Abu Dhabi: The Health Authority-Abu Dhabi (HAAD) announced on Wednesday that a 73-year-old has passed away after contracting the Mers Coronavirus (Mers-CoV).

The patient was reported earlier this month as the first confirmed case of Mers Coronavirus. The second reported case was a contact of this patient with no symptoms, who has recovered and been discharged from hospital.

HAAD reaffirmed that it has coordinated with the Ministry of Health and other relevant health authorities in the UAE to take all necessary precautionary measures as per international standards and recommendations by the World Health Organisation.