UAE detects 15 new coronavirus cases, total at 113

Commuters wear protective masks, following the outbreak of the coronavirus, on the metro in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 12, 2020. (Reuters)

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.

Gyms and public sports facilities have also been closed, as have museums and historical sites.

Attractions which have been closed include shisha cafes, theme parks, and buffets. The emirate shut down nine cafes for continuing to sell shisha on Tuesday.

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.

 

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