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Covid-19: UAE vaccinates 69% of eligible residents

Ashwani Kumar /Abu Dhabi
ashwani@khaleejtimes.com Filed on May 4, 2021
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Through a robust vaccination and screening drive, the country has been able to tackle the pandemic situation with a great deal of success.


The UAE has vaccinated more than 69 per cent of its eligible population against Covid-19 and conducted 54 million RT-PCR tests.

Through a robust vaccination and screening drive, the country has been able to tackle the pandemic situation with a great deal of success, a top official said.

“The UAE national vaccination campaign continues to achieve its goals, which reflects the strength of the medical and health system of the country. We have vaccinated 69.89 per cent of the total eligible group, i.e., all those who are over 16 years old and above. Also, 77.84 per cent of those who are more than 60 years old were vaccinated,” said Saif Al Dhaheri, spokesperson of the National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management (NCEMA).

He noted that till date, more than 10.7 million Covid-19 vaccine doses have been administered in the UAE. Earlier in the day, the Ministry of Health and Prevention announced administering 112,239 doses of the Covid-19 vaccine to reach 10.77 million doses at a distribution rate of 108.99 doses per 100 people.

“The number of (RT-PCR) tests have reached 54 million. This is an achievement for the UAE, which is affirming that it is a global example in successfully managing this crisis. The UAE’s fight against the pandemic is a role model for and it is based on the proactive strategy that has been adopted by our leadership and the efforts of the healthcare authorities and frontliners.”

ashwani@khaleejtimes.com

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Ashwani Kumar

I am a newspaperman from the emirate of Abu Dhabi. A journalist at heart. I get my stories from the streets. A south Indian born in the Hindi heartland, I easily connect with people from different nationalities and cultures. I am calm like a monk, sensitive and very patient reporter. On the ground, I cover a range of topics related to community, health, embassy, tourism, transport, business and sports. I will go out on a leg to do what’s right and stand by what I believe in.





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