COVID-19: UAE health ministry issues advisory for elderly

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The UAE's health ministry has advised senior citizens and residents to remain indoors as a precautionary measure to combat coronavirus.

In an advisory published on their social media accounts, the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHaP) instructed the elderly to refrain from going to crowded places and urged their caregivers and families to take all precautionary hygiene measures. 

"It's facilitated by a strong healthcare system dedicated to ensuring the public safety and protection that is in line with the World Health Organisation," their statement added.

So far, there are 65 active cases of COVID-19 in the UAE, with 20 complete recoveries.

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