UAE warns public against spreading rumors on new mutated strain of Covid-19

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The UAE has warned the public against spreading false information or rumors regarding the new Covid-19 strain, urging them to follow the preventive measures to further prevent the spread of the virus in the country.

The new Covid-19 strain has been first detected in the UK. It’s reportedly 70 percent more communicable than the first one. 

“No need to panic as everything is under control. Our health sector, thanks to its qualified cadres, is able to deal efficiently with any developments and provide the best healthcare to both citizens and residents,” Dr. Omar Abdulrahman Al Hammadi, Official Spokesperson of the UAE Government, was quoted as saying by Gulf News. 

“All passengers coming from abroad need to adhere to all precautionary measures, including home quarantine, and to approach the nearest hospital if they have any symptoms,” he added. 

Al Hammad explained that viruses usually change and mutate over time due to variants happening in their genes, however, he asserted that there’s nothing to be worried about as the vaccine can defeat the mutated virus. 

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