The UAE has been ranked first in the Arab World in the post-COVID economic recovery index published by the Horizon Research Group.
A Filipino returning from Brazil tested positive for the P.1 variant after 752 samples were sequenced at the genome centre, the ministry said in a statement.
Since the beginning of 2021 the UAE already hosted a number of internationally renowned defence, sports and cultural events successfully.
A year ago, India had observed what Prime Minister Narendra Modi called a people’s curfew, marking the start of a chaotic nationwide lockdown in a bid to contain the virus. With 11.6 million cases, India is now the worst-affected country after the United States and Brazil.
"We expect the first 10,000 doses to come on March 25, and 100,000 next month and 200,000 the month after," said Hassan Abbas, an official of AJ Pharma, CanSino's local partner, which will be importing the vaccine.
The United States, Australia, Brazil, Canada, UAE, Saudi Arabia and Oman became the latest countries on Friday to restrict travel from southern Africa, where a new Covid strain labelled a "variant of concern" has been discovered.
Europe's largest economy is battling a fresh surge in coronavirus cases, and recorded 351 fatalities in the past 24 hours, bringing the total death toll to 100,119, according to figures from the Robert Koch Institute.
Health officials in Germany’s Munich city and Australia's state Sydney have confirmed on Sunday that two arrivals (both the countries) from southern Africa over the weekend had tested positive for the Omicron coronavirus variant.
“There is a changing group of the population, which is the category of residents and holders of new work visas, who will be followed up and ensure that they receive doses of the COVID-19 vaccine,” the official explains.
The Omicron coronavirus variant kept spreading around the world on Sunday, with 13 cases found in the Netherlands and two each in Denmark and Australia even as more countries imposed travel restrictions to try to seal themselves off.