UAE confirms first cases of new Chinese virus in Mideast

Sun Online Desk

29th January, 2020 03:49:57 printer

UAE confirms first cases of new Chinese virus in Mideast

The United Arab Emirates on Wednesday confirmed the first cases in the Mideast of the new Chinese coronavirus that causes flu-like symptoms, reports AP.

Doctors now are treating a family that had just come from a city at the epicenter of the outbreak.

The UAE’s state-run WAM news agency made the announcement citing the Health and Prevention Ministry, but offered no details on where the stricken family lived nor where they were receiving treatment.

It also did not offer a number of those afflicted by the virus, other than to say the cases came from “members of a family arriving from the Chinese city of Wuhan.”

It wasn't immediately clear how the family left Wuhan and made it all the way to the UAE. China shut down Wuhan's airport and other transportation in the city last Thursday to stop the spread of the virus.

 


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