His Excellency Abdul Rahman bin Muhammad Al Owais, Minister of Health and Community Protection, announced that thanks to the unlimited support of rational leadership, the UAE has managed to cross the barrier of 5 million laboratory tests for the emerging corona virus, and that the cure rate of the disease has risen to 90%, which is a clear indication of the effectiveness of the proactive strategy, Adopted by the state to confront the epidemic and limit its spread.
This came during a media briefing held by the Emirates government in Abu Dhabi today, Monday, during which His Excellency Al Owais stressed that the state’s policy based on increasing the number of laboratory tests contributed to the early detection and treatment of cases, praising the role of champions of the first line of defense, and their great efforts since The beginning of the pandemic spread to the present time.
His Excellency added, that the early detection of cases and the application of advanced treatment protocols contributed to a continuous increase in the recovery rates, until the ratio has now reached nearly 90%, so that the UAE is among the highest in the world.
Al Owais stressed that social visits and communication without observing the rules of physical separation constitute the greatest challenge in the confrontation with “Covid 19” disease, stressing that the public’s commitment to preventive measures would preserve the successes achieved.
With regard to the development of vaccines, Al-Owais explained that the country has achieved remarkable development in cooperation with a large group of international partners, as the third stage of clinical trials, which started during last July, are continuing.
During the briefing, Dr. Omar Al Hammadi, the spokesperson for the media briefing of the Emirates government, revealed the developments of the cases, stressing that the challenge with “Covid-19” disease continues, as health workers continued their efforts during the Eid period, to ensure the safety of all members of society.
Al-Hammadi stressed that the health care system in the country aims to create an environment free from the complications of “Covid 19” and its consequences, which requires a complete harmony between the future vision adopted by the state and individual awareness of the importance of the measures taken.
As for the new cases, Al Hammadi announced that the number of new daily examinations reached 27,811, and revealed that 164 new cases were recorded, all of which receive the necessary care in health care institutions, bringing the total number of recorded cases to 61163 cases.
Al-Hammadi announced, recording 248 new cases of recovery, bringing the total number of cases of recovery in the country to 54,863, and, thanks to God, no deaths were recorded for the third consecutive day, pointing out that the number of patients receiving treatment reached 5949 patients.
Al-Hammadi explained that the immune system is the backbone of protection in the human body, as it forms the defensive cells that respond to viruses, noting that the immune system is weakened with age, which explains the exposure of the elderly to complications due to Covid-19 disease, and that Due to the lack of stocks of defense cells.
Al-Hammadi stressed that a healthy lifestyle plays an important role in protecting the body and leads to the strength of the immune system, indicating that it is necessary to protect it from negative external interventions that include smoking, sleep disorders, lack of exercise, weight gain and psychological factors such as a lack of reassurance, in addition to not eating A healthy food that contains vegetables and fruits.
Al-Hammadi warned against drifting into illusion traffickers and advising against Covid-19 disease by using products claiming to stimulate the immune system against the virus, as they exploit the fear and anxiety factor in order to market their products and claims.
Al-Hammadi stressed the need to continue to wear masks because of their ability to limit the spread of the virus, which is transmitted mainly through direct communication with the infected, and through the spray coming from the injured, whether coughing or sneezing.
Al-Hammadi explained that there are different types of gags, the effectiveness of which varies from one type to another, indicating that the surgical type is common, and a fabric mask can also be used, which meets the purpose in the absence of surgical gags, preferably consisting of more than one layer, with Be sure to wash them after each use.
Al-Hammadi stressed the need for everyone to wear the muzzle, especially those suffering from respiratory symptoms, and those who mix with patients “Covid-19”, as well as those who serve and care for the elderly and those who suffer from chronic diseases, pointing to the importance of sterilizing and washing hands before wearing the muzzle, while ensuring that That the muzzle be tightly bound, but not to cause difficulty breathing.
Al-Hammadi explained that the best way to remove the muzzle is to untie the strings around the ears without touching any part of the face, including the nose, mouth and eyes, and then the hands should be washed or sterilized, explaining that it is not recommended to leave the muzzle hanging under the neck or above the forehead.
Al-Hammadi directed advice not to wear a muzzle for those who suffer from difficulty breathing or who cannot remove it on their own for any reason, and stressed that wearing a muzzle does not exempt from physical spacing, as the use of two weapons against the virus is more effective than using one weapon, stressing that the muzzle alone It does not provide the required protection. Rather, it is necessary to ensure physical separation and continuous sterilization.
Al-Hammadi revealed that children are not immune from the epidemic, especially those who suffer from chronic diseases, pointing out that although children are less likely to develop severe symptoms, they are able to carry the virus and transmit it, so adequate precautions must be taken to save children from infection. .
Al-Hammadi explained that it is recommended that children wear masks, provided that they are more than two years old, and they should not wear a muzzle if they have difficulty breathing or do not have the ability to remove them themselves.
Al-Hammadi answered several questions on various topics from the media during the briefing, as he explained that there is no scientific evidence to prove that the new Corona virus is transmitted between people, by swimming in seawater and swimming pools, especially if the swimming pools are sterile, because sterilization reduces From the opportunity for viruses to spread, pointing out that swimming pool goers must observe the physical distance of at least two meters, and those with respiratory symptoms should refrain from getting there.
Al-Hammadi drew a set of important tips for swimming pool goers, explaining that the muzzle should be worn as soon as you get out of the water, and be sure to cover the face when the physical distance cannot be achieved, as well as not to share the food, toys and swimming accessories to others.
And about the close contact with relatives and friends soon if their result is negative, Al-Hammadi stressed the negative result does not mean laxity in safety procedures, the negative result means that the person was not infected at the time of the examination, and does not necessarily mean that it is still negative after a few days.
Al-Hammadi noted that the injury can occur at any time, even on the day of taking the sample, which means the need to follow precautionary measures and physical distance in all circumstances and times.