UAE reports 11 new coronavirus cases, total now 85

A traveler wears a mask at the Dubai International Airport. (File photo: Reuters)

The United Arab Emirates confirmed on Thursday 11 new cases of the deadly coronavirus, Emirates News Agency reported, raising the total number of cases in the country to 85.

The new cases include two Italians, two Filipinos, a Montenegrin, a Canadian, a Pakistani, an Emirati, a Russian, and a British national, according to the Ministry of Health.

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The 11 people, who had been abroad, were placed under quarantine when they arrived in the country and were asked to take a medical test to determine whether they have coronavirus.

The individuals are currently being monitored and are all in stable conditions, the ministry said.

Medical facilities in the UAE have been provided with all the necessary medical equipment and supplies to ensure that patients with coronavirus are taken care of, the ministry added.

The country also announced on Thursday that it would require pregnant women, the elderly, people with compromised immune systems, and people with disabilities to work from home.

The UAE had also announced a list of other precautionary measures to combat the spread of the deadly virus, including shutting down schools and universities and suspending some flights to virus-hit countries.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 10:02 - GMT 07:02
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