Seven out of 10 UAE residents think opening live events only to vaccinated people will help curb Covid-19, according to a new survey.
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11 June 2021, 12:00 AM
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According to a YouGov survey, vaccinated residents are most comfortable visiting outdoor public places, but less relaxed about attending concerts and wedding events. The data was collected between May 26 and June 2.
The UAE had recently announced that events in the country are open only to vaccinated residents. Additionally, spectators are required to comply by all Covid safety measures, including wearing a mask at all times and maintaining a safe social distance.
Among the surveyed respondents, three in five claimed they were fully vaccinated. One in seven (14 per cent) had started the process, while one in five (19 per cent) intend to take the shots soon. The rest are either unwilling or unsure about getting vaccinated (7 per cent).
Of those who have not taken the jab, 65 per cent said they are likely to take it following the new mandate.
Most residents are confident of taking domestic trips (62 per cent) or attending sporting events (51 per cent). In contrast, people are less comfortable with international travel (49 per cent), wedding events (44 per cent) or live concerts (43 per cent).