3.48+ million people in UAE fully vaccinated

Eudore R. Chand

ABU DHABI 24 February 2021: The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has vaccinated 3,480,415 people against Covid-19, which accounts for 44.89 percent of the target segment of UAE population.

Dr. Farida Al Hosani, Spokesperson for the UAE Health Sector, added that 57.66 percent of the total population above 60 years have been inoculated against the virus.

During the media briefing held by the UAE Government on the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, Dr. Al Hosani stated that 5,668,264 doses have been administered, at 57.31 doses per 100 persons while the number of tests conducted crossed the 29 million mark.

She added that the UAE is developing its preventive systems and performing ongoing assessments of related outcomes, most notably in terms of health sector statistics and indexes, to boost the sector’s capacity and offer the best healthcare services to members of the community.

Seven new field hospitals

The country is deploying field hospitals that are in line with international health standards to increase the health sector’s capacity, she further added, noting that seven field hospitals will be ready soon.

“We have noticed a gradual decrease in the number of registered cases around the country in the past two weeks, due to the national health protocols we adopted. We also increased our monitoring of all relevant national authorities,” Dr. Al Hosani said.

Ismail Al Blooshi, Official Spokesman of the National Aviation Sector, said over 2,700,000 tests have been carried out on those who entered the country since the resumption of flights, 0.7 percent of whom tested positive, he further added, highlighting the fact that over 70 percent of frontline workers in the aviation sector have already received Covid-19 vaccines.

He stated that since the beginning of the crisis, the UAE has worked with international community organisations with the aim of creating a balanced work system and reaching safe travel procedures for all, noting that all the measures taken by the state came in the context of the requirements and recommendations of the international community, including the World Health Organisation (WHO), the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

“The national aviation sector plays a key role in addressing the pandemic, as it transported some 2.7 million tonnes of goods around the world, including medical and food supplies, and despite the many challenges, our national carriers transported over 38.7 million passengers to and from over 140 destinations,” he said in conclusion.

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