UAE free from Swine Flu, takes preventive measures against it
Dubai - The United Arab Emirates is free from Swine Flu cases such as those recently announced in Mexico and other countries, UAE Health Minister said on Tuesday. "We are taking preventive precautionary measures to prevent the entry of the disease into the UAE," Humaid al-Qatami told a press conference.
One of these measures includes full coordination with the World Health Organisation (WHO) through a hotline that enables the ministry to follow all reports and recommendations made by the WHO throughout the day.
Al-Qatami announced that the Health Ministers of the Gulf Cooperation Council countries will meet in the Qatari capital on Saturday to review all plans to fight this disease . The Doha meeting will be followed by another in Riyadh at the end of the week that will bring experts in this field together.
According to WHO, the number of swine flu cases confirmed by tests in a laboratory has increased to 79 around the world.(dpa)