The UAE has announced its considering ‘vaccine passports’ which will restrict the movement of unvaccinated people across the country.
The official wording from the UAE was: “Strict measures are being considered to restrict the movement of unvaccinated individuals and to implement preventive measures such as restricting entry to some places and having access to some services, to ensure the health and safety of everyone.”
The news was announced by the National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority (NCEMA) via Twitter.
The agency also urged citizens and residents above the age of 16 to get vaccinated as soon as possible.
The NCEMA also addressed those with medical concerns over receiving the vaccination. People with medical conditions are urged to see a specialist doctor.
The UAE has had a very successful vaccine roll out.
To date, nearly 10 million people have been vaccinated. This translates into 65 per cent of people in the UAE have had the vaccine, including over 74 per cent of the country’s elderly population.
Vaccine passports are already being trialed with Emirates and Etihad. You need to have proof of your vaccination or a recent negative Covid-19 test result.
Children in Dubai under three years old told to wear face masks
A leading UAE health official has said children under three years old should wear face shields and masks to protect them from Covid-19.
The comments came from Dr Farida Al Hosani who is the official spokesperson for the UAE’s health sector.
She said that children over three should wear face masks and parents should avoid taking them to crowded areas, including playgrounds.
Al Hosani also recommended that children under three years old wear face shields.
The comments came during a virtual discussion between the UAE Ministry of Justice and the Abu Dhabi Public Health Centre (ADPHC).