The United Arab Emirates detected 15 new cases of coronavirus on Tuesday, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 113, according to state-run news agency WAM citing the health ministry.
The health ministry said the newly detected cases belong to patients from different nationalities, including one each from Kyrgyzstan, Serbia, Italy, the Netherlands, Australia, Germany, the United States, Greece, Russia, Ukraine, Bangladesh and two people each from Britain and Spain.
Also on Tuesday, the Dubai-based Majid Al Futtaim has announced on Tuesday its new operating working hours for malls, saying it would operate for eight hours only from noon until 8 p.m.
UAE moves to combat coronavirus
The UAE has implemented various measures aimed at countering the spread of coronavirus.
Dubai has shut all bars, lounges, and hotel lobbies in a bid to stop people from spreading the disease through interacting.
On the same day, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan said the UAE was “infinitely” prepared to cope with the coronavirus outbreak.
“I’d like to reassure every citizen and resident of the #UAE that our Country is infinitely able to supply everyone with all the food and medicine they could ever need," says Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh @MohamedBinZayed Al Nahyan.#coronavirushttps://t.co/T2gzOB3EgE pic.twitter.com/HDck8wctw1— Al Arabiya English (@AlArabiya_Eng) March 18, 2020