Covid vaccine UAE: 122,069 doses administered in 24 hours

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Dubai - A person is considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving the last required dose of vaccine.



By Web Report

Published: Sun 28 Mar 2021, 3:54 PM

Last updated: Sun 28 Mar 2021, 3:58 PM

The UAE has administered 122,069 doses of the Covid-19 vaccine in the past 24 hours.

The country's Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) said the total doses administered now stands at 8.8 million. This takes the rate of doses per 100 people to 81.7.

In the US, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says fully vaccinated people can gather maskless with other vaccinated people indoors. It also says you can meet with unvaccinated people from one household at a time, if those people are considered at low risk of severe Covid-19. In other countries, the guidance may vary.

In public, the CDC recommends that vaccinated people continue wearing masks, avoid large gatherings and stay apart from others.

A person is considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving the last required dose of vaccine.

As Muslims around the world prepare to mark the second socially distanced Ramadan amid Covid-19 this year, UAE residents have already begun preparations in line with safety rules.

With the holy month set to begin in weeks, authorities across the UAE have issued several regulations so residents stay safe from the virus. Unlike last year when residents had to spend Ramadan inside their homes, mosques will remain open this time and will host the special Taraweeh prayers.

Gatherings, particularly for Iftar, remain strictly prohibited. In Dubai, the Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department (IACAD) has already cancelled all permits for Ramadan tents. Restaurants are prohibited from distributing Iftar meals inside or in front of their premises, and associations that will be handing out food at workers’ complexes must coordinate with the management and ensure social distancing. Only members of the same family living in the same house can share meals, and exchaging gifts must be avoided.


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