COVID-19 pandemic in the United Arab Emirates
|COVID-19 pandemic in the United Arab Emirates|
|Location||Emirate of Dubai|
Emirate of Abu Dhabi
|First outbreak||Wuhan, Hubei, China|
|Arrival date||29 January 2020|
(−1 week and 4 days)
|Confirmed cases||21,084 cases (As of 10 May 2020[update])|
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. 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]
- "UAE CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATES". UAE's national emergency crisis and disaster management authority. Retrieved 15 April 2020.
- Turak, Natasha (29 January 2020). First Middle East cases of coronavirus confirmed in the UAE CNBC.com. Retrieved 19 March 2020.