Dubai, United Arab Emirates: The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) notifies that a total of 34,499 doses of the WHO-approved COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in the middle east country on Saturday, February 12, 2022.
With this, the total statics of the COVID-19 vaccines administered in the UAE rises to more than 23.8 million, as per the data shared by the Ministry of Health. This counts whole the rate of doses to 241.40 doses per 100 people.
In addition, the UAE will start operating the cinema halls with maximum capacity under proper COVID-19 protocols put in place from February 15, 2022. The announcement was made by the Media Regulatory Office of the Ministry of Culture and Youth today. The decision has been issued by the National Emergency Crisis and Disasters Management Authority (NCEMA).
The authority is responsible for specific each emirate, about how they can modify cinema capacity, ease or make stringent procedures as they deem fit.
The Executive Director of the Media Regulatory Office, Dr Rashid Khalfan Al Nuaimi, stated, “Since the COVID-19 pandemic emerged, UAE has handled the crisis very professionally. The decision to raise capacity in cinemas follows the success of the efforts of the UAE government agencies in combating the spread of Covid-19.”
Adding to the above statement, he further underscored, “The strict precautionary measures imposed by the agencies and the community’s adherence to those have reduced the spread of the virus and ensured the health and safety for all.”
Apart from this, Dr Al Nuaimi appealed to the general public to strictly abide by the COVID-19 health protocols and containment measures put in place to ensure their safety. These measures include: maintaining a notified physical distance, wearing masks, restrictions on large gatherings and others.