Seven-Year-Old Girl Recovers from Coronavirus in Abu Dhabi

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A seven-year-old Syrian girl has become one of the youngest patients to have recovered from the coronavirus in the UAE.

Leen Bashr was discharged from Burjeel Hospital in Abu Dhabi on Thursday after nearly a week on an isolation ward and received a standing ovation from hospital staff as she made her way home.

Leen tested negative in three consecutive swabs and was declared free from the virus, however, she will now have to undergo 14-days quarantine at home.

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Smiling from ear to ear, Leen said she was very happy and would be telling all her friends to stay home to avoid falling sick.

Leen’s recovery follows that of a nine-year-old Filipino boy last week, making them both – believed to be – the youngest two recoveries in the UAE to date. The latter was believed to be the youngest recovery from an ICU ward.


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