Sheikh Mohammed Bin Hamad receives the COVID-19 vaccine shot in Fujairah on Wednesday. WAM
Sheikh Mohammed Bin Hamad Bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, Crown Prince of Fujairah, has received the first jab of the COVID-19 vaccine, in line with the plan of the Ministry of Health and Prevention and in support of the national coronavirus vaccine programme.
Sheikh Mohammed Bin Hamad stressed the keenness of the UAE’s leadership to ensure the highest levels of safety for all segments of the community, thanking the campaign’s organisers for their efforts.
He also commended the efforts of all medical staff and frontline workers in the UAE who achieved significant success in countering the pandemic and containing the spread of the virus, urging everyone to receive the vaccine and support the country’s endeavours to accomplish the target percentage of immunising over 50 percent of UAE residents in the first quarter of 2021.
The Palm Jumeirah is home to a range of globally renowned, luxury resort brands and now more than 10,000 staff from these leading hotels have received the first and second doses of the vaccine at their respective places of work last month.
The availability of vaccines is one of the biggest achievements of UAE. To all for free and in various centers, which requires everyone to take the vaccine to achieve the goal of covering 50% of UAE's population in the 1st quarter of 2021.
The total number of doses provided up to Thursday stands at 2,868,645 with a rate of vaccine distribution of 29.00 doses per 100 people.
The Abu Dhabi Health Services Company in coordination with the Department of Health in Abu Dhabi, announced the availability of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at Dubai Parks Centre and the National Screening Centre in Ajman that are affiliating with Seha.
Cases have fallen steadily in some Indian states hit by an initial surge in infections, such as the richest state of Maharashtra and the capital New Delhi, after they imposed stringent lockdowns. Testing rates also at their lowest since Sunday.
The NCOC late last month announced a new set of restrictions including a blanket ban on tourism and inter-provincial transport in an attempt to contain a further rise in already mounting coronavirus cases under the "Stay Home, Stay Safe” strategy.
Sheikh Mohamed and Sheikh Hamad engaged in cordial talk on the development journey the UAE is going through. They recalled the role of the founding leaders to enhance the country's global stature.
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