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Abu Dhabi health authority denies alleged food poisoning death

The Health Authority-Abu Dhabi (HAAD) has denied media reports of the alleged death and hospitalisation of workers from a private company accommodation in Ruwais due to food poisoning over the weekend, Khaleej Times has reported. Dr Jamal Al Ka'abi, director of customer care and corporate communications at the HAAD, however, confirmed that 19 workers were admitted to Ghiyathi Hospital and one at Ruwais Hospital with symptoms of abdominal pain, dizziness and weakness. "No death case is reported due to food poisoning related to this incident. We are closely following the cases and coordinating with the Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority for investigations," said Al Ka'abi.