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UAE free of new Coronavirus say officials

DUBAI, January 23, 2020

The UAE is completely free of the mysterious virus (Coronavirus) emerging in China, the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has said.
 
"The UAE has an effective integrated system and plans for emergency and crisis to address public health risks and that the country is in constant touch with the World Health Organisation (WHO) to find out the latest updates, recommendations and procedures taken in this matter," the National Committee for International Health Regulations and the Control of Pandemics said in a statement, according to a Wam news agency report.
 
The measures taken by the UAE in such cases are enough to protect the country against Coronavirus, the committee said, adding that it would like to reassure the public that the detected cases all around the world are still limited in spread, compared to other types of epidemics.
 
"The health situation poses no grounds for concern and the ministry is closely following up on the situation to ensure the health and safety of everyone," said the statement.
 
During the meeting, the committee emphasised that the precautionary measures applied at the UAE’s entry points were reviewed to ensure that best global practices are followed, and to avoid the spread of any infectious diseases. It has also been agreed to publish awareness leaflets for people coming to the country in different languages.
 



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