UAE: Majority of Coronavirus Cases Do Not Exhibit Symptoms

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Majority of Covid-19 cases in the UAE do not exhibit symptoms, a top health official has said. But some may have a slight fever, cough or sore throat, while others could temporarily lose their sense of smell and taste.

Dr Farida Al Hosani, official spokesperson of the Ministry of Health and Prevention (Mohap), said that a small percentage of people develop severe symptoms, including inflammation of the lungs, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties, adding that during this stage, some patients require medical intervention on a ventilator, especially those suffering from chronic diseases or those who are smokers or elderly, with a few developing other complications.

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She also affirmed that while many infected people may not show any symptoms and their condition will not require hospitalisation, they can spread the infection to others.

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