With a widespread outbreak of Corona in the UAE … Dubai suspends recreational activities and postpones unnecessary surgeries


Today, Thursday, the authorities of the Emirate of Dubai announced the suspension of the issuance of entertainment permits temporarily, to cope with the high number of infections with the Coronavirus, while media reported that the UAE Ministry of Health had approved the emergency use of the Russian “Sputnik-V” vaccine.

The Dubai Government Media Office said in a tweet that during the past three weeks, Dubai Tourism issued more than 200 violations for non-compliance with the precautionary measures, and closed about 20 facilities.

Several hotels in the emirate confirmed to Agence France-Presse that they will continue to serve customers, but indicated that it is no longer permitted to carry out entertainment activities, such as shows or the presence of DJs.

In the same context, the Dubai Health Authority announced today that all hospitals have been instructed to suspend all elective surgeries until February 19.

Also, in the UAE, the authorities announced today, Thursday, that they have approved the emergency use of the Russian vaccine, “Sputnik-V”, which is the third approved vaccine.

The Emirates News Agency stated that the decision comes “as part of the UAE’s comprehensive and integrated efforts to ensure increased levels of epidemic prevention, and to provide all necessary tools to ensure the health of citizens and residents” in the country.

The Russian Direct Investment Fund said that 1,000 volunteers in Abu Dhabi have so far received the first dose of the vaccine as part of the trials.

The Russian vaccine developers had said that they had concluded that the dose was 91.4% effective in providing protection.

The UAE allows the population to obtain the vaccine developed by the Chinese National Pharmaceutical Industries Group “Sinopharm”, and Dubai also feeds its residents. With the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.

The UAE has witnessed a significant increase in the number of Coronavirus infections since the beginning of the new year, with more than 3 thousand cases recorded daily, and this Gulf country has so far counted more than 263 thousand cases of the virus, and 762 deaths.


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