 25 countries.
The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) said on Saturday that “two new cases of coronavirus” were detected in the country through a routine check-up system set according to standards set by the World Health Organization.
The ministry said in a statement that the two new patients, a Chinese national and a Filipino, were receiving medical care as per the highest health standards available in the country.
It said that all health facilities will continue to report any new cases suspected to have coronavirus.
Last week, a family of four who arrived from Wuhan for a holiday in Dubai were diagnosed with coronavirus. A fifth patient, who also arrived from the Chinese city, was confirmed to have been infected with the virus, but is reportedly in a stable condition.
China and countries around the world are scrambling to contain the spread of coronavirus which first surfaced in Wuhan city in the Central Hubei province of China. Apart from China, two deaths have occurred in Hong Kong and the Philippines.
Besides Germany, Britain and Italy, other European nations with cases of the virus include France, Russia, Belgium, Sweden, Finland and Spain.
Source: Vartha Bharati