The Data and Safety Monitoring Board said in a statement early on Tuesday that it was concerned that AstraZeneca may have provided an incomplete view of the efficacy data.
The health officials said, “We call on community members to cooperate and adhere to measures to confront COVID-19 during the Holy Month of Ramadan and Eid Al-Fitr.
The latest phase of these repatriation flights, known as the "Vande Bharat Mission," began on March 1 and will last till March 28. Slightly more than 1,350 international flights are scheduled to be operated from 28 countries in this phase, enabling an estimated 260,000 Indians to travel home.
The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevntion also noted that an additional 2,026 individuals had fully recovered from COVID-19, bringing the total number of recoveries to 389,304.
There is concern that some variants, such as those first found in South Africa and Brazil, may reduce the efficacy of the first generation of COVID-19 vaccines, and manufacturers are looking to adapt their shots.
From the Seychelles to Romania, a number of countries are opening their doors to travellers who have received an approved Covid-19 vaccine.
Great efforts reflect the vision of delivering services and providing the vaccine to the citizens, says Hessa Tahlak.
It also directs them to continuously sanitise and clean all their service facilities and common areas where food and beverage products are sold.
Some activities will remain banned, including weddings and corporate meetings. Social gatherings will continue to be limited to a maximum of 20 people, SPA said, citing an interior ministry source.