fbpx
UAE

Teenager from Indian School in Dubai diagnosed with Coronavirus

Teenager from Indian School diagnosed with Coronavirus

The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has confirmed a new Coronavirus case in an Indian school. Health officials in Dubai in the UAE confirmed on Wednesday a new coronavirus case in a 16-year-old girl who attend an Indian school in the emirate.

Dubai Health Authority (DHA) said in a statement that it has adopted stringent pro-active precautionary measures to ensure the health, safety and well-being of all students of the school and their families, adding that “in coordination with the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA), [the regulator for educational activities in the emirate], have issued instructions for classes in the school to be suspended,” DHA tweeted.

Source Of The Disease

On further investigation, it was revealed that the infected student of the senior school campus in Oud Metha parents had traveled previously to a Covid-19 affected country which was to be declared in the travel advisory form given by the Dubai authorities.

Statement from Dubai Health Authority on Indian school student testing positive for coronavirus issued on Wednesday, March 4, 2020

“A 16-year student of an Indian school in Dubai has tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19). The infection was contracted from the student’s parent who had travelled overseas.” The parent developed symptoms five days after returning to Dubai. Both the student and family members have been quarantined in hospital and are stable and recovering well. All other family members have also been quarantined.

“Within the framework of comprehensive preventive measures against the spread of coronavirus, Dubai Health Authority (DHA) is conducting tests and monitoring the students, staff and workers of the school that may have interacted with the coronavirus patient.

“DHA has adopted stringent pro-active precautionary measures to ensure the health, safety and well-being of all students of the school and their families. In coordination with the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA), we have issued instructions for classes in the school to be suspended.

“The school is being sanitised as per international best practices in preventive measures against the coronavirus.

“DHA is working closely with the Ministry of Health and other authorities and stakeholders to take counter measures against the disease in accordance with World Health Organisation (WHO) recommendations and standards.”

The school had asked students from the affected child’s class and bus to stay at home on Wednesday while exams were conducted for the rest of the students, said parents.

To Top