UAE an­nounces re­cov­ery of two new coro­n­avirus pa­tients

EGYPT RE­PORTS FIRST CASE OF IN­FEC­TION IN FOR­EIGNER

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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.

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The 41-year-old Chi­nese man with Li Xuhang (left) and ■ Dr Fa­tima Al At­tar, when they vis­ited him yes­ter­day.

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