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45 new COVID/19 cases confirmed in UAE

Saudi Press Agency

Tuesday 1441/7/29 - 2020/03/24

ABU DHABI, March 24, 2020, SPA -- The United Arab Emirates Government has announced 45 new cases of COVID-19.

The announcement was made during a regular media briefing held by Dr. Farida Al Hosani, official spokesperson of the UAE health sector.

Dr. Al Hosani said that one of the declared cases is a person who returned from abroad but did not quarantine himself and wait for the test results. This resulted in the transmission of the virus to 17 people who came in contact with him, such as family members, relatives, and coworkers, bringing the total number of diagnosed cases in the country to 198.

Dr. Al Hosani added that the individuals who tested positive belonged to various nationalities, including one each from the Philippines, Iraq, Tunisia, Syria, Kuwait, Italy, Peru, Ethiopia, Lebanon, Somalia, the UK, Sudan, Egypt, Ireland, Russia, Montenegro, France, and Poland, in addition to two from Canada, three from Bangladesh, four each from Pakistan and the US, and seven from both the UAE and India. All individuals in question are stable and are being treated, she added.

11:05 LOCAL TIME 08:05 GMT

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