The United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Friday confirmed two fresh cases of the deadly coronavirus, raising the number of infected in the country to 11, according to the official Emirates News Agency. 

The two infected people had been in contact with a Chinese citizen who was diagnosed with COVID-19 – the virus’ official name – the Gulf nation’s Health Ministry announced in a statement.

The infected people are from the Philippines (34 years old) and Bangladesh (39), said the ministry.

The ministry said it started examining all contacts with the detected cases to prevent contamination and to ensure public

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