Kelvin Osa Okunbor and Omolola Afolabi
THE United Arab Emirates (UAE) has listed Nigeria amongst nations to learn from the COVID-19 PCR check requirement for passengers flying into Dubai.
The brand new requirement, in accordance with Emirates Airways, was adjusted just lately to go well with the passengers travelling to the nation.
The brand new rule states that vacationers should current a damaging COVID-19 PCR check certificates that’s legitimate for 96 hours from the date of the check earlier than departure, apart from passengers coming from the UK (UK) and Germany, who’ve the choice to take a COVID-19 PCR check on arrival in Dubai.
Additionally, transiting passengers from the nations will not be required to current a COVID-19 PCR check certificates until it’s mandated by their closing locations.
Underneath this class, UAE residents, the airline mentioned, have the choice to current a damaging COVID-19 PCR check certificates that’s legitimate for 96 hours from the date of the check earlier than departure or take the COVID-19 PCR check on arrival in Dubai.
The nations straight affected by this rule are: Nigeria, Algeria, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belgium, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Iceland, Indonesia, Eire and Italy.
Others are: Japan, Kazakhstan, Kirgizstan, Kuwait, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malaysia, Maldives Islands, Mauritius, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Poland, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, Somalia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States (New York, Washington DC, Boston, Chicago, Seattle).
Equally, below the second association, vacationers should take two COVID-19 PCR exams, one earlier than departure with a validity of 96 hours from the date of the check, and a second check upon arrival in Dubai.
Additionally, a brand new World Well being Organisation (WHO) evaluation has revealed that Africa has developed greater than 120 well being expertise improvements to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic.
The worldwide well being company mentioned Africa accounts for 12.8 per cent of the improvements.
The response areas embrace surveillance, contact tracing, group engagement, therapy, laboratory techniques and an infection, prevention and management.
“In Africa, 57.8 per cent of the applied sciences have been ICT-driven, 25 per cent have been primarily based on 3D printing and 10.9 per cent have been robotics. The ICT-based improvements embrace WhatsApp Chatbots in South Africa, self-diagnostic instruments in Angola, contact-tracing apps in Ghana and cell well being data instruments in Nigeria. The nations with probably the most improvements have been South Africa (13 per cent), Kenya (10 per cent), Nigeria (8 per cent) and Rwanda (6 per cent),” the report mentioned.