UAE opens a dedicated centre to monitor evacuees from Wuhan

Supplied

A specialist health centre has been established at Emirates Humanitarian City to monitor Wuhan evacuees.

It will provide 24-hour health care for Arab students and residents evacuated from Wuhan, China - the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak.

The project was completed within 48 hours of the UAE's announcement of evacuating students from neighbouring countries from the city of Wuhan on Wednesday. 

Run by qualified and trained medical teams, the centre is equipped with the necessary medical equipment and supplies to provide care and handle COVID-19, including airborne infection isolation rooms.

The facility meets all World Health Organisation standards and practices, and has airborne infection isolation rooms. 

These are single-occupancy patient care spaces designed to isolate airborne pathogens to a safe containment area.

Individuals who may be suspected of carrying the new coronavirus will be placed within these rooms for a period of 14 days - the average incubation period of COVID-19 - where they will be monitored and tested for infection. 

More from UAE

  • H.H. Sheikh Hamdan appointed as UAE Deputy PM, Minister of Defence

    His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has announced the appointment of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, as Deputy Prime Minister of the UAE, and UAE Minister of Defence.

  • H.H. Sheikh Abdullah appointed Deputy PM in cabinet reshuffle

    His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has appointed His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan as Deputy Prime Minister of the UAE alongside his continuing role as Minister of Foreign Affairs.

  • RTA trials world's first 3D-printed abra

    Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) is trialling the world's first electric abra manufactured using 3D printing technology, in collaboration with the private sector.

  • UAE strongly condemns continuing Israeli violations in Gaza

    The United Arab Emirates has condemned and denounced in the strongest terms the continuing Israeli violations in the Gaza Strip, and the most recent targeting of camps for displaced people in Khan Younis, southern Gaza, which led to numerous deaths and injuries to dozens of innocent civilians.