UAE records 1st casualty of deadly coronavirus as China death toll reaches 132



Health authorities in the United Arab Emirates have confirmed its first casualty of coronavirus which was diagnosed in a family from China, but did not say how many people had been infected.

The Ministry of Health and the government communications office however noted that those diagnosed with the coronavirus infection were in stable condition and under medical observation.
Reports also coming in reveals that Japan and the United States have immediately started evacuating hundreds of citizens from Wuhan, the city at the centre of the outbreak.
Reports from news agency Xinhua, respiratory expert Zhong Nanshan, who heads China’s team of experts for the control and prevention of the virus said while it was difficult to estimate the peak, there should be no “large-scale increases” after a week or 10 days.

“There are two keys to tackling the epidemic; early detection and early isolation,” Zhong said. “They are the most primitive and most effective methods.”

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