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Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
The Ministry of Health and Prevention succeeded in providing the vaccine to 3,480,415 residents, which is 44.89% of the target.
The vaccine was also given to 57.66% of residents over 60 years old.
More than five million doses were provided, specifically 5,668,264, with a distribution rate of 57.31 per 100 people, while the number of tests exceeded more than 29 million.
The health authorities said, “When the majority of the population becomes immune to an infectious disease, indirect protection for people in the community who are not immune to this disease will be provided due to the limited spread of the disease.”
Officials said community immunity is part of the indirect protection phases from an infectious disease and it occurs when a large proportion of the society acquires immunity to a specific infection, such as vaccinating.
The ministry said, “We confirm the effectiveness and safety of the vaccines that were approved in the country, especially for the elderly and people with chronic diseases, so we advise and encourage everyone to take the vaccine, as it is our safe way to recovery.”
Health specialists have reviewed and updated the procedures for discharge/ deisolation of people with COVID-19, or their contacts, which includes enforcing home quarantine for 10 consecutive days for those who have been in contact, even with a negative PCR result.
The Ministry stressed that all those propagating fake information will be held legally accountable.
In line with the Ministry of Health’s plan to provide the vaccine to more than 50% of UAE’s population, a total of 66,219 doses were given in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of doses to 1,086,568.
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.
"We call on the public to investigate the accuracy and always take data from their official sources and to refrain from questioning the efforts of all those who have worked to contain this pandemic,” says official.
A holding company has won its legal dispute against a convenience store that sought to terminate a Dh1.3m-lease-contract citing financial losses due to coronavirus.
The Integrated Transport Centre (ITC) of Abu Dhabi said that the fees for a monthly permit will costs Dhs391, for three months Dhs1,174, for six months Dhs2,348, and fees for a year will Dhs4,695.
The passenger began to act up soon after takeoff, quarrelling with other passengers, assaulting a flight attendant and pummelling the cockpit's door