WORLD NEWS | Poland’s President Tests Positive For Coronavirus

BUCHAREST | ROMANIA – – Polish President Andrzej Duda has tested positive for coronavirus, an aide said on Saturday, as the country faces a record rise in cases.

‘Ladies and Gentlemen, as recommended President @AndrzejDuda was tested yesterday for the presence of coronavirus. The result turned out to be positive. The president is fine”, Blazei Spychalski, secretary of state in the president’s office, said on Twitter.

While it was unclear when Duda was infected, he had attended an investment forum in Tallinn on Monday where he met with Bulgarian President Rumen Radev who later went into quarantine.

Poland went into  a ‘red zone’ lockdown on Saturday, including the partial closure of primary schools and restaurants.

The move came as the E.U. country of 38 million people saw a new 24-hour record of 13,632 coronavirus cases  on Friday.

Poles have been asked to work remotely if they can and primary schools are partially closed with only grades one to three attending classes.

Secondary school and university students switched distance learning a week ago.

Al seniors over the age of 70 have been asked to stay home.

Restaurants, cafes and pubs are only able to serve take-away meals. Fitness clubs and pools are also closed.

Gatherings are limited to five people, with weddings banned and strict limits on the numbers of people allowed in shops, on public transport and at religious services.

Poland’s national stadium is being transformed into a field hospital for Warsaw and the government is building temportary medical facilities elsewhere, as the surge in coronavirus cases strains healthcare facilities to breaking point.

The government sent text messages on Saturday morning to Poles, urging them to stay home and help elderly people.

Saudi Arabia To Host LEAP Tech Conference To Address Future Challenges

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – Saudi Arabia will host the global technology conference LEAP on Feb.1 to 3 in Riyadh to address future challenges, as it consolidates its digital regional and global leadership. Targeting the attendance of 40,000 local and international visitors, the conference will involve over 350 speakers from 80 countries, as well as 700 … More Saudi Arabia To Host LEAP Tech Conference To Address Future Challenges

U.S. Citizens In UAE Warned To Maintain Security Awareness – Embassy Website

DUBAI – The U.S. Embassy and Consultate in the United Arab Emirates advised its citizens in the country to ‘maintain a high level of security awareness’ in a statement on Monday, following reports of a possible missile attack and accompanying missile defence activity over Abu Dhabi earlier in the morning. Such Statement are rare, for … More U.S. Citizens In UAE Warned To Maintain Security Awareness – Embassy Website

UAE Intercepts Houthi Attack, Saudi Arabia Reports Two Injured By Fallen Missile

PARIS, France – The United Arab Emirates intercepted and destroyed two Houthi ballistic missiles targeting the Gulf country on Monday with no causalities, its defence ministry said, following a deadly attack a week earlier. Fore more than six years, Yemen’s Houthis have been battling a Saudi – led coalition that includes the UAE, repeatedly carrying … More UAE Intercepts Houthi Attack, Saudi Arabia Reports Two Injured By Fallen Missile

Saudi – Led Coalition Says Houthi Missile Fell In Industrial Zone

PARIS, France – The Saudi – led coalition fighting in Yemen said a ballistic missile fired by the Iran – aligned Houthi movement had fallen in a southern industrial zone, state media reported on Sunday. A resident sustained minor injuries in the attack, according to the official Saudi Press Agency, which added that it was … More Saudi – Led Coalition Says Houthi Missile Fell In Industrial Zone

UAE Grounds Most Private Drones For A Month After Houthi Attack

PARIS, France – The United Arab Emirates has grounded most private drones and light sports aircraft used for recreational purposes for a month starting Saturday, the Interior Ministry said, following a deadly attack his week by Yemen’s Houthis on the Gulf country. The UAE has said that the Iran – aligned Houthi movement used cruise … More UAE Grounds Most Private Drones For A Month After Houthi Attack

FDA Expands Use Of Remdesivir To Patients With High Risk Of Hospitalization

PARIS, France – The U.S. health regulator on Friday expanded its approval for the use of Gilead Sciences’ antiviral drug remdesivir to treat non – hospitalized patients 12 years and older for the treatment of mild – to – moderate COVID -19 disease with high risk of hospitalization. Previously, the use of Veklury was limited … More FDA Expands Use Of Remdesivir To Patients With High Risk Of Hospitalization

U.N. Chief Condemns Deadly Saudi – Led Coalition Strike In Yemen

PARIS, France – United Nations Secretary – General Antonio Guterres condemned air strikes by a Saudi – led coalition in Yemen on Friday that reportedly killed at least 60 people in detention center in the Houthi – held Saada province. A Reuters witness said several people, including African migrants, died in the attack. Guterres’ spokesman, … More U.N. Chief Condemns Deadly Saudi – Led Coalition Strike In Yemen

U.S Calls For De – Escalation Of Saudi – Houthi Conflict In Yemen

WASHINGTON – There needs to be a de – escalation in the conflict between a Saudi – led military coalition and the Iran – aligned Houthi group in Yemen, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Friday following air strikes that killed scores of people. ‘The escalation in fighting only exacerbates a dire humanitarian … More U.S Calls For De – Escalation Of Saudi – Houthi Conflict In Yemen

U.S. Commits To Helping Saudi Arabia, Gulf Partners Defend Against Threats From Yemen

The U.S. reiterated its commitment to helping Saudi Arabia and its Gulf partners defend themselves against threats from Yemen and other places in the region, the State Department said after a call between Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Prince Faisal bin Farhan. ‘Secretary Blinken reiterated the U.S. commitment to help Gulf partners improve their … More U.S. Commits To Helping Saudi Arabia, Gulf Partners Defend Against Threats From Yemen

Lebanese Museum Returns Artefacts From Syria’s Ancient City Of Palmyra

BEIRUT – Five Roman artefacts from the ancient city of Palmyra, a site damaged during Syria’s decade – long conflict, were returned to Damascus on Thursday by a private Lebanese museum where they had been on display since 2018. The limestone statues and carved funerary stones dating from the Roman second and third centuries AD … More Lebanese Museum Returns Artefacts From Syria’s Ancient City Of Palmyra

Top Diplomats For U.S., Russia Meet In Geneva On Soaring Ukraine Tensions

GENEVA – The top diplomats of Russia and the United States were to meet in Switzerland on Friday to discuss soaring tensions over Ukraine after a flurry of meetings between officials on both sides in the last week produced no breakthroughs. U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken arrived in Geneva for talks with Russian Foreign … More Top Diplomats For U.S., Russia Meet In Geneva On Soaring Ukraine Tensions

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Meets Russian Special Envoy For Syrian Settlement

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has received Russia special envoy for Syrian settlement Alexander Lavrentiv, the official Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported on Thursday. The two reviewed the latest developments in Syria, as well bilateral relations between the two countries, according to SPA. ‘The Russian envoy conveyed the greetings … More Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Meets Russian Special Envoy For Syrian Settlement

No Vaccine, No French Open For Djokovic As Rules Righten

PARIS, France – Novak Djokovic risks being frozen out of tennis as he chases a record 21st Grand Slam title, with rules on travellers who are unvaccinated against COVID-19 tightening in the third year of the pandemic and some tournaments reconsidering exemption. The Serbian, who has not been vaccinated, was deported from Australia on Sunday … More No Vaccine, No French Open For Djokovic As Rules Righten

Loading…

Something went wrong. Please refresh the page and/or try again.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s