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UAE restricts attendance of events to vaccinated people with negative PCR test results

May 26, 2021
Dr. Farida Al Hosani, the official spokesperson of the UAE Health Sector, said that they have to present a negative result of a PCR test taken within 48 hours, with an E letter showing in their respective Al Hosn applications. — WAM file photo
Dr. Farida Al Hosani, the official spokesperson of the UAE Health Sector, said that they have to present a negative result of a PCR test taken within 48 hours, with an E letter showing in their respective Al Hosn applications. — WAM file photo

ABU DHABI — The United Arab Emirates announced on Tuesday that only people who have received the COVID-19 vaccine and participants in clinical experiments, will be able to attend events and activities held in the country from June 6.

Dr. Farida Al Hosani, the official spokesperson of the UAE Health Sector, said that they have to present a negative result of a PCR test taken within 48 hours, with an E letter showing in their respective Al Hosn applications.

During the UAE government media briefing on the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Al Hosani stated that all precautionary measures must be followed during these events, most notably wearing face masks and social distancing guidelines, adding that these procedures will be enforced on June 6, 2021.

The proactive services provided by the country include COVID-19 vaccinations and facilitating access to vaccines, she said, noting that the vaccine is available across all parts of the UAE, with mobile clinics that provide healthcare services to people living in remote areas.

The UAE has administered over 12 million doses of the vaccine, at a rate of 124.31 doses for per 100 persons, while the number of COVID-19 tests performed has exceeded 49 million, Al Hosany continued. — BNA


May 26, 2021
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