BREAKING: UAE Confirms Two New Cases Of Coronavirus

by Vaishnavi Venkataraman
BREAKING: UAE Confirms Two New Cases Of Coronavirus

Coronavirus has sadly become the talk of the town, even in the UAE! Earlier the UAE reported a case of the virus on 29 January. However, the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention on Saturday, revealed two new cases diagnosed with coronavirus, bringing the total number to seven in the country.

The patients tested for the virus, according to the standards of the World Health Organization (WHO). The new cases, identified as a Chinese and a Filipino nationality, are under observation and are provided the necessary medical care.

Meanwhile, according to a new circular issued by the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) and the Ministry of Health and Prevention, all DHA-licensed health facilities must treat coronavirus cases free of any cost. Irrespective of whether the patients have insurance or not, the patients must be given preference and treated with no delay. Hospitals are advised to divide the 2019-nCoV cases in two categories: One for those with insurance covered and another where no insurance coverage is provided.

Patients with insurance will be treated on priority and all insurance companies must comply with any and all claims received. On the other hand, those without insurance will be treated as emergency and will not have to pay the cost of the healthcare or the healthcare facilities.

What Else?

The Coronavirus breakout in China has put the city on high alert. The disease, causing pneumonia-like symptoms has rapidly spread, infecting more than 2740 people and killing 80. Beijing has quarantined 18 major cities and put more than 56 million people on lockdown. Disneyland, movie theatres, McDonald’s and even the Great Wall of China have been clamped down, to stop the spread of the deadly new communicable virus. So here’s everything you need to know about the coronavirus.

Wet markets put live and dead animals and humans in very close constant contact. The Wuhan market which is now shut down used to sell different animals like snakes, marmots, poultry and even exotic animals like bats and reptiles. The exact animal source responsible for this outbreak is not yet identified, but research papers indicate that bats and snakes might be the culprits.

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