Frontline workers in the country heaved a sigh of relief after His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, declared that the UAE has overcome the Covid-19 pandemic. The UAE on Wednesday registered 156 new Covid-19 cases – an 18-month low since 150 cases were reported on April 1, 2020.
Dr Nabil Debouni, group medical director, VPS Healthcare, underlined that the country overcame the pandemic through concerted and systemic efforts.
“The authorities followed the best practices and ensured that containment processes were strong at the grassroots level,” he pointed out. “There was a collective effort since the first case was reported in the UAE. The Ministry of Health and Prevention and the NCEMA took charge of the war against Covid-19. All the health regulatory bodies had been creating awareness among the public and passed instructions to healthcare institutions.”