The UAE has imposed a series of protective measures against Covid-19.


Coronavirus: UAE advises public to wear masks as 1 more death, 241 new cases reported


DUBAI – The UAE’s Ministry of Health and Prevention on Saturday (April 4) urged the public to wear masks when in public as one more death and 241 new cases of the coronavirus were reported.

According to the ministry, anyone stepping out in public is advised to wear a mask, whether or not they are showing symptoms of Covid-19.

Dr Farida Al Hosani, spokesperson, said in a press briefing on Saturday: “We recommend everyone wears a mask when you go out. The alternative option in the absence of a medical mask is to cover the nose and mouth using paper masks, or home-made masks made of cotton or mixed cotton, making sure to re-wash them.”

“When I wear a mask I am protecting you and when you wear a mask you are protecting me,” Al Hosani said, reiterating that residents “should not go out unless it is necessary”.

In numbers

241 new cases as of April 4
1,505 total cases in UAE
17 new recoveries as of April 4
125 total recoveries in UAE
1 death as of April 4
10 total death toll

On Saturday, the ministry also announced that one more person died from coronavirus, bringing the death toll to 10. The latest victim is a 53-year-old Arab man.

Meanwhile, 17 more people have recovered from coronavirus in the UAE as of April 4, bringing the total number of recoveries to 125. ICA/Expat Media

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