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UAE says 100% of population received one Covid jab

One hundred percent of the United Arab Emirates population has received at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine, the health ministry said.

The announcement late on Friday came amid growing global concern over a new variant of Covid dubbed Omicron that was first detected by South Africa.

The World Health Organization said the new variant is more infectious than the dominant and highly communicable Delta strain, and several countries, including the United Arab Emirates, have restricted travel from various South African countries.

According to the UAE Ministry of Health, “a total of 21,802,032 doses” of the Covid vaccine have been administered in the Persian Gulf nation.

“One hundred percent (of the population) have received a dose” while “90.18 percent are fully vaccinated.”

The United Arab Emirates, a federation of seven emirates, is home to around 10 million people, most of whom are expatriates.

The energy-rich Arab country was already considered in July as a leader in terms of population in vaccinating people against Covid.

In October, the United Arab Emirates declared that it had overcome the coronavirus crisis after recording its fewest infections that month.

The UAE has so far recorded more than 741,000 Covid-19 cases, including 2,145 deaths.

Source Credit: TheGuardian

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