Coronavirus: Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum receives vaccine

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Dubai's ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum received a coronavirus vaccine on Tuesday, according to a post by the sheikh on Twitter.

"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," said the sheikh.

Sheikh Mohammed is also Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates.

Read more: Coronavirus: UAE FM latest official to receive COVID-19 vaccine

Sinopharm vaccine in the UAE

The UAE has conducted Phase III trials for a vaccine by the Chinese drugmaker Sinopharm.

Earlier this month, the government issued emergency approval for the use of the vaccine for front line workers helping treat coronavirus patients.

So far, dozens of officials have been vaccinated, including the Minister of Health.

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