UAE: Covid-19 media briefing to cease, to be held relying on pandemic scenario – Information

Well being official assured that the transmission fee of monkeypox amongst people is comparatively low

By A Employees Reporter

Printed: Wed 25 Might 2022, 10:18 PM

Dr Taher Al Ameri, Official Spokesman of the Nationwide Emergency Disaster and Disasters Administration Authority (NCEMA), introduced that the UAE Authorities media briefing on the Covid-19 pandemic shall be stopped, to not be reinstated provided that distinctive developments come up concerning the pandemic within the nation.

Dr. Fatma Al Attar, Official Spokesperson of the Ministry of Well being and Prevention (MoHAP), mentioned the transmission fee of monkeypox amongst people is comparatively low, noting that the primary monkeypox case within the nation has been detected, and the affected person is receiving the required medical therapy.

Dr. Al Attar burdened that for over two years, the UAE has exerted vital efforts to guard the group’s well being and security, by supporting the well being sector and its certified human sources, in addition to offering all mandatory medical sources to deal with the repercussions of the Covid-19 pandemic.

She added that the well being sector’s efforts have enhanced the UAE’s optimistic fame as a number one mannequin of addressing challenges that have an effect on the well being sector, proving its capability to deal with such challenges with full effectivity.

MoHAP introduced the detection of the nation’s first monkeypox case, a lady who got here from overseas, she additional added, noting that the affected person is receiving the required medical therapy, and affirming that monkeypox is a uncommon illness of animal origin that has been spreading round West and Central Africa for the reason that Nineteen Fifties.

She additionally defined that the medical signs of an infection with the monkeypox virus are rash, excessive fatigue, swollen lymph nodes and extreme headache that normally start inside one to 3 days of the onset of fever, noting that the interval between an infection and the primary signs is normally between 5 and 21 days.

Dr. Al Attar mentioned everybody ought to undertake the required well being procedures to scale back the chance of an infection by any virus, with a view to defend the well being and security of the group, in addition to adhere to related precautionary measures.

It is very important preserve private hygiene, not alternate private gadgets with others, and keep away from shaking palms with anybody who has pores and skin issues, she burdened, highlighting the truth that after the detection of the primary monkeypox case, all nationwide well being authorities are assessing the scenario to make sure their readiness.

She additionally underscored the significance of getting well being data from official sources and avoiding the circulation of rumours.


Dr. Al Ameri mentioned the UAE has achieved many successes within the technique of reaching restoration, because of the imaginative and prescient of the nation’s management, stating, “This proactive technique has supported the efforts of all native and nationwide authorities, in addition to private and non-private authorities.”

“We urge the general public to stick to the precautionary measures, and we wish to remind you of the obligatory use of face masks and quarantining upon an infection,” he added, noting that defending present achievements and making certain the continuity of the brand new normalcy are priorities that require everybody to decide to the precautionary measures.

“In mild of the achieved restoration indicators, we’re chargeable for defending the group’s security. After shut nationwide monitoring, we’ve achieved many achievements associated to containing the pandemic, together with distributing protected vaccines to all segments of the group, with 98 % receiving vaccines freed from cost, resulting in a decline in instances and deaths,” he additional mentioned.

“The common media briefing of the UAE Authorities will cease from as we speak, however will probably be held once more below distinctive circumstances based mostly on the scenario concerning the pandemic,” Dr. Al Ameri mentioned in conclusion.

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