COVID-19: UAE prime minister injected with trial vaccine

UAE prime minister

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates had on Tuesday announced that he was injected with COVID-19 trial vaccine which was reportedly produced by the UAE Medical Teams.

 

@HHShkMohd, shared this via his official Twitter handle with a photo of a health worker who was seen injecting him, reported that the teams worked relentlessly to produce the vaccine and make it available.

 

“He, however did not disclosed if the vaccine has been endorsed by the World Health Organisation. He also did not reveal his COVID-19 status.

 

He said “While receiving the COVID-19 vaccine today. We wish everyone safety and great health, and we are proud of our teams who have worked relentlessly to make the vaccine available in the UAE. The future will always be better in the UAE.”

In the new wave, awakes a pandemic which creates a need for a vaccine which is needed globally and urgently.

H-Forbes gathered that, Some European countries such as France, England, Germany, Spain and others have all imposed different curbs to curtail the rate of new infections.

 

His Excellency, President Buhari, had last week said the country’s virus has hit an economy to fault and can not afford another round of lockdown.

 

He tweeted, “Looking at the trends in the other countries, we must do all we can to avert a second wave of COVID-19 in Nigeria.

We must make sure that our cases, which have gone down, do not rise again. Our economy is too fragile to bear another round of lockdown.”

 

Meanwhile, the UN organisation that are in charge of global health co-ordination reported that it will prioritise vulnerable groups when a safe vaccine is discovered.

 

“There are currently over 100 COVID-19 vaccine candidates under development, with a number of these in the human trial phase.

 

“WHO is working in collaboration with some scientists, business, and global health organisations through the ACT Accelerator to speed up the pandemic response.

 

“When a safe and effective vaccine is found, COVAX (led by WHO, GAVI and CEPI) will facilitate the equitable access and distribution of these vaccines to protect people in all countries.

 

“People most at risk will be prioritised.” WHO wrote on it’s website.