Dubai to Offer COVID-19 Shots to Country Representatives at Expo 2020

SourceAsharq AL-awsat
SectorHealthcare
CountryUAE

In this Oct. 8, 2019 file photo, Associated Press journalists visit the Sustainability Pavilion at the under construction site of the Expo 2020 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (AP) Dubai will offer COVID-19 vaccines to official representatives of countries participating in Expo 2020 Dubai, due to be held from October this year to March 2022, the emirate's crown prince said on Wednesday. Dubai is relying on the global fair, which had been postponed for a year due to the coronavirus pandemic, to give its economy a boost. Crown Prince Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed al-Maktoum, chairing a meeting of the Dubai Executive Council, directed that vaccines be provided to all official representatives of participating countries "to guarantee a comprehensive, safe and unforgettable experience", Dubai Media Office said. "Expo 2020 Dubai will be the world's gateway of hope for life returning to normal," he said. "In October, Dubai and the United Arab Emirates will open their arms to the whole world for new horizons...read more...