Indian expat infected with coronavirus in UAE
The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention said the Indian national was infected after he interacted with a recently diagnosed person.
An Indian national has been diagnosed with the novel coronavirus in the UAE, bringing the total number of confirmed infection cases to eight, the country's Health Ministry has said.
The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) said on Monday that the Indian national was infected after he interacted with a recently diagnosed person.
The Ministry of Health and Prevention announced today the eighth confirmed case of new #coronavirus in the UAE, which is an Indian national who had interacted with a recently diagnosed person.#mohap_uae— وزارة الصحة ووقاية المجتمع الإماراتية - MOHAP UAE (@mohapuae) February 10, 2020
On Sunday, the Ministry said that the two new patients, a Chinese national and a Filipino, had been diagnosed with the disease and were receiving medical care as per the highest health standards available in the country.
It said that all health facilities will continue to report any new cases suspected to have coronavirus.
"All reported cases are in stable condition, except for one case, who is being put under close observation by a team of senior consultants at the Intensive Care Unit," a statement by the Ministry said.
"We assure members of the community that we are taking all adequate preventive measures including check-ups and observation of the patients’ escorts," the Ministry added.
The death toll in China's coronavirus outbreak has gone up to 1,016 while the confirmed cases of infection have soared to 42,638, Chinese health officials said on Tuesday.
Last week, a family of four who arrived from Wuhan for a holiday in Dubai were diagnosed with coronavirus. A fifth patient, who also arrived from the Chinese city, was confirmed to have been infected with the virus, but is reportedly in a stable condition.
China and countries around the world are scrambling to contain the spread of coronavirus which first originated in Wuhan city in the central Hubei province of China. Apart from China, two deaths have occurred in Hong Kong and the Philippines.
Besides Germany, Britain and Italy, other European nations with cases of the virus include France, Russia, Belgium, Sweden, Finland and Spain.