Dubai: The Ministry of Health and Community Protection has called on citizens and residents to avoid travelling due to the current situation of the coronavirus outbreak and its spread in several countries.
The Ministry of Health in its statement revealed that if travel is a must, preventive measures will be taken upon their return to the country.
Decision will be taken by responsible officials according to assesments done upon return of the passengers.
Measures taken will be in the form of medical checks at the airport and then home quarantine until the traveler is cleared. In case of infection with the virus, procedures will be applied for sanitary isolation in health facilities.
Since the World Health Organization declared a state of emergency around the world due to the spread of the virus, the UAE has taken the all precautionary measures in accordance with international health standards.
UAE health authorities reported six new coronavirus cases on Tuesday, and two new cases on Wednesday, taking the tally of confirmed coronavirus cases in the country to 29.