The news was announced via the NCEMA official Twitter account…

The National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority (NCEMA) has just issued a series of tweets from its official Twitter account in light of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The announcements were made on April 20, 2021 late in the evening.

The NCEMA stated that ‘the UAE presented an exceptional model in managing the pandemic, where various entities joined forces to provide the highest levels of health care for all.

The authority urged that it is ‘necessary and important that all groups, above the age of 16, eligible for vaccination must get vaccinated in order to reach full recovery and protect society from the mutated virus and prevent serious complications.’ 

The health sector’s focus in the coming period will be vaccinating everyone and achieving acquired immunity.

The NCEMA added that ‘delaying or refraining from taking the vaccine will pose a threat to the safety of society and put all groups, especially those most vulnerable to infection, as it poses a major challenge to the national efforts to recover.’ 

The authority added that strict measures are being considered to restrict the movement of unvaccinated individuals and to implement preventive measures such as restricting entry to some places and having access to some services, to ensure the health and safety of everyone.

It was recommended by the authority that those with medical conditions are to see specialist doctors at approved medical clinics to determine whether vaccination is possible.

The NCEMA urged the public to learn about the vaccine from official sources and concerned authorities.

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The authority added that we all have a role in preserving its health and safety and supporting all national efforts to move towards recovery and to return to normal life and regular activities.

The NCEMA stated that ‘all groups of society are about to receive the Covid-19 vaccine and people of determination have priority.’

It was stressed that those vaccinated will still have to adhere to the precautionary measures during Ramadan and Eid Al Fitr. 

The authority stated at the moment, the national vaccination campaign successfully provided the first dose of the vaccine to 5,081,853 people and the second dose to 3,836,521 people – a total of 65.54 per cent of the eligible groups.

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