Abu Dhabi: UAE authorities have called on Emirati students studying across the world to return to the country within 48 hours, in coordination with UAE embassies.
This was revealed in a circular by the Ministry of Education and the National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority, as part of preventive and precautionary measures to ensure the safety of Emirati students abroad, and in line with nationwide efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the country.
The UAE on Monday reported 45 new coronavirus cases - the highest single-day number since the start of the outbreak - bringing the total number of COVID-19 cases to 198, according to the Ministry of Health and Prevention.
The numbers are a result of an infected cases who was outside the country and didn’t follow home quarantine, infecting 17 members of his relatives and colleagues through direct contact, according to the ministry’s official spokesperson for the health sector Dr Farida Al Hosani.
The rest of the cases belong to different nationalities, including one person each from Philippines, Iraq, Tunisia, Syria, Kuwait, Italy, Peru, Ethiopia, Lebanon, Somalia, Britain, Sudan, Egypt, Ireland, Russia, Montenegro, France and Poland.
They also include two people from Canada, three from Bangladesh, four from each of Pakistan and the US, in addition to seven Emiratis and Indians each.
Dr Al Hosani said all of the detected are in stable health condition and receiving necessary health care.