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UAE evacuates its citizens from Iran due to coronavirus fears

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The United Arab Emirates evacuated on Monday its citizens from Iran as part of the country's efforts to confront the spread of the coronavirus, state news agency WAM reported.

“All the returnees have been quarantined and all regular health check-ups have been taken to ensure their safety and protection,” the agency said.

There is a total of 21 confirmed coronavirus cases in the UAE.

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Meanwhile, Iran has confirmed 1,501 infection cases and the death toll is 66, as of Monday. The country has the highest number of coronavirus deaths outside of China, the epicenter of the outbreak.

This has pushed several countries to suspend flights and most of its neighbors to close their borders, especially after several neighboring countries started registering coronavirus cases relating to travel from Iran.

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