Covid vaccines prevented 20 million deaths in first year, study finds

Vaccines from companies including Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca have slashed hospitalisations and deaths, with more than 12 billion doses administered across the planet

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Insight: How immunisation plays a key role in disease prevention

The CDC estimates 21 million hospitalisations and 732,000 deaths will be avoided among children born over a 20-year period because of vaccines

Emirates SkyCargo transports over 1 billion doses of Covid-19 vaccines during 18 months

Close to two-thirds of the one billion doses were transported to developing countries

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Covid-19: Fourth dose of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine now available in Abu Dhabi

It is mandatory for six months to have passed since receiving the last dose of the vaccine, except in the case of high-risk individuals who can receive the booster after three months

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Saudi mandates Covid-19 booster shot for citizens travelling abroad

The directive will be put into effect from 1am on February 9, 2022

Gold steady as investors weigh policy outlook, Omicron risks

Gold is holding above $1,800 an ounce after dropping for the first time in three years in 2021

Mubadala, G42 to set up biopharma manufacturing campus in Abu Dhabi

The facility will focus on vaccine and therapeutic products to “strengthen regional supply chains”

No vaccines, tests needed for millions visiting Dubai’s Expo

The exhibition is using robots and wearable technology to assist with visitor-facing interactions including ticketing and queuing

UAE: Covid-19 infections decrease 62% in Aug 2021 compared to Jan – official

Infections in January totalled 95,787, while 36,516 cases were reported in August

Abu Dhabi announces new directive on booster shots for vaccinated individuals

Vaccinated individuals who received their second dose of Sinopharm vaccine more than six months ago must receive a booster dose

Oman to open land borders from September 1

The sultanate also decided to lift the entry ban on arrivals from all countries starting September 1

SEHA offers Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine across all centres in UAE

Prior booking for receiving the jab is required through the SEHA app

Covid passports ‘inevitable’, says Dubai Airports chief

Covid passports are the only way to restart mass international travel, he said

How has the pandemic impacted the MENA’s logistics sector?

It seems inevitable that supply chains will be different not only in the short term but well into the foreseeable future

Emirates, Dubai Health Authority implement digital verification of Covid-19 records for UAE-based travellers

Emirates will only process relevant information related to the Covid-19 entry requirements of the customer’s destination

Qatar seeks Covid-19 vaccinations for all World Cup visitors

Qatar is spending hundreds of billions of dollars on infrastructure construction ahead of the FIFA event

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UAE’s Julphar to start producing Covid-19 vaccines in April 2021

Julphar has inked a deal with G42 Medications Trading

Vaccines will not keep people safe; basic health measures remain ‘foundation’ of response – WHO

For individuals, health measures mean avoiding crowds, physical distancing, hand hygiene, masks and ventilation

Brent oil extends advance toward $60 on tightening global market

Futures in London rose 0.9 per cent after capping a third weekly gain

Covid-19: Cinemas ordered to close in Abu Dhabi

The UAE has reported more than 320,120 Covid-19 infections so far, with the death toll crossing 900

Covid-19 update: UAE reports 3,591 new cases; nearly 2.5m vaccine shots administered

The death toll in the UAE has risen to 798

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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

Covid-19: UAE reports 2,404 infections; 80,683 vaccines administered in last 24 hours

The case count in the country has now risen to 232,982

Outlook 2021: UAE’s economic recovery in 2021

The economic consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic have been severe for all countries around the world

Airlines face ‘mission of the century’ in shipping vaccines

UN humanitarian relief agency UNICEF has been recruiting airlines into its vast effort to distribute the vaccine to more than 170 countries

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Saudi to offer Covid-19 vaccine for free to citizens and residents

The ministry aims to cover 70 per cent of the country’s population – that has not yet contracted Covid-19 – by the end of 2021

Parabellum Investments, German firm Syntegon partner to tackle counterfeit drugs

The partnership combines the strength of Advanco’s leading site manager system (ARC) with Syntegon’s machines for packaging pharmaceutical products and drugs