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Khaleej Al Arabi Branch, Abu Dhabi

800 42532 (ICLDC)
F: +971 2 404 0900

PO Box 48338
Al Khaleej Al Arabi Street
Beside Zayed Military Hospital
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Zayed Sports City Branch, Abu Dhabi

T: 800 42532 (ICLDC)
F: +971 2 404 0900

PO Box 48338
Zayed Sports City
Between entry gates 1 & 6
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Al Ain Branch, Al Ain

T:800 42532 (ICLDC)
F: +971 3 746 4900

PO Box 222464
Beside Tawam Hospital
Al Ain, United Arab Emirates

What is COVID-19?

COVID-19 is a newly identified respiratory virus in the coronavirus family, but it is more severe and spreads easily. Diagnosis is difficult because it shares several symptoms with influenza.

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

These symptoms do not necessarily mean you have COVID-19. They are similar to other illnesses that are much more common, such as cold and flu.

  • Cough

  • Shortness of breath.

  • Fever

  • Sore throat

  • Headache

How is COVID-19 transmitted?

COVID-19 is thought to spread similarly to influenza. That is, it spreads person to person through respiratory droplets from an infected person's cough or sneeze. These droplets can land on surfaces within about 6 feet/2 metres and can spread to other people after they contact these infected surfaces with their hands and subsequently touch their face.

Is there a vaccine against COVID-19?

Currently there are no available vaccines that protect against COVID-19

What can I do to avoid COVID-19?

To avoid COVID-19, you should:

  • Keep your hands clean. Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Cover your cough and sneezes to keep germs from spreading to others.

  • Clean and disinfect high-touch surfaces routinely.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

  • Stay home when you are sick. Do not travel if you develop any illness symptoms.

How should I act around other people?

  • While greeting people, avoid shaking hands and just wave

  • Avoid close contact with people and public assemblies.

  • When sneezing, cover your nose and mouth with the inside of your elbow or using a tissue instead of your hand.

  • Avoid hugging or kissing others

What is the meaning of Isolation and Quarantine?

Isolation and quarantine are common public health strategies used to help prevent the spread of infectious diseases. Isolation and quarantine keep people who are sick or exposed to illness isolated for a defined period of time to prevent the disease spread.

Isolation is the separation of the affected person or person suspected of being infected from other healthy people for the duration of the disease infection in appropriate places and health conditions, in order to prevent the transmission of the infection.

Quarantine is the act of restricting the activities of healthy people for a period of time as determined by competent medical authorities

What can happen if I am in quarantine?

You may be asked to:

  • Stay at home

  • Stay away from others

  • Ensure you have no symptoms of the disease

Contact the doctor if you develop symptoms

What is ICLDC doing to ensure patient and caregiver safety?

ICLDC takes the safety of our patients and caregivers seriously. We have detailed and thorough plans for patient care and protecting caregivers. Precautionary measures have been implemented including telephone and on-site patient triage systems. These actions taken to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus are being updated daily according to the evolving situation and as part of our commitment to protect the interests of both our patients and caregivers.

What information sources are reliable?

The Department of Health - Abu Dhabi​ recommends that you receive the correct information from government health agencies, and do not circulate information about diseases in general.

In the event that you require any medical support or have an inquiry, you can contact:

Ministry of Health & Prevention on 800 11111

Dubai Health Authority​ on 800 342

Consult  Word Health Organization​ website