Health UAE's youngest Covid-19 patient in ICU—a Filipino—now fully recovers

UAE’s youngest Covid-19 patient in ICU—a Filipino—now fully recovers

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Medical practitioners in a UAE-based hospital were seen cheering for the nine-year-old patient Hervie Emmanuel Magos as the latter becomes the youngest patient in the country and overcome the deadly Covid-19.

UAE State Minister for Foreign Affairs Dr. Anwar Gargash posted a short clip of Emmanuel walking outside the ICU at Khalifa Hospital while medical practitioners clap and cheer for him.

According to a Gulf News report, the Filipino is an only child and was admitted to the hospital on March 22 and transferred to the ICU on March 23. He celebrated his 9th birthday on April inside the ICU.

On Tuesday, Emmanuel has fully recovered and was finally discharged from the hospital.

“The recovery of youngest coronavirus patient in UAE as walking outside the intensive care unit at Khalifa Hospital. The Filipino boy celebrating his ninth birthday and celebrating life,” Gargash’s caption read.

Ryan Namia
Ryan Namia spends most of his days reading over drafts of new written content and determining which ones make the final cut for online and print publication. He received his Bachelor's degree in Journalism in 2015 and has been writing since 2016. Got story to tell? Email him at eic@theglobalfilipinomagazine.com.

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