UAE announces recovery of two coronavirus patients; confirms 6 new cases

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Abu Dhabi, Feb.27 (BNA): The Ministry of Health and Prevention said two coronavirus patients in the UAE have recovered, while 6 new cases have been confirmed. The new announcement brings to 19 the number of reported cases, five of whom have been cured so far from the COVID-19.


The two who have recovered are 36-year-old and 37-year-old Chinese citizens, and they have received treatment in UAE hospitals. The first belongs to the Chinese family who first tested positive for the novel coronavirus in the UAE.


The six newly confirmed cases, who have been screened through the ministry’s ongoing early reporting system, are of different nationalities, including four Iranians, one Chinese and one Bahraini, all of whom had come to the UAE from the Islamic Republic of Iran ahead of the travel ban enforced recently, said the ministry.


A total of 28 people, who were in close contact with the previously confirmed cases, have been screened and all preemptive measures are being taken to prevent the spread of the virus outbreak in coordination with health and other authorities concerned in the country through a very effective epidemiological monitoring mechanism, the statement added.