One third of UAE population got first vaccine dose

Eudore R. Chand

ABU DHABI 3 February 2021: As of 2nd February, the total number of vaccination doses surpassed 3.5 million, a rate of 36.04 per 100 people, according to Dr. Saif Al Dhaheri, Official Spokesperson of the National Crisis and Emergency Management Authority (NCEMA).

The national plan aims at vaccinating 50 per cent of the population in the first quarter of 2021.

He stated that the UAE is moving steadily and confidently towards containing the pandemic and planning the recovery phase.

The total number of Covid-19 tests surpassed 26 million since the onset of the crisis.

Al Dhaheri pointed out that despite the rise in coronavirus cases in the country, the UAE is capable of addressing this increase, said Wam.

He further added that the precautionary and preventive measures adopted by the UAE to limit the spread of the pandemic, the campaign that provided free vaccines to all citizens and residents, and the implementation of fines against people violating the precautionary measures are all part of a detailed plan aimed at creating a safe environment and ensuring the return to normalcy.

Taking the vaccine has become everyone’s ethical duty, whether citizens and residents, to protect the health and safety of the community, he further stressed, explaining that addressing and overcoming the current health challenge requires community cooperation and awareness.

“The most effective way to achieve this is to take the vaccine, to ensure the safe return to normalcy.”

3,310 new cases, 3,791 recoveries, 7 deaths

The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) conducted 181,635 additional Covid tests, and announced 3,310 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of recorded cases in the UAE to 309,649.

‌‏MoHAP also announced 7 deaths due to Covid-19 complications, bringing the total number of deaths in the country to 866.

‌‏The ministry expressed its sincere condolences to the family of the deceased and wished Covid-19 patients a speedy and full recovery. It called 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 that an additional 3,791 individuals had fully recovered from Covid-19, bringing the total number of recoveries to 285,201.


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