A rider receives the COVID-19 vaccine on Friday. WAM
The riders and staff of the Tour de France 2020 winning team, UAE Team Emirates, have taken the COVID-19 vaccine, developed by Sinopharm CNBG and approved by the Ministry of Health and Prevention, following the success of the #4Humanity trials facilitated by G42 Healthcare in the UAE.
A total of 27 riders, including the Tour de France 2020 winner, Slovenian cyclist Tadej Pogacar, and 32 members of staff have now received the vaccine.
Group photo of the UAE Team Emirates. WAM
Commenting on receiving the vaccine, UAE Team Emirates Principal Mauro Gianetti said, "As a UAE team we are enormously proud of the efforts the nation and its leadership have taken at every level to both, combat the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and to be a leader in the efforts to bring life back to normal.
Member states are struggling to contain a third wave of the epidemic and kick-start vaccine programmes slowed by a shortfall in deliveries, and Britain has warned the bloc against resorting "vaccine nationalism."
The fresh suspensions were a major blow to a global immunisation campaign that experts hope will help end a year-long pandemic that has already killed over 2.6 million people and decimated the global economy.
The announcement comes as the Ministry of Health and Prevention on Sunday expanded coronavirus vaccine eligibility in line with the UAE's proactive policy to ensure the health and safety of all community members.
The ERA announced several ground-breaking initiatives ahead of the start of the season on Oct.29, including a programme that seeks to nurture Emirati management talent in the sector in an effort to advance the development of the sport in the UAE.
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