Last Covid-19 pa­tients leave Ras Al Khaimah cen­tres

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The last group of Covid-19 pa­tients quar­an­tined in Ras Al Khaimah ho­tels were dis­charged on Thurs­day, a se­nior po­lice of­fi­cer said.

Five ho­tels were used as iso­la­tion and quar­an­tine cen­tres dur­ing the peak of the out­break as the author­i­ties planned for a pre­dicted in­crease in cases.

Maj Gen Ali Al Nuaimi, com­man­der-in-chief of Ras Al Khaimah Po­lice, told The Na­tional that all five ho­tels are free of coro­n­avirus cases.

“Some ho­tels were al­lo­cated for iso­la­tion and some for quar­an­tine and all of them are empty af­ter the last pa­tients and sus­pected cases left the fa­cil­ity,” Maj Gen Al Nuaimi said.

About 16 pa­tients are un­der­go­ing treat­ment at a field hos­pi­tal in the emi­rate and are ex­pected to be dis­charged next week, Ara­bic-lan­guage news­pa­per Emarat Al Youm re­ported.

The hos­pi­tal re­ceived 350 pa­tients since it was set up in April.

Ras Al Khaimah field hos­pi­tals were set up at Expo Cen­tre Shar­jah, Sheikh Khal­ifa Hall in Umm Al Quwain and Fu­jairah Ex­hi­bi­tion Cen­tre.

The Min­istry of Health and Preven­tion said these cen­tres were built quickly to raise hos­pi­tal ca­pac­ity to more than 5,000 beds.

Field hos­pi­tals were also set up in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Aj­man

On July 7, the last pa­tient to be treated for coro­n­avirus was dis­charged from the Dubai World Trade Cen­tre as the field hos­pi­tal closed to make way for a sport­ing event.

The fi­nal pa­tient to walk out of the tem­po­rary clinic, Ja­panese ci­ti­zen Hiroaki Fu­jita, was al­lowed to re­turn home af­ter record­ing a neg­a­tive test for coro­n­avirus.

Mr Fu­jita, who has lived in Dubai for close to three years, praised staff for their care dur­ing his two-week stay at the cen­tre.

Five ho­tels were used for iso­la­tion and quar­an­tine dur­ing the pan­demic as the author­i­ties planned for a pos­si­ble rise in cases

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