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Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
The UAE ranked first across the Middle Eastern nations by Global Soft Power Index in handling of COVID-19 pandemic.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, said on Twitter, “According to a questionnaire for the Global Soft Power Index issued by Brand Finance from Britain that included tens of thousands of people in 105 countries around the world. The UAE ranked first in the Middle East and 14th in the world in the efficiency of dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic…”
The UAE has a net score of +33%. The nation’s efforts, from international aid to vaccine development, have meant the UAE is perceived to have handled the pandemic better than its neighbours.
On the other hand, general public rate New Zealand as nation that has handled pandemic best, with +43% score, while US ranks bottom globally, with -16% score.
On Friday, the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) recorded 1,284 new cases of coronavirus.
It also announced 765 recoveries and 1 death in the last 24 hours.
Using state-state-of-the-art medical testing equipment, it has carried out 144,602 COVID-19 tests.
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.
The Dubai Municipality said that the total commitment rate reached 98 per cent in the emirate, the number of inspection visits reached 2,393, 2 establishments were closed, and 35 warnings were made.
The UAE said on Tuesday that it has administered 93,846 more doses of the COVID-19 vaccine in the past 24 hours and in the process has crossed the 2 million mark.
Dubai Media Office said, “The Dubai Police, in cooperation with Dubai Tourism, shuts down a desert camp that organised a private gathering while violating Covid-19 precautionary measures."
“Members of the Indian community who wish to visit the Consulate for any consular services are advised to avoid such visits unless absolutely necessary. They should, instead, make use of the various electronic platforms offered by the Consulate without having to physically visit the office."
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