The proceedings, including the lockdown, are final
Although the number of Kovid cases in the country is on the rise, the Health Minister has said that he does not want to take drastic decisions that will affect the economy. Ahmed Al Sayedi told a news conference of the Supreme Committee. Emphasis is placed on raising awareness about Kovid resistance among the people. People are well aware of how dangerous Kovid is and how to prevent it. Everyone must be careful about ensuring the health and safety of themselves and their community. Only vaccinated people are allowed in public places and workplaces. He said the country would take drastic measures, including lockdowns, only in emergencies. As part of strengthening preventive measures, only those who have been vaccinated with the two-dose vaccine will be allowed to enter workplaces and public places, officials said.
The third dose has not been decided to be mandatory
The Minister said that studies have shown that the third dose is highly effective in combating the new variant of Kovid, Omikron. Studies show that those who take two doses of the vaccine have a 22 percent lower immunity to omicron than those who take the booster dose. But it has not yet been decided to make the third dose mandatory in the country. The booster dose has already been taken by less than one lakh people in the country. Only 4% of the population has already received the booster dose. Therefore, the people should come forward voluntarily, he said. He added that all vaccination centers in the country are now open and can be received free of cost by locals and foreigners alike.
Two and a half lakh people have not been vaccinated yet
He said there were 2.3 lakh people in the country who had not been vaccinated so far. This shows that they do not have any immunity against Kovid. Of those who qualify for the vaccine, four percent have the first dose and 10 percent have the second dose. This shows that the country has not achieved social resistance. More than 60 lakh vaccine doses have already been given in the country. Ninety-six per cent of the natives were given the first dose and 90 per cent the second dose. Ninety percent of expats took the first dose and 83 percent took the second dose. Only 95,271 people took the booster dose.
Hospital cases are likely to increase
The health minister said that in the current scenario, the number of hospital admissions in the country is expected to increase significantly if the Kovid Pandemic rises. The increase in the number of patients will put pressure on the health institutions in the country. There will be a return to the situation that occurred in the second quarter of this year. For next year to be better, everyone must be prepared to take strong precautionary measures and protect our health sector. Kovid’s death comes 49 days after he died in the country yesterday. The person who did not get the vaccine succumbed to death. “This shows the importance of getting everyone vaccinated,” he said.