The UAE is leading globally in many indicators for dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, thanks to effective preventive measures as well as a free vaccination drive.
Some of the key achievements were highlighted during the latest government briefing on Tuesday.
- The UAE ranked second in the world for the daily distribution of COVID-19 vaccine doses last week, with an average of 6.06 doses per 100 people.
- It stands fifth in the world in terms of the overall availability of the vaccine. (After the United States, China, the UK and Israel)
- The UAE has become the first country where the number of COVID-19 tests carried out since the beginning of the pandemic, exceeds its total population. More than 24.7 million tests have been conducted so far.
- The effective measures taken by the UAE have led to the country being ranked first in the Middle East and third globally for public satisfaction with procedures to tackle COVID-19. (According to Toluna International Consumer Survey, June 2020)
The UAE’s management of the pandemic is a balance between maintaining the safety of the community, restoring normalcy, resuming economic activities and accelerating production in various vital sectors.
The #UAE has taken many necessary measures to contain the crisis, and the government has stipulated the practices and actions that violates the national health and safety procedures with penalties ranging from 1,000 to 50,000 dirhams. #TogetherWeRecover— NCEMA UAE (@NCEMAUAE) January 26, 2021
The community’s commitment to the procedures and guidelines was one of the main reasons why UAE succeeded in containing the first wave of the virus last year, and today we are renewing the bet on them, and trusting them to be key player in the face of the pandemic’s second wave.— NCEMA UAE (@NCEMAUAE) January 26, 2021
During the briefing, officials called on the public to always take data and information from official sources, and to refrain from questioning the efforts of all those who have worked to contain this pandemic.
It has recently been noted that official statements announced by authorities have been questioned, and we emphasize that there is an integrated system to record all data related to the pandemic in accordance with the highest international standards.#TogetherWeRecover— NCEMA UAE (@NCEMAUAE) January 26, 2021
Officials reiterated that the UAE launched its national vaccination campaign after confirming all safety aspects as well as compliance with scientific procedures and international standards.
More than 205 centres across the UAE are currently providing the vaccine free of charge.
The national vaccination campaign, reflects the leadership’s keen in maintaining the health, this is evidents in the number of medical centers which exceeds 205 in different regions of UAE where the vaccine has been provided free of charge for those who wish to take it.— NCEMA UAE (@NCEMAUAE) January 26, 2021
The UAE monitors the results of the national vaccination campaign and its implications on the number of infections, as well as emphasizing the importance of adherence to precautionary and preventive measures, with an emphase on those who received the vaccine.#TogetherWeRecover— NCEMA UAE (@NCEMAUAE) January 26, 2021
The vaccine is the safest way towards a full and sustainable recovery, the only way to restore normalcy and resume economic activity in all sectors. This requires the community to respond to the campaign and take the vaccine. #TogetherWeRecover— NCEMA UAE (@NCEMAUAE) January 26, 2021