UAE’s culture minister becomes latest govt official to receive coronavirus trial vaccine

UAE Minister of Culture and Youth, Noura Al-Kaabi, thanked the nurse for her work. (Instagram)
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Updated 17 October 2020

UAE’s culture minister becomes latest govt official to receive coronavirus trial vaccine

  • Noura Al-Kaabi received her vaccination the day after the foreign minister
  • Social media post shows the minister receiving the injection in her arm

DUBAI: The UAE’s Minister of Culture and Youth, Noura Al-Kaabi, has become the latest official in the country to receive the COVID-19 trial vaccine.

In her latest Instagram post, Al-Kaabi appears to be receiving the jab, with a message praising the nurse who administered the vaccination.

“Thank you Nurse Ozma, from Lahore! She’s been working in the UAE for the past 18 years.”

 

 

She follows the UAE’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al-Nahyan who received the vaccination on Friday and shared the news on his twitter account.

Al-Nahyan later said the vaccine was manufactured by Sinopharm in a tweet.

Last month, UAE issued emergency approval for the COVID-19 vaccine for frontline healthcare workers.

“The vaccine will be available to our first line of defense heroes who are at the highest risk of contracting the virus,” the National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority said.

The vaccine is compatible with the country’s laws, the country’s Minister of Health and Prevention Abdul Rahman Al-Owais, who was also the first to receive a vaccine, said.

Its effective and has resulted in a “strong response” by generated antibodies in trial volunteers, the health minister said.

The UAE has reported 1,538 new coronavirus cases on Saturday, increasing total of infected people since the start of the pandemic to 114,387.


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The Bahraini foreign ministry also said it welcomed the decision, calling it a positive step.