Coronavirus in UAE

Written by on March 6, 2020

Following new cases of Coronavirus in the UAE, The Ministry of Education announced a four-week period of closure for all schools and universities in the country from march 8. News follows after nurseries were closed.


Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that can infect your nose, sinuses and upper throat. Classified as zoonotic, which means they are transmitted between animals and people. While most coronavirus strains only cause mild flu-like symptoms during infection – the common cold, for example – others such as Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) can morph into a pandemic.

Earlier this week Minister of Health and Prevention announced that UAE is creating a medical facility for coronavirus patients in the event of a global emergency. There has been a total of 27 reported cases in the UAE.

The symptoms

Reports vary, with some infected individuals displaying mild signs of a flu or cold, while other have contracted viral pneumonia which is difficult to treat. It is hard to judge whether you have a flu or coronavirus without testing, but in most cases documented, a fever seems to be the most prominent symptom. You should also look out for signs like shortness of breath, breathing difficulties and body aches. According to existing cases, those who have a stronger immune system have better chances of recovery. Those who have died are known to have suffered from existing health issues.


The Ministry of Health and Community Protection are closely following the situation in a way that guarantees the health and safety of everyone. Dubai and Abu Dhabi airports are monitoring passengers on arrival.
 
 


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