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Health authorities urge UAE residents to avoid travel in light of COVID-19

The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) today, March 5, urged UAE citizens and residents to avoid traveling abroad due to the spread of COVID-19 in multiple countries.

Following this, Consul General Paul Raymund Cortes, head of the Philippine mission to Dubai and its neighboring northern emirates, asked Filipinos to follow the MoHAP advisory.

“Heed the advice of the Ministry – if travel can be avoided, do so. If not, then be aware that preventive measures may be taken upon return,” he said.

A statement issued by MoHAP  said those who travel may face preventive measures upon their return to the UAE including undergoing medical checks at the airport and a 14-day home quarantine.

Those who test positive will be transferred to a designated health facility for treatment and quarantine to ensure their safety and to avoid contact with others, the statement added.

The Ministry also said the UAE follows the precautions and measures in accordance with international health standards, noting the recovery of five coronavirus patients in the UAE.


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