Abu Dhabi (WAM) 02/10/2022 03:21
The UAE announces a gradual abolition of restrictions to reach their maximum by mid-February
- Raising the maximum capacity for social events such as weddings and funerals
- Determining numbers and ratios in social events is left to the local level in each emirate
- Reducing the safe distance between worshipers in mosques to one meter and monitoring the epidemiological situation for a month
- Al Hosani: Community awareness is the cornerstone of facing the repercussions of “Covid-19”
announced UAEOn Wednesday, the gradual abolition of restrictions on the capacity of all activities and events in the country in various economic, tourism and entertainment facilities, shopping centers and transportation means to reach their maximum by mid-February, according to what Dr. Saif Al Dhaheri, the official spokesman for the National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority, confirmed.
For her part, Dr. Farida Al Hosani, the official spokesman for the health sector in the UAE, emphasized the social responsibility and the pivotal role played by members of society to preserve the gains achieved by the state during the crisis, and move forward for sustainable recovery.
In addition, Al Hosani said that all sectors are working in cooperation with the health sector to their fullest potential through continuous analysis of the epidemiological situation locally and globally, the impact of changes, and the development of expected scenarios and methods of immediate response.
Dr. Farida Al Hosani: The health system operates with standard systems that guarantee rapid intervention and qualified medical cadres to deal with changes and developments.
She added, “The specialized teams are also working to provide the necessary capabilities for rapid intervention to treat cases, follow up on contacts, provide medical devices, necessary examinations, treatments and vaccinations,” stressing that the health system operates with standard systems that guarantee rapid intervention and qualified medical cadres to deal with changes and developments.
She indicated that the state has developed plans and programs based on scientific facts, and tracks the development of the virus globally; The medical sector monitors around the clock the latest developments in the pandemic, and develops solutions to prevent its spread, in order to ensure a healthy and preventive environment and provide health security for all members of society.
She said that the health sector is continuing its efforts to provide vaccines to groups eligible to receive vaccination, as the percentage of those receiving the first dose of the total population reached 100 percent, while the percentage of recipients of two vaccine doses was 94.75 percent of the total approved population census.
Vaccines are effective and safe
She stressed that “Covid-19” vaccines are considered safe and effective in preventing infection with the disease and are very effective in preventing severe symptoms, hospitalization, intensive care, and death, and vaccination is the best way to slow the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes Covid-19.
She stated that it was recently announced that the Pfizer-Biontech vaccine would be available for children aged 5 to 11 years, as vaccination is available in health centers approved by health authorities.
She stressed that the vaccination of the Pfizer-Biontech vaccine for children is licensed for emergency use by the US Food and Drug Administration and the relevant global and local organizations, according to the regulations and systems in force.
She explained that there is no significant difference in the ingredients for the different Pfizer Bionic vaccines, but the Pfizer Bionic vaccine for children between the ages of 5 and 11 years contains a lower dose compared to the vaccine used for the older groups. A booster dose is not recommended for them.
She said, “Scientific studies by the global advisory committees on the safety of Covid-19 vaccines, including the Pfizer-Biontech vaccine for children, indicate that they have clear benefits in all age groups to reduce the spread of the disease and reduce severe complications of the disease, hospital admissions and deaths caused by Covid- 19”.
Dr. Farida Al Hosani, the official spokesman for the health sector in the UAE, added: “Societal awareness is the cornerstone in facing the repercussions of the crisis, and we stress the social responsibility and the pivotal role that community members play to preserve the gains achieved by the state during the crisis, and move forward for sustainable recovery.”
She stated that taking the vaccine does not dispense with adherence to preventive and precautionary measures, such as wearing masks, sterilization, maintaining physical distance, and following other approved protocols for control and control.
She added, “We call upon members of society to cooperate and adhere to preventive measures to confront Covid-19 by committing to wearing masks, staying away from crowded places, and permanent sterilization. and his protection.”
Since the beginning of the pandemic, the UAE has presented a pioneering model in flexible and professional handling of crisis management
On the other hand, he confirmed Dr. Saif Al Dhaheri Since the beginning of the pandemic, the UAE has presented a pioneering model in flexible and professional handling of crisis management as a result of cooperation between national agencies and the relevant sectors to highlight the readiness and readiness to face various emergencies and crises, and the state sectors continue to work day and night in order to preserve human health, which is the real wealth for the renaissance of society.
He said that the concerned sectors in the country are working to monitor and evaluate indicators of the epidemiological situation on a continuous basis to develop the necessary plans and procedures to ensure the health and safety of society.
He pointed out that it was recently observed a decrease in the indicators of the epidemiological situation of the “Covid-19” virus in the country compared to vaccination rates and high support doses, which have become among the highest levels in the world.
He stressed that the remarkable commitment of members of society and their effective contribution to the application of precautionary and preventive measures, helped the continuous decrease in the number of injuries recorded in the country, with a clear decrease in the rates of admission of Covid-19 patients to hospitals.
Dr. Saif Al Dhaheri, the official spokesman for the National Emergency, Crisis and Disaster Management Authority in the UAE, said: “According to the decrease in the indicators of the epidemiological situation of the Covid-19 virus in the country, and in order to enhance the capabilities and measures necessary for recovery, and out of concern for the sustainability of the strategic balance between the various sectors, and in support of the continuation of activities We announce today that it has been decided to cancel restrictions on absorptive capacity, gradually, on all activities and events in the UAE in various economic, tourist and entertainment facilities, shopping centers and means of transportation, to reach their maximum by mid-February.
He added, “It was also decided to raise the maximum capacity for social events represented by weddings and funerals, and determining the numbers and percentages for them is left to the local level in each emirate.”
He pointed out that with regard to mosques and places of worship, it was decided to reduce the safe distance between worshipers to a distance of one meter, monitor the epidemiological situation for a month, and put appropriate precautionary measures in accordance with the observed indicators in terms of maintaining or canceling the safe distance between worshipers.
He stressed the necessity of adhering to the green traffic system on the implementation of the fort, and that the committees and teams of emergency, crisis and disaster management in each emirate take responsibility for determining the capacity in the emirate, easing and tightening procedures as they see fit, and adjusting the capacity according to data and indicators.
Dr. Saif Al Dhaheri also confirmed that the concerned authorities are continuing to monitor and periodically review and ensure that all preventive measures are applied such as wearing a mask, ensuring the achievement of a safe physical distance, and controlling the violating authorities and individuals.
And he indicated that the periodic evaluation of decisions and procedures has an important and effective role to ensure that they keep pace with the situation, and to come up with recommendations and supportive measures in a timely manner with cooperation to provide information to members of society with transparency and provide them with updates on a periodic and proactive basis.
He stressed that all parties, in cooperation with the health sector, have been keen, since the beginning of the pandemic, to proactively activate the plan for preparedness and preparedness for epidemics, focusing on key data that include the rehabilitation of response and monitoring teams and ensuring the sustainability of infrastructure.