ABU DHABI -- The Health Authority – Abu Dhabi (HAAD), the regulatory
body of the healthcare sector in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, announced today that
a 73-year-old has passed away after contracting MERS Coronavirus (MERS-CoV).
The patient was reported earlier this month as the
first confirmed case of MERS Coronavirus. The second reported case was a
contact of this patient with no symptoms who cleared the virus and has left the
The authority, in coordination with the Ministry of
Health (MoH) and other medical authorities nationwide, has taken all necessary
measures as per international standards and recommendations from the World
Health Organisation (WHO).