UAE announces recovery of two new coronavirus patients
EGYPT REPORTS FIRST CASE OF INFECTION IN FOREIGNER
The UAE’s Ministry of Health and Prevention yesterday announced that two Chinese patients diagnosed with coronavirus have fully recovered, bringing the total number of recovered patients to three out of eight confirmed cases.
The two patients are a 41year old father and his 8-yearold son. Last week, the ministry announced that Liu Yujia, a 73-year-old Chinese woman, had made a full recovery.
The other five cases are being continuously monitored and one of them is under intensive care.
Li Xuhang, Consul-General of China to the UAE, and Dr Fatima Al Attar, Head of International Health Regulations at the ministry, visited the father and son. “The UAE Government and people have demonstrated the true meaning of solidarity with the People’s Republic of China in confronting this latest outbreak,” Xuhang said.
Dr Al Attar pointed out that the father and son had received medical treatment in one of the country’s best hospitals. “With the announcement of the recovery of the two cases today, we deliver a message of love from the people of the UAE to the friendly Chinese people and emphasise our solidarity with them in facing this disease,” she said.
Dr Al Attar noted that the studies currently available have proven that the rate of recovery from the coronavirus may reach 98 per cent.
Meanwhile, Egypt yesterday said a foreign national has tested positive for the coronavirus, marking the populous country’s first case of the disease.
The person had not shown any symptoms. “Clinical tests were carried out on suspected cases who did not display any symptoms and he tested positive for the virus,” Khalid Mejahed, a health ministry spokesman said.
The 41-year-old Chinese man with Li Xuhang (left) and ■ Dr Fatima Al Attar, when they visited him yesterday.