An Indian national has been diagnosed with the novel coronavirus in the UAE, bringing the total number of confirmed infection cases to eight, the country’s Health Ministry has said.
The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) said on Monday that the Indian national was infected after he interacted with a recently diagnosed person.
On Sunday, the Ministry said that two new patients, a Chinese national and a Filipino, had been diagnosed with the disease and were being treated.
It said that all health facilities will continue to report any new cases suspected to have coronavirus.
Last week, a family of four who arrived from Wuhan for a holiday in Dubai were diagnosed with coronavirus. A fifth patient, who also arrived from the Chinese city, was confirmed to have been infected with the virus, but is reportedly in a stable condition.