Abu Dhabi: All economic, cultural, tourism and entertainment and other activities in Abu Dhabi set to resume within 2 weeks. The Emergency Crisis and Disasters Committee for the COVID-19 pandemic confirmed the news on Wednesday. In this case the Emirate had achieved its goal of lowering the rate of cases, the media office said in a tweet.
The Committee of Abu dhabi announced through the Media Office. The resumption of activities follows success of precautionary measures against COVID-19, and further maintenance of a low rate of confirmed cases.
The committee reaffirmed its commitment to continue the efforts made to contain the spread of the Covid-19 virus. “Including active tracing and testing programmes, and the humanitarian efforts that are supporting social stability”.
After start of COVID-19 outbreak in March 2019, Abu Dhabi Committee applied strict bans on activities. That involved gatherings of people and places which gathers people Since September onwards.
Also the safety measures like strict controls in place including social distancing, mask wearing. Limited number of activities permitted.
UAE approves vaccine
The announcement came on the same day, that the UAE announced it had approved chinese vaccine because it is safe to use.
The UAE officially registered the Sinopharm vaccine on Wednesday after trials suggested it had an 86 percent of the success rate against COVID-19.
The ministry of UAE said it had gone through Sinopharm’s interim analysis of the trials. Which showed that the vaccine had 86 percent efficiency against COVID-19 infection. Results also showed it had a 99% “seroconversion rate of neutralizing antibody” ,100% effective in preventing moderate cases of disease. It also showed no serious safety concerns.
“The announcement is a significant vote of confidence by the United Arab Emirates’s health authorities in the safety and efficacy of this vaccine”. Said the official Emirates News Agency (WAM).