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Dubai: Ministry Addresses Coronavirus Video

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A senior official with the UAE Ministry of Health and Protection (MOHAP) has confirmed that a viral video stating another case of the Novel Coronavirus has been detected in a Dubai locality is untrue.

The video, reportedly taken from a market in one of Dubai’s major residential community, has been making the rounds on social media with captions titled ‘another coronavirus case in Dubai’ and ‘Please don’t go towards this locality’. The video shows health professionals wearing yellow hazmat suits, protective masks and other gear.

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However, Dr Hussein Abdel-Rahman Al-Rand, the Assistant Undersecretary of Health Centers and Clinics Sector at the Ministry of Health and Prevention confirmed “I presume it was some kind of training exercise, nothing to worry about. Other than the family of four who is under MOH supervision, there are no other confirmed cases of Novel Coronavirus in the UAE. People should not worry.”

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