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10,000 volunteers ready to be part of UAE’s COVID-19 vaccine trial


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Gulf Today, Staff Reporter

UAE Minister of Health and Prevention, Abdul Rahman Al Owais, gave an update on measures taken to curb COVID-19 and shared the latest development on the situation.

Al Owais said, “In less than 24 hours since the launch of the registration website, 5,000 volunteers got registered and on Wednesday we have more than 10,000 volunteers who are ready to be part of the COVID-19 vaccine trial.

Trials will be conducted on 15,000 volunteers, including men and women from different nationalities, noting that the number of volunteers reached about 10,000 people already.


“UAE works with international partners to confront the threat of COVID-19 pandemic and develop a safe and effective vaccine. We are progressing in the clinical trial, which covers thousands of volunteers of different nationalities,” Al Owais said.

Al Owais said, “We are proud of all workers from the health sector, and their great efforts in conducting daily thousands of tests since the start of the pandemic. It is thanks to them that the UAE has completed the largest number of tests in relation to the population globally.”


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Al Owais stressed that all clinical trials are subject to country regulations, and the strict international guidelines stipulated by the World Health Organisation to ensure the best safety standards for volunteers.

Al Owais added that a hotline was set up to answer volunteers' questions and provide them with support during the various stages of the trials, in addition to providing mobile clinics to ensure easy access to the volunteers.

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