MP Ahmed Al-Hamad praised the decision of the Health Ministry to ban the entry of expatriates who have not been vaccinated against covid-19 as this will help prevent the spread of the virus, especially the new variants. However, he criticized the ministry’s decision to use only four brands of vaccine – Astra- Zeneca-Oxford, Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson.
He then urged the ministry to use all the vaccines approved by World Health Organization (WHO) like the Chinese and Russian vaccines. He asked the ministry to allow the entry of expatriates who got vaccinated with any of the vaccines approved by WHO; considering the four brands mentioned above are not available in all countries because they are expensive. He warned that limiting the allowed vaccine to these four brands will negatively affect the return of expatriate workers, especially the domestic workers; indicating this will result in various problems for citizens. -By Saeed Mahmoud Saleh Arab Times Staff
News source: Arabtimes