Over 46% of UAE population vaccinated against COVID-19

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More than 46 per cent of people in the UAE have received the COVID-19 vaccine, including over 61 per cent of the country's elderly population.

The figures were revealed during the government's media briefing on the latest developments related to COVID-19.

Dr. Farida Al Hosani, the UAE health sector's spokesperson, said more than 6.09 million doses of the vaccine have been administered so far, covering a total of 3,614,070 people.

She also revealed that more than 31 million COVID-19 tests have been carried out in the UAE as part of the country's efforts to detect infections in the early stages itself.

Relative to the total population, the UAE is at the forefront of all countries conducting COVID-19 tests, while the rate of infection is among the lowest globally.

Dr. Al Hosani once again called on people experiencing symptoms to get tested as early detection is crucial for curbing the spread of the virus.
 

The official also added that quarantined individuals can go out in the event of a health emergency, and present a medical report if faced with a penalty.

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