Recently, novel coronavirus pneumonia cases in the Middle East have been rebounded, while new cases of new crown pneumonia in the United Arab Emirates have decreased.
One reason may be that people generally follow the epidemic prevention rules, according to a survey. The survey was conducted by the health promotion department (HPD) of the Supreme Council for family affairs of Sharjah in collaboration with the University of Sharjah. It aims to investigate the impact of epidemic prevention restrictions on people’s eating behavior, lifestyle and health habits.
△ temperature detectors are set at the entrance of the UAE shopping mall (pictures are from local media) △ temperature detectors are set at the entrance of the UAE shopping mall (pictures are from local media)
The survey found that 98% of the respondents believed that isolation measures were an effective way to protect their families and prevent the spread of infectious diseases. During the outbreak, 83% of residents in the UAE consciously wore masks and gloves when they went out, and 39% of smokers reduced smoking. On the other hand, the population structure of the United Arab Emirates is different from that of most countries in the Middle East. Nearly 90% of its residents are foreigners. Some analysts believe that this is the reason why its residents are highly obedient to the regulatory policy.
In addition, the overall population of the United Arab Emirates is relatively young, which is one of the important reasons for the low mortality rate in the United Arab Emirates since the outbreak.