UAE health ministry issues guidelines on coronavirus

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UAE's Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has issued a set of guidelines to help the public understand how coronavirus spreads.

In a series of Q&A, written in Arabic, English and Mandarin, the ministry tackles the various concerns the public could have regarding the flu-like virus that has claimed 259 lives in China.

It explains how the coronavirus,  which was first identified in the Chinese city of Wuhan, is epidemiologically linked to the seafood and animal market, and how the virus can be transmitted.

It also listed a 6-step guideline to prevent infection.

The ministry also urges those who've recently travelled to China and who've shown symptoms of the virus to call the doctor's office or emergency room before heading there so they can provide the right care.

On Instagram, it advised travellers to follow simple steps to protect themselves from the flu-like virus.

Residents have also been reminded not to circulate misinformation from unauthorised channels.

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