ABU DHABI 27 November 2020: Special measures for participants in the Phase III clinical trials of the Covid-19 vaccine or the National Vaccination Programme for emergency use, have been approved by Abu Dhabi’s Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Committee for Covid-19 Pandemic.
The special measures apply to participants in the vaccine trial immediately after their first dose. They apply to participants in the National Vaccination Programme 28 days after their second dose.
Trial participants are identified by a gold star in the Alhosn app and are not required to take a PCR or DPI test to enter Abu Dhabi from within the UAE. After travelling abroad, they are exempt from quarantine but must undergo a PCR test before travelling and upon returning to the emirate. They are exempt from PCR tests on the 4th and 8th days after entry into the emirate.
Participants in the vaccination programme are identified by the letter E in the Alhosn app and are not required to take a PCR or DPI test to enter Abu Dhabi from within the UAE. After travelling abroad, they are exempt from quarantine but must take a PCR test before travelling and upon re-entering the emirate, as well as on the 4th and 8th days after entry.
The special measures are only valid if the participant’s Alhosn app continues to show their special status, which is linked to taking a PCR test every fortnight, as per the conditions of the trial and vaccination programme.
1,305 new covid cases, 826 recoveries, 1 death
The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) announced that it conducted 136,352 additional COVID-19 tests over the past 24 hours, using state-of-the-art medical testing equipment. In a statement, the Ministry stressed its aim to continue expanding the scope of testing nationwide to facilitate the early detection of coronavirus cases and carry out the necessary treatment.
As part of its intensified testing campaign, MoHAP announced 1,305 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of recorded cases in the UAE to 163,967. According to the Ministry, the infected individuals are from various nationalities, are in a stable condition, and are receiving the necessary care.
MoHAP also announced 1 death due to Covid-19 complications, bringing the total number of deaths in the country to 564.
The Ministry expressed its sincere condolences to the family of the deceased and wished Covid-19 patients a speedy and full recovery, calling on all members of the society to cooperate with health authorities, adhere to the instructions and physical distance to ensure the health and safety of all.
MoHAP also noted an additional 826 individuals had fully recovered from Covid-19, bringing the total number of recoveries to 151,870.
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