President of the Supreme Council of Health (SCH) and Head of the National Taskforce for Combating Coronavirus (COVID-19) Lt. General Dr. Shaikh Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Khalifa has underscored the importance of positive participation of citizens and residents in the third phase of the experiments on coronavirus vaccine which is being overseen by the national medical team in cooperation with the competent parties to combat the pandemic according to the highest standards.

During participation in the clinical trials, he pointed out the big stride made in this regard with more than 4000 volunteers undergoing the vaccine test so far. He commended the sense of patriotism and responsibility shown by all in these exceptional and distinctive circumstances. He stressed that participation in the clinical trials is an active contribution to the efforts to get rid of the pandemic.

Lt. General Dr. Shaikh Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Khalifa praised participation of all social components in the experiments, stressing that the vaccine is safe and the accompanying symptoms, should they exist, are among the recognised ones.

Participation of the SCH President and Head of the national medical taskforce in the clinical trials of COVID-19 vaccine, under the theme “Volunteering for Humanity”, is part of the national efforts to combat the virus and curtail its spread by boosting all preemptive procedures to protect the health and safety of all.

Within the same context, Lt. General Dr. Shaikh Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Khalifa underlined the importance of donating blood plasma by those who have recovered from the disease after pronouncing it as one of the methods used to treat existing cases with severe symptoms or are under intensive care.

He paid tribute to those who took the initiative to donate blood plasma under the supervision of the national medical team after fully recovering from coronavirus. He expressed hope active participation in combating the virus will continue to save people’s life.