Covid-19 vaccine trial participants in the UAE are also exempt from taking a PCR test to enter Abu Dhabi.
25 November 2020| Last updated on 25 November 2020
Over 31,000 have volunteered to take part in the UAE's Covid-19 vaccine trials.
Abu Dhabi’s Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Committee for the Covid-19 pandemic has approved special exemptions for participants in the Phase III clinical trials of the Covid-19 vaccine or the National Vaccination Programme for emergency use.
According to state news agency WAM, these special measures apply to volunteers immediately after their first dose of the vaccine trial.
After travelling abroad, they are exempt from taking two weeks of self-quarantine, but must undergo a PCR test before travelling and upon returning to the country. They are exempt from PCR tests on the 4th and 8th days after entry into the emirate.
Trial participants are identified by a gold star / letter E in the Al Hosn app and are not required to take a PCR or DPI test to enter Abu Dhabi from within the UAE.
The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHaP) announced 1,297 new local cases of Covid-19, taking the total number of cases in the country to 162,662.
Authorities also announced 783 new recoveries, taking the total number of recoveries in the country to 151,044.
Four more patients died, taking the death toll to 563.
There are over 11,000 active cases of Covid-19 in the UAE.