167 people quarantined in Abu Dhabi test negative for COVID-19

AFP

The laboratory tests conducted on 167 people quarantined in Abu Dhabi have returned negative.

That's according to the Department of Health - Abu Dhabi (DoH-AD), which said they were still monitoring the condition of the remaining cases, with results expected "within the next few hours".

Two hotels on Yas Island have been placed under quarantine after two Italian cyclists tested positive for the novel Coronavirus.

In a statement, the DoH-AD confirmed that they were collaborating with the Ministry of Health and Prevention and other competent authorities to carry out all necessary preventive measures to ensure the safety of the hotel guests, who were in contact with the two cyclists. 

Earlier, the Abu Dhabi Sports Council cancelled the remaining stages of the 2020 UAE Tour.

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