Published: Mon, February 15, 2021

UAE announces 3,167 new COVID-19 cases

UAE announces 3,167 new COVID-19 cases

The country had set a target to reach care home residents and staff, frontline health and care workers, all those aged 70 or over and the clinically extremely vulnerable.

Health care workers in the high priority level, and in keeping with health ministry guidance. "The second dose of COVID-19 vaccination started from today for those beneficiaries who have completed 28 days after receipt of the first dose".

More than 14 million Britons have received the first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine so far, and uptake stands at around 90 per cent.

MoHAP also announced 13 deaths due to COVID-19 complications, bringing the total number of deaths in the country to 1,014, state news agency WAM reported.

In a separate BBC interview, a member of the WHO's delegation to China said that, while Chinese authorities had not given them all raw data, they had seen a lot of information and discussed analysis of the first cases. Mexico will next vaccinate adults over the age of 60, a group representing 12% of Mexico's 126 million people, between February and April.

Nearly 1.2 million letters were due to have landed on the doorsteps of over-65s and the clinically vulnerable by Saturday asking people to log on to the national booking service, NHS England said.

In a memo sent out to local medical officers of health and hospital CEOs on Sunday, provincial officials said staff and essential caregivers in long-term care homes, high-risk retirement homes and First Nations elder care homes, along with any residents in these settings who have not yet received a first dose, are an "immediate priority" for vaccination. United Kingdom government scientific advisers say the COVID-19 variant now predominant in the country may be up to 70% more deadly than previous variants, underscoring concerns about how mutations may change the characteristics of the disease.

"I hope that COVID-19 will become a treatable disease by the end of the year", he said. "I think that's the biggest key addition", Bogoch said.

Jockeying has already begun between those who want the measures lifted as soon as possible and those who fear moving too fast will lead to a resurgence of the virus. "But expanding the program well beyond them will provide tremendous good". He said details were being finalized to reopen schools in "a responsible way".

"We're going to watch those distribution centres massively scale up as we move from stage one to stage two of the program". But now we only have 20 or so places where people can get the vaccines. Last month, the U.S. announced it would join the COVAX initiative, becoming the final G7 country to do so.

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