The UAE has seen a 62 per cent decrease in COVID-19 infection rates in August, compared to January.
Dr. Farida Al Hosani, the UAE health sector's official spokesperson said the drop in infections indicates the success of the country's strategy in curbing the spread of the virus.
During the latest government media briefing on Tuesday, the senior official highlighted the role of vaccines, including that of booster shots, in keeping the case tally low.
Dr. Al Hosani reiterated that the vaccines approved in the country are safe to be administered. She also advised parents to get their children vaccinated.
"We have returned to our workplaces, our students have returned to classrooms, and the capacity limits of public facilities have increased. This is evidence of our success in approaching the stage of recovery," Dr. Al Hosani explained.
Health Sector: Between January and August 2021, we witnessed a big decrease in the percentage of infections. Where the total infection rate of August decreased by 62% in comparison with January. #TogetherWeRecover pic.twitter.com/qCIfoY8S9Z— NCEMA UAE (@NCEMAUAE) August 31, 2021
Health Sector: The efforts & initiatives have strengthened the ability & measures taken to ensure safe return to a new normal life. This in turn strengthened the trust of UAE’s society in the government & the ability of the concerned entities to control the pandemic.— NCEMA UAE (@NCEMAUAE) August 31, 2021