It’s been confirmed that the UAE has reported its first two deaths due to the Coronavirus.
The news was announced by The Ministry of Health and Prevention via Twitter.
2 COVID-19 deaths confirmed in the UAE#coronavirus#covid19#mohap_uae pic.twitter.com/0fxqkT7yVa— وزارة الصحة ووقاية المجتمع الإماراتية – MOHAP UAE (@mohapuae) March 20, 2020
2 COVID-19 deaths confirmed in the UAE#coronavirus#covid19#mohap_uae pic.twitter.com/0fxqkT7yVa
One of the cases is a 78-year old Arab national who had recently visited Europe and tested positive for Covid-19. The other was a 59-year-old Asian expat. Both had underlying health conditions.
The ministry expressed its sincere condolences to the families of the deceased and wished those infected a speedy recovery.
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