From June 6, only people who have received the COVID-19 vaccine and participants in clinical experiments will be able to attend events and activities held in the UAE upon presentation of a negative PCR test result taken within 48 hours, with the letter E showing in their respective Al Hosn applications. All precautionary measures must be followed during these events, notably wearing face masks and observing social distancing.
Dr. Farida Al Hosani, Official Spokesperson of the UAE Health Sector, announced this rule at a media briefing.
The country is proactively offering COVID-19 vaccinations for free. Access to vaccines is also high, with mobile clinics providing healthcare services to people living in remote areas.
She said the UAE has become the world’s leading country in terms of the distribution rate of the COVID-19 vaccine doses for every 100 persons, which highlights the success of the national vaccination campaign. The vaccination of over 78.11 percent of people aged over 16, and 84.59 percent of people aged over 60 has been complete.
The UAE has administered over 12 million doses of the vaccine, at a rate of 124.31 doses for per 100 persons, while the number of COVID-19 tests performed has exceeded 49 million, Al Hosany noted. It is soon expected to overtake Israel in the vaccination drive.
In order to ensure maximum protection for the community, the elderly and those with chronic diseases will get an additional dose of the Sinopharm vaccine.
On May 27, MoHAP announced 2,137 recoveries and 3 deaths.