#Vaccination

Things are looking better after two years – Emirates CEO

‘We are in a world in which we have to change all the time’ – Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed

Sinopharm, Johnson & Johnson, Sputnik vaccines weaker against omicron – study

The new variant, which infects 70 times faster than the deadly delta, spread to some 77 countries in less than one month of being first detected

Covid-19: Bahrain to move to ‘yellow alert level’ over omicron concerns

The new alert level will be in place from Sunday, December 19, 2021, until Monday, January 31, 2022

Pfizer stops 70% omicron hospitalisations, finds South Africa study

The protection is maintained across age groups and in the face of a range of chronic illnesses

Kuwait opens Covid-19 vaccine registration for children aged 5-11

After registering online on the health ministry’s website, legal guardians of the children will receive a text message on the date, time and place of vaccination

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Saudi Arabia: Umrah, visit to two holy mosques restricted to fully vaccinated individuals

The directive is effective October 10 onwards

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Saudi announces further easing of restrictions for certain travellers

Travellers from select categories, who were previously required to spend 14 days outside certain countries before entering the kingdom, can now enter directly

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Saudi to soon start providing Covid-19 vaccine booster shots to those aged 60 and above

The kingdom has so far administered more than 41 million vaccine doses across the country

UK to approves UAE vaccination certificates from October 4

The UK’s Secretary of Transport Grant Shapps took to Twitter to announce the directive

Saudi’s GACA instructs airlines to verify vaccination status of residents pre-departure

The authority warned that those found violating the procedures will face legal action

Abu Dhabi: Sinopharm booster dose needed by Sept 20 for some to retain green pass

The deadline for a booster shot ends on Monday for those who received the second dose of the Sinopharm vaccine more than six months ago

Saudi approves Moderna vaccine for 12-17 age group

Saudi’s education ministry has said that students over the age of 12 will require to be vaccinated to be admitted back to school

Dubai increases capacity at hotels, restaurants and cinemas, eases timings for events

Restaurants, cafes, clubs and bars are also now permitted to operate at 80 per cent capacity

Abu Dhabi updates protocol for home quarantine and those arriving from abroad

Those who are vaccinated and have come in contact with a Covid-19 positive case will need to quarantine for seven days and take a PCR test on day 6

Saudi says children under 12 exempt from vaccination requirement for outdoor events

Children will need to be accompanied by fully vaccinated adults and must not show any influenza-like symptoms

Dubai’s DHA expands home vaccination drive offering Pfizer to more categories

The categories eligible for the service include people of determination, Emiratis aged 50 and above and Dubai residents who are 60 and older

Kuwait: Fully vaccinated expats can return from Aug 1, need to undergo home quarantine

Kuwait residents with valid iqamas can return to the country provided they have received one of four approved vaccines

Kuwait removes most Covid-19 restrictions, resumes all commercial activities

Large gatherings continue to be banned, and those not vaccinated will have restricted entry in certain areas

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Covid-19: UAE reports 1,541 new cases, four deaths

Over 68.4 per cent of the UAE’s population is now fully vaccinated

Covid-19: Saudi citizens will need to be fully vaccinated to travel outside the country from Aug 9

The only exemptions include children aged under 12 and those who have recovered from Covid-19 less than six months prior to the date of travel

Abu Dhabi’s SEHA opens new Covid-19 drive-through centre offering vaccination, testing services

The centre has the capacity for 200 vaccinations and 1,000 nasal swabs and laser tests per day

Saudi Arabia’s vaccination rate spikes as deadline approaches

From August 1, vaccination will be required to enter government or private entities, educational facilities, malls and any entertainment or sporting activity

Qatar reopens to fully vaccinated international travellers with no quarantine

The decision will only cover travellers inoculated by vaccines approved by Qatar

Covid-19: UAE reports 1,518 new cases, six deaths

The new cases were detected after 280,747 additional Covid-19 tests were conducted over the past 24 hours

UAE passes Seychelles to become most vaccinated nation

The country has so far administered 15.5 million doses

Dubai: Enrolment across private schools up 3.9% since September 2020 – KHDA

A total of 10 new schools will open in the 2021/22 academic year

Only vaccinated individuals now allowed to enter malls, restaurants, gyms and salons in Kuwait

A person will need to show their vaccination status on the My Identity or Immunity mobile application

Abu Dhabi clarifies that free Covid-19 vaccines will not be given to tourists

The emirate stressed that vaccines are only available to those holding expired residency visas or expired entry visas

UAE: Uber to offer free rides to people seeking Covid-19 jab till July 31

Passengers will be able to avail two free Uber rides, up to Dhs60 each, to and from public vaccination centres in Dubai and Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi to welcome back cruise liners from September

Only vaccinated passengers will be allowed to disembark in the emirate