DUBAI: An elderly Chinese woman has fully recovered in the UAE after she had coronavirus diagnosed.
Liu Yujia, 73, who was among seven people in the Emirates infected, contracted the illness in the Chinese city of Wuhan, the center of the outbreak.
On Sunday, the Ministry of Health and Prevention said she had been treated at an isolation ward since Jan. 23 and had “recovered fully and can carry on with life normally”
Liu thanked the UAE for the medical care she received and the treatment given to three of her family members who were also infected.
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“I would like to thank the Consul General of China and the representative of UAE’s Ministry of Health for their visit,” she said as she met Chinese consular and Emirati health officials.
The ministry’s Assistant Under-Secretary for Health Centres and Clinics, Dr. Hussein Al-Rand, said Liu’s case raised hope that other cases in the UAE can also be fully recovered.
“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,” he added.
Consul General Li Xuhang said: “UAE leadership, government and people have demonstrated the true meaning of solidarity with the People’s Republic of China in confronting this latest outbreak.”
Along with Liu and her three family members, another Chinese man and two Filipinos have also had the cronavirus diagnosed.
The coronavirus emerged in central China at the end of last year and has killed at least 800 people and infected more than 37,200 have been infected.