6 New Cases of Coronavirus in UAE | Events & Flights Cancelled

Coronavirus in UAE

The Ministry of Health and Prevention UAE announced 6 new cases of coronavirus (covid-19) in the country. Events and flights have been cancelled as new coronavirus cases discovered.

This brings the total number of peoples diagnosed with coronavirus (COVID-19) in the UAE to 19 cases. The newly infected persons came from Iran before the suspension of flights from Iran.

Link: Fear of Coronavirus in Middle East

All of the new cases had come to the UAE from the Iran ahead of the travel ban enforced recently, said MoHAP in a statement.

The infected persons are of different nationalities, including four Iranians, one Bahraini and one Chinese. 

Travel Plans Disrupted in UAE:
Abu Dhabi sports council has moved to cancel the remaining stages of the UAE Tour bicycle racing event due to six new cases of coronavirus.

Bahrain also extends suspension of flights from Dubai and Sharjah to combat the spread of Covid- 19.

Flydubai flights to and from Iran, Bahrain have been cancelled, passengers are requested to call airport or flydubai helpline before leaving homes.

Saudi Arabia also suspends the UMRAH VISAS (pilgrims) both through buses and by Air.

Emirates Airline restricts boarding in flights to Saudi Arabia.

UAE suspends ferry services with IRAN until further notice.

Link: UAE Law & New Visa Rules 

Symptoms of Coronavirus:
Patients may have fever, cough, runny nose, shortness of breath, fatigue, a sore throat, exacerbated asthma and other symptoms. In more severe cases, infection can cause pneumonia with severe acute respiratory disease.

Precautions and Protections:
The best way to protect yourself is the same as you would against any respiratory infection. Practice good hygiene by:

·       Making sure to clean your hands thoroughly for at least 15 seconds with soap and water, or an alcohol-based hand rub.
·       Cover your nose and mouth when coughing and sneezing with tissue or a flexed elbow.
·       Avoid close contact with anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms.
·       Avoid smoking and smoky areas.
·       Do not smoke in a close room.
·       Do not smoke inside car.
·       Drink enough water.
·       Do not travel while sick.
·       In-case of cough or sneezing issue, seek medical care right away.

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1 comment:

  1. as i heard that, Suspending entry to Saudi Arabia for the purpose of Umrah, it was decided to temporarily suspend entry to it for the purpose of Umrah,and to visit the Prophet’s Mosque and suspend entry to it with tourist visas. It also decided to suspend the use of the national identity for travel between the Gulf states. Precautionary measure to prevent the arrival of the Corona virus in the Kingdom


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