A hundred percent of the United Arab Emirates’ inhabitants has acquired at the least one dose of a vaccine in opposition to COVID-19, the well being ministry has mentioned.
The announcement late Friday got here amid rising world concern over a brand new COVID variant dubbed Omicron that was first detected by South Africa.
The World Well being Group mentioned the brand new variant is extra infectious than the dominant, extremely transmissible Delta pressure, and a number of other nations, together with the UAE, have restricted journey from various south African nations.
In keeping with the UAE well being ministry, “a complete of 21,802,032 doses” of COVID vaccine have been administered within the Gulf Arab nation.
“A hundred percent (of the inhabitants) have acquired one dose” whereas “90.18 p.c are totally vaccinated”.
The UAE—a federation of seven emirates—is house to round 10 million folks, a majority of whom are expats.
The energy-rich Arab nation was thought-about way back to July a frontrunner when it comes to inhabitants in inoculating folks in opposition to COVID.
In October, the UAE declared it had overcome the coronavirus disaster after recording its lowest variety of infections that month.
The UAE has thus far recorded greater than 741,000 circumstances of COVID-19, together with 2,145 deaths.
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