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Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
The UAE has so far has provided more than 8 and a half million doses of vaccines of COVID-19. This was revealed during the weekly briefing on the coronavirus situation in the UAE on Tuesday.
The UAE Health Ministry said, “62.57% of the target group in UAE has been vaccinated, which is an achievement that adds to the UAE’s record as part of its continuous endeavour to provide the vaccine to members of society.
“With the passage of more than a year since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the UAE continues to apply its professional methodology in dealing with and containing this pandemic,” official said during the briefing.
“The country’s professional approach highlights the Emirati model in managing the crisis, which balanced health and the economy, with constant emphasis on health being the first priority.”
As Holy Month of Ramadan will come to us for the second year in a row under exceptional circumstances imposed on us by this pandemic that is sweeping the world, and within the framework of social responsibility, we want to emphasise all measures and guidelines that aim to maintain safety and public health.
The authorities said, “Family and institutional Iftar tents are banned. Ramadan commercial tents, which provide food, beverages and shisha found usually in hotels, restaurants and various tourist destinations are also banned.”
Official urged everyone to co-operate and adhere to the procedures and instructions to stay safe.
Authorities also warned that intensive inspection campaigns will be carried out during the Holy Month, and legal measures will be taken against violators, which may end up in the closure of establishments.
Over a year since the start of COVID-19, the UAE continues to implement its professional approach in handling and containing the spread, highlighting the UAE model for crisis management which balanced between health and economy, while keeping health as the priority.
To date, 826,301 COVID-19 vaccines have been administered, equivalent to 47,000 doses per day, and 8% of the country's total population.
Abdulrahman Al Owais, Minister of Health and Prevention, says country is approaching 7 million vaccines in more than 205 medical centres in different regions of the country.
The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) on Monday announced 2,483 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of recorded cases in the UAE to 413,332
The UAE was able to provide more than 6 million doses to date and to provide the vaccine to 3,614,070 people, completing 46.61% of the target category. The vaccine has been provided to 61.41% of elderly people, the current targeted category.
“In the first half of this year, RTA received 5,724 emergency reports through the Call Centre and (Madinati) through RTA DUBAI app. The instant response and sign-off rate clocked 99%, which reflects the mutual response between the community and RTA and the public’s keenness to protect the appearance of the emirate.
The Abu Dhabi Court for Family and Civil and Administrative Cases obligated a man to pay a lawyer’s office Dhs380,000, including Dhs360,000 as fees, in return for filing a lawsuit for a discharge of a Dhs2,500,000 cheque, besides Dhs20,000 in compensation for the damage the office incurred as a result of procrastination.
The Dubai Misdemeanours and Violations Court convicted an Asian investor who smuggled 213,000 cans of unauthorised energy drinks from the customs office in Jebel Ali, and sentenced him to one year in jail to be followed by deportation after serving his jail term.