The UAE government stressed that COVID-19 mutation is something that is expected and vaccine is the best solution to fight it.
Dr. Farida Al Hosani, spokesperson for the UAE health sector, said new genetic mutations of the components of COVID-19 have been detected in several regions.
“This is to be expected, but it is important to continue efforts to identify any changes in the components or characteristics of the virus through health monitoring and follow-up systems,” said Al Hosani in a weekly COVID-19 briefing.
Al Hosani emphasized the importance of being informed about the mutations and the extent to which they affect the transmission and severity of the disease.
“The vaccine is considered as one of the most important solutions available to reduce the impact of the disease and the severity of its spread,” she said.
The UAE, Al Hosani assured, is ready to address the problem brought about by COVID19.
“The health sector in the UAE has proven its ability to deal with the virus, and the ability to control it. This is done by increasing capabilities and the capacity of hospitals, health centers and laboratories, as well as having a proactive approach in establishing screening centers and field hospitals,” she added. (CC)