A Chinese woman has recovered from coronavirus at a UAE hospital.


First coronavirus patient in UAE recovers, says Ministry of Health


ABU DHABI – A 73-year-old Chinese woman has recovered from coronavirus after being admitted for treatment at a hospital in the UAE, according to the Ministry of Health and Prevention on Sunday (February 9).

“Liu Yujia has recovered fully and can carry on with life normally,” according to the Ministry.

The Emirates News Agency (WAM) accompanied Chinese Consul General Li Xuhang and Ministry of Health and Prevention Assistant Under-Secretary for Health Centres and Clinics, Dr. Hussein Al Rand, who visited the woman and congratulated her on her full recovery.

Yujia had flown to the UAE from the Chinese city of Wuhan for a vacation with her family on January 16. She was with her 9-year-old granddaughter and the girl’s parents.

A week into their trip in the UAE, the family visited a health clinic where tests confirmed they have contracted coronavirus. The family had initially taken Yujia to the doctor due to flu-like symptoms, only to find out that she was actually suffering from coronavirus.

Now fully recovered, the Chinese grandmother expressed her thanks and appreciation to the UAE for the “great care and medical attention” she received.

Yujia said she is thankful for the care provided by the UAE’s healthcare authorities to her family members as well who were also tested positive for the new coronavirus.

“I would like to thank the Consul General of China and the representative of UAE’s Ministry of Health for their visit,” she added.

Consul-General Zuhang told WAM that the “UAE leadership, government and people have demonstrated the true meaning of solidarity with the People’s Republic of China in confronting this latest outbreak.”

He expressed his relief and joy following the announcement of Yujia’s recovery, lauding the UAE’s advanced health care systems and “the strong coordination between China and UAE.”

For his part, Dr. Al Rand said, “The results of the 2019-nCoV detection test conducted on the patient turned out negative of the new coronavirus. She is now in a good health and fully recovered.”

He said that the UAE has taken all necessary measures to deal with the newly announced coronavirus cases.

He added, “Individuals diagnosed are receiving proper health care in accordance with leading World Health Organisation standards, with each individual case being monitored until full recovery is attained.”

“This case of the Chinese lady increases hope that other discovered cases in the UAE can also be fully recovered,” he affirmed.

Two new cases in UAE

Meanwhile, two new cases of the coronavirus are continuing to receive treatment in the UAE. The Ministry said the newly infected are a Filipino and a Chinese national.

The Ministry did not reveal further details about the new cases but said they are “under observation and necessary medical care according to the highest health standards applicable in the country.” ICA/WAM/Expat Media

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