UAE reports 50 new coronavirus cases, 4 recoveries

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Updated 25 March 2020

UAE reports 50 new coronavirus cases, 4 recoveries

  • The toll of cases is at 248, with a total of 45 recoveries
  • The Ministry of Health and Prevention advised people with underlying respiratory problems to avoid public spaces

DUBAI: The UAE’s Ministry of Health and Prevention has recorded 50 new cases of coronavirus and four recoveries, bringing the total to 248 and 45.

The Ministry advised people with respiratory problems to avoid public spaces and called on people to use official sources for information On the coronavirus crisis.

All malls in the country will be closed for two weeks starting Wednesday, as part of the country’s efforts to curb the spread of coronavirus.

Authorities have also closed beaches, pools, parks and gyms. Dubai municipality also closed restaurants, cafes and cafeterias for two weeks.


Egypt announces death of doctor due to coronavirus 

Updated 30 March 2020

Egypt announces death of doctor due to coronavirus 

  • The doctor showed signs of improvement last night, however, he suddenly deteriorated and passed away today

CAIRO: Egypt has announced the first death of a doctor due to coronavirus in the country. 

Spokesman for the Egyptian Health Ministry Khaled Megahed confirmed the death of Dr Ahmed Al-Lawah, a professor of clinical pathology at Al-Azhar University, from Port Said Governorate, who tested positive for Covid-19. 

Megahed said that as soon as it was reported that Lawah’s status was critical and positive for coronavirus, he was transferred to El Tadamon Specialized Hospital in Port Said.

The reception room in the emergency department was equipped with a respirator and ready to receive the physicist, the spokesman said. 

After his condition stabilized, Lawah was transferred to an isolation hospital. 

Lawah showed signs of improvement last night, however, he suddenly deteriorated and passed away today, the statement said.