Via The National: Mers coronavirus: UAE officials urge calm in wake of Al Ain death. Excerpt:
ABU DHABI // Health officials have called for calm after a report of Mers coronavirus cases among paramedics in Al Ain, including one death.
The Health Authority – Abu Dhabi (Haad) asked the public to carry on with their lives as normal and to avoid rumours by referring to reliable sources for information on the illness.
The Haad statement, distributed through state news agency Wam, did not mention the report of the six new cases in the emirate, first announced by the Ministry of Interior on Friday.
The Ministry said a Filipino paramedic had died after contracting Mers, with five other paramedics who appeared to have also contracted the virus being kept in quarantine. Patients treated by the paramedics had also been contacted.
Security Media, part of the Ministry of Interior, did not respond on Sunday to a request for an update on the cases.
Haad said the current situation was not a public-health concern, and that it was coordinating with the Ministry of Health and other authorities, taking measures recommended by the World Health Organisation and screening all contacts of affected individuals.
This seems an odd strategy after the same paper has already reported astonishing details of the fatal MERS case—even his name and age.