COVID-19: Updates from UAE government media briefing

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As many as 826,301 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in the UAE so far, covering around 8 per cent of the country's population.

Dr. Farida Al Hosani, the official spokesperson for the UAE's health sector revealed the details during a media briefing on Tuesday.

She said the government is aiming to tackle the recent increase in the number of COVID-19 cases by focusing on vaccinations for the largest possible percentage of society.

Authorities are hoping to cover more than 50 per cent of the country's population during the first quarter of 2021.

Dr. Farida added that taking the vaccine is optional and the number of doses is two, with a gap of three to four weeks between doses.

In the next stage, the government also plans to control the rising number of cases by reviewing the precautionary measures applied in establishments and institutions and ensuring everyone's commitment to the preventive measures.

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