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UAE approves Russian vaccine Sputnik for emergency use

This marks the third vaccine approved for use in the country

Covid-19 vaccine delivery: Logistics companies face mammoth task

Gulf Business talks to Jack Muhs, regional president of FedEx Express Middle East, Indian Subcontinent and Africa, about the challenges of delivering Covid-19 vaccines around the world

Second phase of Dubai’s Pfizer vaccination campaign might begin earlier than April

The first phase, which targets those in the priority categories, is slated to end in March

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Dubai will end Covid-19 vaccination campaign by December 2021, says taking jab is not compulsory

The authorities in Dubai aim to vaccinate 70 per cent of its resident population

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Saudi Arabia acknowledges delays in receiving Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine

Earlier this week, the country approved vaccines made by AstraZeneca and Moderna for use in the kingdom

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Dubai suspends non-urgent elective surgeries for one month

DHA says the directive is to allow health facilities manage Covid-19 cases

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Drive-through Covid-19 vaccine centres to be introduced across the UAE

These centres will be operated by Abu Dhabi Healthcare Services (SEHA) and will increase the total number of locations for Covid-19 vaccines to 218

Covid-19 update: UAE reports highest daily rise in infections

The case count in the UAE has crossed 263,000

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UAE’s frontline workers eligible for upgraded medical insurance

Eligible professionals enrolled in the Frontline Heroes Office registry will enjoy expanded coverage, with benefits similar to Daman’s “Enhanced Sahtak”

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UAE administers more than 2 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine

The country aims to vaccinate more than 50 per cent of its population during the first quarter of this year

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Dubai responds to “party haven amid pandemic” media report

The state-run Dubai Media Office issued a clarification on Tuesday, January 19

Dubai’s DHA ceases PCR testing at select centres; nationwide Covid-19 cases cross 260,000

The UAE announced 3,491 new cases on January 19

Emirates

UAE’s Emirates, Etihad to roll out IATA’s Travel Pass for Covid-19 test results and vaccination certificates

IATA Travel Pass app enables passengers to create a ‘digital passport’ to share Covid-19 test and vaccination certificates with authorities and airlines

Abu Dhabi

Covid-19 PCR tests mandatory for those visiting inpatients at medical facilities in Abu Dhabi

However, those who have been vaccinated already do not need to undergo a PCR test prior to their visit

Dubai’s Emirates rolls out vaccination programme for its staff

The company will offer the Pfizer-BioNTech and Sinopharm vaccines to employees based in the UAE

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UAE federal government employees to undergo Covid-19 PCR test every 7 days

Previously, they were required to get tested every 14 days

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Abu Dhabi expands ‘green list’ of countries that do not require quarantine

Bahrain is the latest to be added to the list, which also includes other Gulf countries

Sharjah

Sharjah: Staff at private educational institutions must pay for mandatory PCR test every 14 days

An exception will be made for those employees who have received both the doses of the vaccine, or those who have a medical condition that exempts them from taking the jab

One Central Covid-19 Vaccination Centre in Dubai World Trade Centre

Covid-19 vaccination centre opens in Dubai World Trade Centre; minimum age for jab reduced to 16

The total number of vaccination centres in Dubai has reached 120

Covid-19 update: UAE reports 3,453 cases; total infections cross 250,000

The death toll in the UAE has risen to 745

Philippines

Covid-19: Philippines consulate in Dubai closed for two days

All those who availed of consular services on Sunday, January 17, have been advised to get tested for Covid-19

Dubai bets on speedy vaccine rollout to keep Expo 2020 on track

The Expo is meant to be one of the biggest events globally this year and generate billions of dollars for the government

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Emirates to indefinitely suspend flights between Dubai and Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane

The airline said the decision was made due to “operational reasons”

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Abu Dhabi changes Covid-19 testing rules for those entering from within the country

A negative PCR or DPI test result not older than 48 hours is required to enter Abu Dhabi

Power Letters 2021: Dr. Azad Moopen, founder chairman and MD, Aster DM Healthcare

Aster adopted proactive measures which helped tide over the problems fairly smoothly

Covid-19: UAE reports 3,382 cases, highest daily rise in infections

The death toll in the UAE has risen to 726

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Covid-19: Saudi Arabia issues travel advisory to 12 countries – reports

The advisory comes against the background of the new strain of Covid-19 which is believed to be more contagious

Covid-19: UAE reports highest daily rise in infections

The case count across the country has now risen to 239,587

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SEHA opens new Covid-19 vaccination centres in Dubai and Abu Dhabi

The three new centres will be able to administer an additional 9,000 jabs daily

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Covid-19: UAE reports highest daily rise in infections; over 1.2 million vaccine doses administered

The death toll in the UAE has risen to 717