Dubai launches the COVID-19 free vaccine program
On Wednesday, the Dubai Supreme Crisis and Disaster Management Committee unveiled a robust COVID-19 vaccine program using the jab established by Pfizer-BioNTech, and it will be given free of charge.
Four key groups will be targeted in the first phase of the introduction of the COVID-19 vaccine campaign; the first category comprises Emirati & resident elders 60 years of age and older, people with chronic illnesses, people of commitment, frontlineers & critical sector staff,” the Dubai Media Office said in a tweet.”
Dubai issues a plan to distribute Covid-19 vaccine
It came as the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) of the UAE declared that the vaccine’s emergency registration was authorized. The decision was effective after a request for permission from Pfizer to allow the health authorities to start importing the vaccine. One of the first nations to file and accept it is the Emirates.
Meanwhile, on Wednesday, 1,246 new cases of coronavirus were confirmed by the Ministry of Health and Prevention, taking the total number of recorded cases in the UAE to 197,124. The country’s cumulative number of cases currently stands at 195,878. At 645, the death toll stands.
Dubai Economy gave a warning to one institution during regular inspections for failure to adhere to COVID-19 safeguards. 344 other companies were deeming by regulators to be legal.
The government of the UAE encouraged the public not to spread false rumors about the latest coronavirus strain. Also to continue to take preventive steps.
In a message posted on Twitter, the Authority confirmed that on the sixth day of their stay in the Emirate. All tourists would also have to take a PCR exam if they stay for six consecutive days or more. Also on the 12th day if they stay for 12 consecutive days or more.
The Department of Education and Information of Abu Dhabi said on Monday the following. All students aged 12 and above will take a PCR exam. That is if they plan to attend school in person during the next semester, which starts on Jan. 3.