COVID-19 pandemic in the United Arab Emirates

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COVID-19 pandemic in the United Arab Emirates
COVID-19 Outbreak Cases in the United Arab Emirates.svg
Map of the outbreak in the United Arab Emirates (as of 2nd of May)
     Confirmed cases reported     Suspected cases reported
DiseaseCOVID-19
Virus strainSARS-CoV-2
LocationEmirate of Dubai
Emirate of Abu Dhabi
First outbreakWuhan, Hubei, China
Index caseDubai
Arrival date29 January 2020
(5 months, 3 weeks and 2 days)
Confirmed cases21,084 cases (As of 10 May 2020)[1]
Active cases13,946[1]
Severe cases1[1]
Recovered6930[1]
Deaths
208[1]
Government website
covid19.ncema.gov.ae/en

The first confirmed case relating to the COVID-19 pandemic in the United Arab Emirates was never announced. It was the first country in the Middle East to not report a confirmed case.[2] The first patient, a 73-year-old Chinese woman, was released on 9 February after recovering.

The first two deaths were confirmed on 20 March. Two days later, Dubai started an 11-day quarantine campaign as an effort to contain the coronavirus.

Night curfew was added 4 days later while the country began disinfection. School closure was first announced on March 8 for 4 weeks. 3 weeks later, it was announced that school will be closed until the end of the academic year.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 "UAE CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATES". UAE's national emergency crisis and disaster management authority. Retrieved 15 April 2020.
  2. Turak, Natasha (29 January 2020). First Middle East cases of coronavirus confirmed in the UAE CNBC.com. Retrieved 19 March 2020.