Indian national tests COVID-19 positive in UAE

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Indian national tests COVID-19 positive in UAE

Dubai, March 15 (IANS) An Indian national was tested positive for the novel coronavirus in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) after he returned to the country following a leave, the Ministry of Health and Prevention announced.

In a statement late Saturday, the Ministry said it was taking all necessary measures to prevent the spread of the deadly disease including screening everyone who has come in close contact with the Indian patient, reports Gulf News.

This is the second time that an Indian national has been tested positive for the virus in the UAE.

Earlier this month, a 16-year student of an Indian school in Dubai had contracted the virus from the teenager's parent who had travelled overseas, according to the Dubai Health Authority (DHA).

The country has so far confirmed 85 coronavirus cases.