UAE official debunks reported nCoV death of domestic helper in Dubai

UAE official debunks reported nCoV death of domestic helper in Dubai

- The United Arab Emirates debunked reports about a female Filipino household worker's death allegedly due to novel coronavirus

- The officials of the Ministry of Health and Prevention said that there are no recorded deaths on all cases registered in the country

- Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III earlier said that the Filipina domestic worker in Dubai passed away on February 2 due to coronavirus

- According to a statement of the World Health Organization as reported by a UAE news website, the cause of death of the domestic helper is Pneumonia

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The United Arab Emirates denied a recent report about nCoV being the cause of the death of a Filipino woman domestic helper in Dubai.

According to a report by a UAE news website called The Gulf, "UAE has not recorded any deaths from the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), and all cases registered in the country have been officially announced."

Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III released a statement regarding the OFW's death. He earlier said at a media briefing in Manila that a previous report on the still-unidentified overseas Filipino worker (OFW) did not show coronavirus as a cause of death but medical reports cited coronavirus a day later.

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Gulf News also claimed that the World Health Organization (WHO) denied Bello’s statement.

"We made the necessary contacts with the concerned party who confirmed that the case is not a 2019-nCoV nor a MERS-CoV. The cause of death is Pneumonia."

UAE official debunks reported nCoV death of domestic helper in Dubai

UAE official debunks reported nCoV death of domestic helper in Dubai
Source: Twitter

The first case of coronavirus in the Philippines was observed in a 38-year-old Chinese national who was brought to San Lazaro Hospital in Manila.

The novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV or Wuhan coronavirus) has spread to 28 different countries and territories worldwide, with 28,379 confirmed cases and 566 deaths as of this writing according to www.worldometers.info/coronavirus.

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