New Covid strain: UAE govt official says vaccines likely to work
UAE government official calls on residents to follow all precautionary measures.
There is no evidence to suggest that Covid-19 vaccines will not work against a new, more infectious strain of the coronavirus, a top UAE official has said.
The weekly Covid-19 briefing by the government official on Tuesday focussed on the new strain that is spreading through Europe, leading to at least 40 countries suspending flights to the United Kingdom.
Three Gulf states have also closed their borders as a precautionary measure.
Dr Omar Al Hammadi, the official spokesperson for the UAE Government, said: “Researchers have recorded that human immunity has strengthened against the original virus.”
Those returning to the UAE from abroad must adhere to all precautionary measures, including home quarantine, he added. “They must not mix with others and should seek medical help if they have any symptoms.”
More details to follow
Country has nearly 20,000 confirmed cases READ MORE
If authorised for use, Merck's would be the first pill to treat Covid-... READ MORE
The total number of tests conducted in the UAE to date was 84.2... READ MORE
Cases surge in Moscow and Saint Petersburg READ MORE
The temperature will rise to 35 degrees Celsius in Dubai and Abu Dhabi READ MORE
Successful handling of Covid-19 and achievements in science and... READ MORE
Authorities have blamed rule-breakers and unvaccinated people for the ... READ MORE
New MacBook Pro laptops with 14-inch and 16-inch displays are powered ... READ MORE