China Coronavirus: Two More Patients Recover in the UAE

China Coronavirus: Two More Patients Recover in the UAE

3 out of 8 patients infected by coronavirus in the UAE have recovered completely, according to the Ministry of Health and Prevention. Learn more below

The UAE has registered eight cases of the deadly coronavirus since January 2020. Of these, one patient, Liu Yujia, a 73-year-old woman from China, recovered fully last week and was discharged. Now the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has announced that two more patients, a 41-year old father and his 8-year-old son, also Chinese nationals, have recovered completely after receiving treatment over the past few weeks. Dr Fatima Al Attar, Head of International Health Regulations at the Ministry, and the Consul-General of China to the UAE, Li Xuhang, visited the patients to congratulate them.

Speaking to news agency WAM, Li Xuhang praised the UAE’s advanced healthcare system and said, "The UAE leadership, government and people have demonstrated the true meaning of solidarity with the People's Republic of China in confronting this latest outbreak and lauded the UAE's advanced healthcare systems that resulted in the full recovery of the patients."

Dr Fatima said, "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 emphasize our solidarity with them in facing this disease."

She further said, "A greeting of love to all my colleagues in the medical sector, and I thank them for the efforts to prevent and guarantee the health and safety of all members of the society."

Dr Fatima shared how the treatment of the Wuhan coronavirus depends on boosting the immunity of patients, treating their flu-like symptoms and reducing complications, as there is currently no vaccine available to treat the virus. She said that some studies indicate a 98 percent recovery rate from this virus.

The coronavirus originated in China’s Hubei province and has spread to more than two dozen countries. Recently, China announced a drop in the number of new cases. More than 68,000 people have been infected with the virus so far, with the death toll currently at 1,665.

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By Ayesha Hoda
Ayesha Hoda is a senior communications professional and writer, currently based in Dubai, UAE.