UAE Health ministry reports 14 new coronavirus cases

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Abu Dhabi, March 09, 2020 SPA --The United Arab Emirates has recorded 14 new COVID-19 cases, the Ministry of Health and Prevention said on Monday, bringing the total number of reported cases to 59, according to UAE news agency.
In a statement, the health ministry said the cases involve four Emiratis, three Italians, two Bangladeshis, two Nepalese, a Russian, an Indian and a Syrian national.
It added that the latest cases were discovered following an "active and continuous investigation" and examining those who came in contact with previously confirmed infected individuals who were quarantined.
The ministry affirmed that UAE authorities have spared no effort in monitoring the spread of the virus in the country and handling it according to the highest medical standards.
It added that several precautionary measures have been put in place, including the installation of detection thermal imaging systems and health checks at the country's border entry points, and isolating confirmed and suspected cases.
The ministry urged members of the public to adhere to preventative health measures and to refer to the tips offered on its website to prevent the spread of the disease.
15:34 LOCAL TIME 12:34 GMT