COVID-19: UAE prime minister takes trial vaccine injection

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The Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, on Tuesday, disclosed that he submitted himself for the COVID-19 trial vaccine produced by the UAE medical teams.

The PM disclosed this on his verified Twitter handle where he was shown being injected with the vaccine by a health worker.

He, however, did not state whether or not the vaccine has been endorsed by the World Health Organisation. He also did not reveal his COVID-19 status.

The PM wrote, “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.”

The need for a vaccine has become more urgent globally especially in the wake of a new wave of the pandemic.

More European countries including France, England, Germany, Spain, amongst others, have also imposed different curbs to reduce the rate of new infections.

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