Last Covid-19 patients leave Ras Al Khaimah centres
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