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39,497 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered during past 24 hours: MoHAP

ABU DHABI, 7th December, 2021 (WAM) — The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has announced that 39,497 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine were given in the past 24 hours.

The total number of doses provided up to today stands at 22,012,367 with a rate of vaccine distribution of 222.56 doses per 100 people.

This is in line with the Ministry's plan to provide the COVID-19 vaccine to all members of society and efforts to reach acquired immunity resulting from the vaccination, which will help reduce the number of cases and control the virus.

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Mohammed Al Sharqi chairs meeting of board of trustees of University of Science and Technology of Fujairah

FUJAIRAH, 6th February, 2023 (WAM) — H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, Crown Prince of Fujairah, highlighted the key role of higher education establishments in supporting the national educational sector, noting the directives of H.H. Sheikh Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Fujairah, to improve the quality of the education system.

He made this statement while chairing the regular meeting of the board of trustees of the University of Science and Technology of Fujairah.

The meeting’s participants discussed the university’s strategies and academic programmes for the 2022-2023 year, as well as its planned academic initiatives.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad lauded the efforts of the university’s board and teaching staff to support students and enhance their skills.

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Mohammed bin Rashid receives credentials of new ambassadors to UAE

DUBAI, 6th February, 2023 (WAM) — His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, today received, at Qasr Al Watan in Abu Dhabi, the credentials of 16 new ambassadors to the UAE.

The ambassadors, whose credentials His Highness Sheikh Mohammed received, included Nicolas Niemtchinow, Ambassador of the French Republic; Lorenzo Fanara, Ambassador of the Republic of Italy; Radha Krishna Panday, Ambassador of Canada; Dr. Richard George Kay, Ambassador of New Zealand; Karen Grigorian, Ambassador of the Republic of Armenia to the UAE; Alfonso Ferdinand, Ambassador of the Republic of the Philippines; Vacaba Diaby, Ambassador of the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire; Babacar Matar Ndiaye, Ambassador of the Republic of Senegal; Guy Ibrahim Membourou, Ambassador of the Republic of Gabon; Sorayut Chasombat, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Thailand; Avondale Paul, Ambassador of the Commonwealth of Dominica; Ivan Jordanov, Ambassador of the Republic of Bulgaria; Udaya Indrarathna, Ambassador of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka; Norberto Escalona Carrillo, Ambassador of the Republic of Cuba; Younos Abdul Karim, Ambassador of the Republic of Malawi; and Yin Bon, Ambassador of the Union of Myanmar.

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed said that the UAE Government will provide all the support needed for the newly appointed ambassadors to perform their duties, as part of the country’s commitment to strengthening international cooperation.

His Highness also highlighted the role of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation in enhancing collaboration with all friendly nations.

In turn, the ambassadors conveyed the greetings of their countries’ leaders to the UAE and its people.

The ceremony was attended by H.H. Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior; H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Presidential Court; H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation; Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence; Sheikh Shakhboot bin Nahyan Al Nahyan, Minister of State; and other senior government officials.

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Museum of the Future opens new shop with AI-driven audio

DUBAI, 6th February, 2023 (WAM) — The Museum of the Future has opened a physical store with an AI-driven audio offering limited-edition and exclusive items including replicas from some of its most popular exhibits.

Many of the items are inspired, designed, and made by local designers as well as internationally renowned artists, including Jason Bruges and Ally Powell.

The range includes a miniature version of “The Centre”, a creative piece of artwork inspired by the Al Waha exhibit. It also features an exclusive brass replica of the “Monument to the Pioneers”, a gallery art piece – in the form of the solar system and inspired by the OSS Hope exhibit.

Majed Al Mansoori, Deputy Executive Director of the Museum of the Future said that the stocking a wide range of exclusive, limited-edition products and memorabilia including unique items from local designers, offer everyone the chance to take home a piece of the future.

Around half of the products available are entirely bespoke to the museum, including those inspired by the cursive Arabic script, or Thuluth, that decorates the façade. These special collections celebrate both Arabic calligraphy and the 3D-printing technology used in the museum’s construction. In addition, there is a range of products, such as keychains, magnets, tote bags, coin purses, pouches, scarfs, books, and coffee sets.

Visitors can purchase clothes made from recycled materials, high-quality educational games inspired by the future, and limited-edition creations by local Emirati designers. For younger visitors, gifts for children inspired by the Future Heroes exhibit can also be found at the shop.

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