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Thursday, 30 January 2020

First Case Of The New Coronavirus Confirmed In UAE

First Case Of The New Coronavirus Confirmed In UAE

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has confirmed the new deadly coronavirus ' first cases in the Middle East, saying doctors were treating a family that had recently come from a town at the center of the outbreak.

On Wednesday, the UAE's Ministry of Health said it had detected coronavirus in a Chinese family of four.

"All family members are in stable condition and the situation has been controlled by following the most appropriate precautionary measures taken globally when dealing with contaminated cases," the ministry said in a state news agency WAM statement.

In which of the seven emirates the cases were found, it was not immediately clear, but the ministry emphasized that the diagnosis was "not a cause for concern."

The virus, officially known as 2019-nCoV, was first identified in December of last year in the Chinese city of Wuhan.

It has killed at least 132 people so far, and infected about 6,000 others worldwide, doubling the number of cases reported during the 2002-2003 SARS outbreak.

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