The UAE is pushing ahead with efforts to potentially develop two types of Covid-19 vaccine, AbdulRahman Al Owais, Minister of Health and Prevention said.
The vaccines are being tested with more than 15,000 volunteers participating, he said.
“We are in the third stage of the study and clinical trials, and all conditions and requirements for the safety of volunteer participants will be fulfilled,” Mr. Al Owais said on Monday night.
If either vaccine is confirmed to be safe and effective, it will move to the manufacturing phase.
The country has also carried out 4.18 million tests so far, helping to control the spread of the virus, a government spokeswoman said on Monday night.
A further 344 cases of the coronavirus were detected in the UAE after 34,478 tests were conducted for the virus, Dr. Amna Al Shamsi said.
The UAE has also developed an online database offering credible information on Covid-19, according to an official from the Federal Competitiveness and Statistics Authority.
The website will include the latest data on the number of cases in the country, graphs, and interactive maps that will allow users to identify the nearest health center.
The information on the platform will be updated by the Authority, the Ministry of Health and Prevention, and the National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority.