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Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
The UAE has vaccinated 84.66% of the eligible age group (16+) against COVID-19, said an official during weekly briefing on virus situation in the country.
This includes 95.27% of people of 60+ age group, representing the priority group who are more likely to develop complications due to infection.
Official said that UAE believes in the importance of vaccines and the effective role it plays in controlling and reducing the effects of coronavirus.
“The country adopted a vaccine diversity strategy to cover a wide segment of the population which has proved its efficacy in the country’s management of the pandemic,” said official.
“With a successful of the National Vaccination Campaign, the UAE has taken the lead globally,” he said.
“This was made possible through providing the best vaccination options for all segments of society.”
However, official stressed that attending events, exhibitions is limited to vaccinated individuals and participants in clinical trials only.
“All attending event need present a negative PCR test, not older than 48 hours, and follow the precautionary measure such as wearing masks and social distancing.”
“We stress again that vaccinations does not prevent infection but reduces the symptoms and complications. And we call on people to adhering to the precautionary and preventative measures, such as wearing masks, social distancing, washing hands, and avoiding gatherings.”
The Ministry of Health and Prevention announced on Wednesday that it has conducted 174,016 additional COVID-19 tests over the past 24 hours, which helped it detect 3,939 new coronavirus cases.
The Ministry of Health and Prevention on Tuesday announced that as many as 86,879 additional COVID-19 tests were conducted for different segments of the society over the past 24 hours.
The Ministry also noted that an additional 715 individuals had fully recovered from COVID-19, bringing the total number of recoveries to 144,647.
The Abu Dhabi Police called on drivers to abide by safe driving rules and turn on the vehicle’s lights while driving at night between sunset to sunrise. They also called on them to use the vehicle lights when necessary to alert others and avoid possible accidents and injuries.
The Abu Dhabi Court of Cassation upheld a judgment that obligated a yacht’s owner to pay compensation of Dhs2.058 million to the insurance company, which compensated a number of yachts damaged by a fire caused by the first yacht.
“In my view, overseas Pakistanis should not only get the voting rights but should be allowed to be members of Parliament and Senate as well. No one can understand the problems of expats better than the overseas Pakistanis themselves. Their contribution towards uplifting the country’s economy is immense. Their services should be recognised,” Hans said.
The UAE is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year and there are people from different expatriate communities who saw this ‘Golden’ journey through their eyes. Munawar Hussain, a Pakistani expatriate, who has been residing in the country since 1970 is one of them.
Hailing from Sialkot, Hussain’s journey to reach Dubai was not easy or smooth.