However, this protocol does not apply to the groups who have received Pfizer-BioNTech or Sputnik booster doses after being fully vaccinated with Sinopharm.
The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) announced that it conducted 317,823 additional COVID-19 tests and detected 78 new coronavirus cases.
Abdulrahman Bin Mohammed Al Owais, Minister of Health and Prevention (Mohap), issued five decisions, including three regarding prices of 221 medicinal products.
The UAE Health Ministry has said that vaccine and booster could fight COVID-19 virus and studies have shown vaccine and booster shots significantly help reduce the rates of hospitalisation and death, as well as prevent the spread of the virus variants.
The initiative aims to provide affordable medicines to uninsured and low-income expat patients or those whose insurance is not covering the cost of treatment of the following diseases; pulmonary arterial hypertension, multiple myeloma, active ulcerative colitis.
The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) withdrew batches of infant milk “Similac Human Milk Fortifer Alimentum and EleCare”, due to the possibility of being contaminated with harmful bacteria.
The Ministry also announced the recovery of two monkeypox patients, who were receiving medical care in state hospitals, after their full recovery from symptoms of the disease
Monkeypox is a viral zoonotic disease that occurs primarily in tropical rainforest areas of Central and West Africa and is occasionally exported to other regions.
With the monitoring of the first case of monkeypox in the country, the official stressed that all health authorities in the country are currently studying and evaluating the situation.
Authorities said that through diligent national follow-up, country has achieved big success in containing the pandemic, most notably distributing free safe vaccines to all segments of society that exceeded 97% of the population.