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Sheikh Saud Bin Rashid receives the first dose of the coronavirus vaccine.
Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
His Highness Sheikh Saud Bin Rashid Al Mu'alla, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Umm Al Quwain, has received the first dose of the coronavirus vaccine, according to WAM.
His Highness took the vaccine to join the country's efforts to combat the spread of the virus.
In November last year, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, took the COVID-19 vaccine.
The ministry added that over 4-6 weeks the vaccine rollout will be focused on elderly people and those with chronic diseases who are the most vulnerable to COVID-19.
The Ministry stressed that all those propagating fake information will be held legally accountable.
Emirates airline on Monday started offering employees vaccinations against the COVID-19 disease with priority given to front-line workers such as cabin crew and pilots.
The initiative aims to ensure the senior citizens who are unable to visit medical centres have easy access to the vaccine.
"On this day, we commemorate the bright memory of the Founding Fathers, led by the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, and his brothers, the Founders of the Nation, as well as their determination, wisdom and vision that established the Union.”
After the passing of Sheikh Zayed, Sheikh Khalifa initiated the country’s empowerment phase while President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed launched its sustainability, leadership and excellence phase.
His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, in his capacity as Ruler of Abu Dhabi emirate, has ordered the disbursement of housing loans to 1,900 citizens in Abu Dhabi, worth a total of Dhs3 billion.
President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan said that the 51st UAE National Day is a day to recall lessons of the past, and look at the present with awareness and contemplation, while looking to the future with hope, optimism and confidence.