Unvaccinated UAE Residents Might Not Be Able To Enter Some Places & Obtain Some Services

by Vaishnavi Venkataraman
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In a recent briefing, the National Emergency Crisis and Disasters Management Authority (NCEMA) said they are considering the possibility of imposing movement restrictions on non-vaccinated individuals. Unvaccinated UAE residents could also soon face restrictions in accessing some services or entering certain places. Authorities have called on citizens and residents above the age of 16 to visit the nearest vaccination centre to get the jabs.

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The government will soon impose strict measures to restrict the movement of unvaccinated individuals and to implement preventive measures such as restricting entry to some places and having access to some services, to ensure the health and safety of everyone.

Individuals with medical conditions are recommended to see a specialist doctor in one of the medical centers approved by health authorities to determine whether vaccination is possible according to the health status of each person.

“Your hesitation today … puts your family, loved ones and community at risk. Receiving the vaccine will contribute to immunising and protecting the community from this pandemic,” said Saif Al Dhaheri, spokesperson of the NCEMA. More than 65 per cent of people in the UAE have received the COVID-19 vaccine so far, including over 74 per cent of the country’s elderly population.

According to a recent study conducted in Abu Dhabi, no deaths were reported among fully vaccinated residents who contracted Covid-19.

Abu Dhabi Reports ZERO Covid-19 Deaths Among Vaccinated Individuals

UAE’s capital Abu Dhabi reported ZERO deaths among residents who have received all doses of COVID-19 vaccination. The announcement followed after a study conducted by the Abu Dhabi Public Health Centre (ADPHC). The study revealed a significant decrease in the rate of Covid_19 infection after receiving a second vaccine dose. It further affirms that in the event of an infection, a patient has mild symptoms and does not require admission to hospital or ICU (Intensive Care Unit).

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Findings From The Study

Furthermore, the study also revealed that the efficacy of vaccination in preventing hospitalisation is 93%, while the efficacy of vaccination in reducing the need to be admitted to an ICU is 95%. The study found no deaths related to Covid-19 have been recorded in patients who received all doses required.

According to the study, immunity against Covid-19 is best achieved through vaccination and adhering to precautionary measures, and is multifaceted and not limited to the presence of antibodies. The study also found that immunity is not guaranteed after infection. The risk of contracting Covid_19 increases as the virus mutates, and that the chances of the virus mutating increase with its spread. There is also a possibility that the infection may lead to long-term health complications.

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Abu Dhabi Ranks As Top City In The World For Handling Covid-19

A London-based analytics firm- Deep Knowledge Group (DKG), has compiled a list of the top 25 cities that have handled the Covid-19 pandemic pretty well. And guess what? Abu Dhabi has topped the list. The ranking is based on 50 parameters and is divided into five categories.

Abu Dhabi Was Appreciated For Maintaining A Low Rate Of Positive Cases

The categories are- healthcare management, vaccination rates, government efficiency, efficient health quarantine systems, and resilience of the economy. And after judging the cities on these parameters, Abu Dhabi edged out other distinctly safe cities like Seoul, Sydney, Singapore, Ottawa and Berlin to take a top spot on the list.

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