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Sheikh Mohammed Praises UAE’s “Heroic” Efforts in the Fight Against Covid-19

HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashed Al Maktoum

HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai recently praised the UAE’s “heroic” efforts in the fight against coronavirus. Photo: Instagram/@hhshkmohd

HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai praised the UAE’s “heroic” response efforts to the coronavirus pandemic when he recently toured the Covid-19 Command and Control Centre in Dubai. As the country continues its return to a sense of normalcy mirroring pre-coronavirus times, Sheikh Mohammed said the UAE has “succeeded in countering the Covid-19 outbreak and set a commendable example for the world in managing the pandemic” in a statement from the Dubai Media Office.

Highlighting the healthcare and medical professionals who have been tirelessly working alongside the government and on the frontlines of the emirate’s dedicated Covid-19 center to contain the spread of the disease, the Ruler of Dubai credited these inspiring “soldiers” for their “meticulous planning and collaborative spirit” in helping the UAE turn the tide in this ongoing battle. “The heroic efforts of healthcare workers during the Covid-19 crisis are a source of pride and inspiration for all of us,” shared Sheikh Mohammed in the release. “We thank them for their commitment and professionalism and urge them to continue working with the same spirit of dedication until we completely overcome these challenges.”

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Sheikh Mohammed also expressed his pride in the country’s performance in quickly and cohesively conducting medical examinations and research studies, coordinating treatments, ensuring enough hospital capacity, and establishing strict precautionary measures across the board when visiting the Mohammed bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences in Dubai’s newly established Healthcare City. Joined by Deputy Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed, university chancellor Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed, Chairman of Dubai’s Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management Sheikh Mansour bin Mohammed, and Minister of Cabinet Affairs Mohammed Al Gergawi, the group of senior officials were briefed by the head of the Covid-19 command center, Dr. Amer Sharif, on the nationwide protocols in place that have contributed to a steady decline of new daily cases reported in the UAE over the past month as they explored the state-of-the-art campus.

As a country renowned for being the world’s first or having the world’s biggest in a myriad of ways, the UAE is commonly found at the forefront of progress. Sheikh Mohammed called attention to this exceptional determination, recognizing the people for once again rising above hardships to turn this unparalleled crisis into yet an opportunity for success. “We have great confidence in the determination of the people of this nation to [not only] rise to the highest ranks and in their exceptional ability to overcome all difficult situations, but to transform them into new opportunities for success and raise the ceiling of our dreams for the future of our nation.”

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