UAE's Covid-19 patient recovered after stem-cell therapy

  13 May 2020    Read: 1436
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The first UAE patient to recover from COVID-19 after stem cell therapy has told of his journey to full health, reports citing the UAE Embassy to Azerbaijan.

The patient, who was the first of 73 recipients of the novel stem cell treatment, made a full recovery after 40 days in intensive care.

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