DUBAI: The UAE has reported 85 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 333.
Seven people recovered from the disease, state news agency WAM reported on Wednesday.
The Ministry of Health and Prevention said the new cases involved people from a number of countries in Europe, Africa and across the Middle East.
The recovered cases are five Bangladeshi and two Pakistani nationals. The patients left the hospital after making a full recovery, bringing the total number of recovered cases in the country to 52.
Meanwhile al public sector workers in Dubai have been told to work from home from Sunday, March 29, as part of the ongoing efforts to slow the spread of the coronavirus, state news agency WAM reported.
So far 24 government agencies have achieved 100 percent work from home with only staff remaining in the workplace where their role necessitates it.
Medical professionals and other adults are required by law to notify the authorities of any suspected cases, failure to do so can result in prosecution.
“The detection of one infected case compels the authorities to conduct a necessary investigation among all those in contact with this one case in order to identify the source of the infection and its aftermath,” The official spokesperson of the UAE health sector Dr Farida Al-Hosani said.