COVID-19: UAE urges citizens and residents to avoid travel


In the case of infected individuals, procedures such as sanitary isolation in health facilities will be applied to ensure that the patient avoids contact with others.

The UAE’s health authorities recently reported 27 coronavirus cases while the Dubai Health Authority confirmed that a school student and parent were also infected. Of those infected in the UAE, five individuals have fully recovered.

In a bid to try and halt the spread of the contagion, the UAE has undertaken multiple measures that include distributing medical guides to health and governmental facilities and the private sector, in addition to other sectors such as education, ports and tourism.

Isolation rooms in all state hospitals have been furnished and thermal detectors have been placed in all air, land and seaports.

Laboratory testing and control procedures have been activated at border crossings, where over 30,000 tests have been conducted since the outbreak. All suspected cases have been isolated until confirmation of infections to contain the virus.

As a precautionary measure, the UAE’s Ministry of Education declared that all schools and universities across the country – including private and public schools – will be closed for four weeks beginning Sunday, March 8. During this period all schools will be deep cleaned.



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