UAE reports 88 Covid-19 cases, 135 recoveries, 2 deaths

Over 90.4 million PCR tests have been conducted in the country so far.

The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention on Friday reported 88 cases of the Covid-19 coronavirus, along with 135 recoveries and 2 deaths.

Over 90.4 million PCR tests have been conducted in the country so far.

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With more than half the world still not vaccinated, the Covid-19 virus will likely keep finding people to infect and replicating inside them for several months or years to come. And each time a virus makes a copy of itself, a small mutation could occur. Those changes could help the virus survive, becoming new variants.

But that doesn’t mean the virus will keep evolving in the same way since it emerged in late 2019. When a virus infects a new species, it needs to adapt to the new host to spread more widely, says Andrew Read, a virus expert at Pennsylvania State University.

Meanwhile, Brazil is seeking the UAE’s collaboration in its projects to produce vaccines for the existing and future pandemics and other tropical diseases, a senior Brazilian official told Emirates News Agency (WAM).

“We are going to test the first Brazilian vaccine [against Covid-19] this month that can be [useful] for even future pandemics,” said Marco Pontes, Brazilian Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, who is on a working visit to the UAE.

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