UAE vaccinates over 3.48m against COVID-19

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The UAE’s Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has vaccinated more than 3.48 million people against COVID-19.
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Abu Dhabi: The United Arab Emirates Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) vaccinated more than 3.48 million people against COVID-19, representing almost 45% of the target segment of the UAE population said Dr Farida Al Hosani, spokesperson for the United Arab Emirates Health Sector.

She added that 57.66% of the total population over the age of 60 had been vaccinated against the virus.

During the press conference organized by the government of the United Arab Emirates on the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19), Dr Al Hosani said that 5,668,264 doses had been administered, at 57.31 doses per 100 people, while the number of tests performed exceeded the 29 million mark.

She added that the UAE was developing its prevention systems and carrying out continuous evaluations of related results, especially in terms of statistics and indices of the health sector, to strengthen the capacity of the sector and provide the best health services to members. from the community.

The country is deploying field hospitals that meet international health standards to increase the capacity of the health sector, she added, noting that seven field hospitals will soon be ready.

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

Ismail Al Blooshi, spokesperson for the national aviation sector, stressed that since the start of the pandemic, the country has used all its capacities to protect the community from its negative effects.

The state has also formed relevant committees and teams, in cooperation with the aviation community, to adopt the necessary protocols to ensure the smooth and smooth operation of flights, he added, noting that the first phase was to provide basic supplies, such as medicines and others. medical supplies and the country operated flights which facilitated the return of citizens and the departure of foreigners without restrictions.

More than 2,700,000 tests have been carried out on those who have entered the country since the resumption of flights, of which 0.7% have tested positive, he added, noting that more than 70% of first-aid workers line of the aviation industry have already received COVID. -19 vaccines.

“The General Civil Aviation Authority has established the first mobile medical center for civil aviation medicine, which is a key achievement in efforts to contain the fallout from the pandemic,” said Al Blooshi.

He said that since the start of the crisis, the UAE has been working with organizations from the international community with the aim of creating a balanced working system and achieving safe travel procedures for all, noting that all measures taken by the state were in line with the requirements and recommendations of the international community, including the World Health Organization (WHO), the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the Transport Association international air transport (IATA).

“The national aviation sector is playing a key role in the fight against the pandemic, as it has transported some 2.7 million tonnes of cargo around the world, including medical and food supplies, and despite the many challenges , our national carriers have transported more than 38.7 million passengers to and from more than 140 destinations, ”he concluded.

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