The UAE announced on Saturday the detection of 13 new coronavirus cases and the recovery of seven more individuals, bringing the overall number of cases to 153.
The announcement was made by the Ministry of Health and Prevention during a virtual press briefing held in line with the ongoing precautionary measures taken to avoid gatherings and ensure people’s well-being and safety.
During the briefing, Dr. Farida Al Hosani, the official spokesperson for the UAE health sector, highlighted the latest COVID-19 developments in the country and the measures taken by Emirati authorities to combat the spread of the pandemic.
Al Hosani, who is also the Director of the Department of Communicable Diseases at the Abu Dhabi Centre for Public Health, said that the new cases were discovered at an early stage adding that the newly diagnosed individuals are from various nationalities.
She explained that the individuals were identified as having been in contact with previously diagnosed persons and were quarantined and tested accordingly.