COVID-19: UAE Prime Minister injected with trial vaccine
Prime Minister and Vice-President of the United Arab Emirates and ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid
al-Maktoum receives the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine candidate, in Dubai
Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum said Tuesday he had received an
experimental coronavirus vaccine, becoming the latest United Arab Emirates official to take part in the trials.
Two vaccines are undergoing third-phase trials in the UAE, one produced by Chinese drug giant Sinopharm,
and Russia’s Sputnik-V, named after the Soviet-era satellite.
“While receiving the Covid-19 vaccine today. We wish everyone safety and great health,
and we are proud of our teams who have worked relentlessly to make the vaccine available in the UAE.
The future will always be better in the UAE,” Sheikh Mohammed captioned a photograph of himself
he posted on Twitter with his sleeve rolled up, as a healthcare worker in full protective equipment
administered the injection.