UAE government approves emergency use of COVID vaccine for frontline workers!
Galatta | Sep 15, 2020, 05:05 pm
With the COVID-19 Novel Corona Virus still raging unabated, the frontline warriors are becoming more and more exposed to the deadly virus as the number of new cases are only increasing with each passing day! In a bid to provide more safety to these frontline COVID workers and in the aftermath of a sudden surge in cases in the past few days, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) government has approved the emergency use of COVID vaccine for the frontline workers! A series of Twitter posts from the National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority (NCEMA) of the UAE, announced the granting of permission for emergency use of a COVID-19 vaccine!
The vaccine candidate developed by the Chinese state-owned pharma company Sinopham, is the one that has been approved for use by the UAE government. This vaccine is still under the human trials phase, however it has been approved for the frontline workers, as they are at a high risk of being exposed to the Virus. These frontline workers are the first line of defence against the deadly workers and protecting them from any danger they are exposed to, due to their nature of work is the main concern of the UAE, for approving the emergency use of the vaccine.
There was a sudden spike in COVID cases in the UAE on Sunday, prompting the government to come about with this emergency approval. So far, UAE has recorded 80,266 COVID cases of which 69,981 cases have recovered and 399 people have lost their lives to it. Currently, there are 9,800 active cases of the Corona Virus in the UAE. The Sinopham vaccine was approved for trials in late June and has successfully completed the Phase I & Phase II trials, with 100% success. Over 31,000 people are said to have volunteered for the Sinopham COVID vaccine candidate's trials, so far. Stay tuned for updates...