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HAAD assures public over MERS concerns

May 1, 2014 11:40 am

The Health Authority-Abu Dhabi (HAAD) has said it is monitoring the situation of MERS Coronavirus very closely in collaboration with the health ministry, and said the current situation is not a public health concern, Gulf News has reported. The three of the individuals who are in isolation in hospital with MERS have now tested negative for the virus, and will be leaving hospital soon, said the HAAD. The World Health Organisation (WHO) confirmed the virus is not a public health concern at the moment and said the current situation does not require a travel ban to any country in the world, screenings at different ports, or any restrictions on trade, said the ministry.