Number of coronavirus cases in UAE rise to five with new case registered

This photo taken on January 28, 2020 shows medical staff members cheering up a patient infected by the novel coronavirus in an isolation ward at a hospital in Zouping in China’s easter Shandong province. (AFP)

The UAE’s Ministry of Health and Prevention has announced the diagnosis of a new case of coronavirus infection, the state news agency WAM reported on Saturday.

The patient had arrived from the Chinese city of Wuhan and is receiving the necessary treatment and his condition is stable, the report said.

With this new case, the number of those infected with coronavirus in the UAE has gone up to five.

The Ministry disclosed that the four cases detected earlier in a Chinese family were still under medical care. Their condition is stable.

The Ministry stated that all necessary precautions are  being taken in coordination with other relevant health authorities in the country in order to ensure the safety of the citizens and residents.

The Ministry pointed out that the number of cases detected in the UAE were very low and that there was no cause for concern,

Four people from a Chinese family were diagnosed with coronavirus, state news agency WAM had reported on January 29. The family infected with the coronavirus was also from the city of Wuhan, where the first cases of the virus were detected.

Dr. Hussein al-Rand, an assistant undersecretary at the UAE’s Ministry of Health and Prevention, speaking to Al Arabiya English on Thursday had said the family members were in “stable condition” and will be released in 14 days.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:53 - GMT 06:53