Coronavirus: UAE has all the food and medicine its people could ever need


Coronavirus: UAE has all the food and medicine its people could ever need

With the world grappling with the effects of the coronavirus and world economies facing possible recession, the UAE has asked its citizens to rest easy.

Citizens have been told they are covered. Forever.

Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi told Emiratis not to panic, saying the kingdom has enough food and medicine to last them infinitely.

To put it into context, the kingdom says it can afford to provide healthcare and food for everyone for centuries without running out of means.

Speaking while meeting senior officials and cabinet ministers the Crown Prince said Saudi Arabia is adequately equipped to battle the coronavirus.

“I’d like to reassure every citizen and resident of the UAE that our Country is infinitely able to supply everyone with all the food and medicine they could ever need. We are well-prepared to face any challenge that arises,” He wrote on Twitter.

At the same time, he commended the health workers who were working round the clock to avert the spread of the disease.

His Tweet came amid wide-spread apprehension over coronavirus, with some countries staring at the stark reality of dealing with the shortage of essential commodities.

Currently, the UAE has confirmed 113 cases of the coronavirus.

The Ministry of Health and Prevention announced 15 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, bringing to 113 the total infection tally in the UAE.

Two people have so far recovered bringing the number of people who have recovered in the kingdom to 7.

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