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A travel advisory advisory issued by the United Arab Emirates has warned citizens to avoid visiting the country, citing a rise in the number of cases of the coronavirus.
The UAE’s Ministry of Tourism issued the travel advisory on Friday, citing the country’s “rising trend” of cases and the rise of “adverse travel patterns” for tourists in the region.
The warning was first published on the countrys official social media platform on Wednesday.
While the UAE has yet to release a formal statement on the advisories, a post on the UAE Travel Information Department Facebook page on Friday read: “The UAE has a rising trend of cases, particularly in those countries that have not seen a pandemic.”
The post also said that the number and frequency of cases has been increasing, and that it is a “national emergency.”
“The number of people in hospitals with the coronaval disease, especially those suffering from respiratory illnesses, has increased by approximately 40% over the past four days.
It is the most alarming trend in the world,” the post said.
The United Arab Emirate, a Gulf nation that has traditionally had a relatively low rate of cases than other countries in the Gulf, has had a recent uptick in cases.
The World Health Organization has warned that the coronovirus is “now spreading rapidly in the Middle East.”