A family of four in the UAE was today revealed to have been infected with the coronavirus.
The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) on Wednesday announced that coronavirus tests will be provided free of cost to citizens and residents.
According to Emarat Al Youm, the check-up will be provided if they meet the criteria.
Earlier today, the the ministry announced that a four-member Chinese family infected with the new coronavirus was the first confirmed case in the UAE.
The statement clarified that “all family members are in stable condition and the situation was contained by following the most necessary precautionary measures adopted globally when dealing with infected cases”.
The ministry assured the public about the general health situation, emphasising that “it is not a cause for concern.”
It added, “We advise all citizens and residents to adhere to the general health guidelines.”
MoHAP confirmed that in coordination with health and all concerned authorities in the country, it has taken “all the necessary precautions in accordance with the scientific recommendations, conditions and standards approved by the World Health Organisation”.
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