Coronavirus: Patient in UAE Recovers Fully

Coronavirus: Patient in UAE Recovers Fully

Liu Yujia, a 73-year old Chinese woman, contracted the disease in China and travelled to the UAE where she started experiencing the symptoms

Liu Yujia, a 73-year-old Chinese woman who was infected by coronavirus, has recovered completely after receiving treatment in the UAE. Liu had contracted the disease in China and then travelled to the UAE where she was eventually diagnosed. According to a statement released by the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP), Liu was receiving medical care from 23rd January at an isolation ward and has now “recovered fully and can carry on with life normally.” The Consul General of China, Li Xuhang and Assistant Undersecretary for Health Centres and Clinics at MoHAP, Dr Hussein Al Rand visited Liu and congratulated her on her recovery.

The Chinese Consul General praised UAE’s 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.”

Coronavirus: Patient in UAE Recovers Fully

Dr Hussein said Liu took the 2019-nCoV detection test and it was negative. He added, “Individuals diagnosed are receiving proper health care in accordance with leading World Health Organisation standards, with each individual case being monitored until full recovery is attained. This case ... increases hope that other discovered cases in the UAE can also be fully recovered.”

So far, seven cases of coronavirus have been diagnosed in the UAE. Liu belongs to the family of four who were the first to be diagnosed after travelling back from Wuhan. Two more Chinese nationals and a Filipino have been added to the list of infected people, and are currently receiving treatment.

In China and worldwide, the death toll from the Wuhan coronavirus has reached 910 while over 40,000 people have been infected, with a majority based in mainland China. According to the Chinese authorities, around 3,281 patients have successful recovered and been discharged from the hospital.  

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