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UAE reports 725 new COVID-19 cases, with families spreading virus through group prayers

The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) reported 725 new cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the country, bringing the total to 20,386.
MoHAP reported that the majority of these cases were from families who have spread the virus through communal prayers.
In addition, the country also reported 511 patients who have recovered, bringing the total number of COVID-19 recoveries in the country now to 6,523.
The Ministry also reported three new fatalities, bringing the country’s total death toll to 206. The Ministry expressed its deep regrets and condolences to the family of the deceased and wished for the full recovery of the others.

MoHAP advises the general public to adhere to the preventative health and personal hygiene measures to prevent the spread of the pandemic.
It noted basic protective measures such as the frequent washing of hands, covering the mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing with a tissue or into one’s elbow, and to seek early medical care if symptoms of fever, cough and difficulty in breathing arise.
The Ministry also advised individuals with respiratory illness symptoms to avoid mixing in crowded places. It also called on members of the public to seek information from official sources and avoid spreading misinformation.

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