Saudi Arabia’s New COVID – 19 Vaccination Rules Come Into Effect

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – New rules requiring people in Saudi Arabia to have received two doses of COVID-19 vaccine before entering certain public place come into effect today, October 10. Under the new regulations announced on October 1, anyone wishing to enter government buildings, schools, events, or use public transportation and air travel must have received … More Saudi Arabia’s New COVID – 19 Vaccination Rules Come Into Effect

Oman Extends Nightly COVID – 19 Lockdown

Oman on Thursday extended a nightly locdown to contain the spread of the coronavirus, with movement and commercial activities to be restricted between 10 P.M. and 4 A.M. until further notice, the government said. Cases in the country of around 4.5 million people, which has continued to impose movement and commercial restrictions on and off … More Oman Extends Nightly COVID – 19 Lockdown

Saudi Arabia To Become Regional Hub For COVID-19 Vaccine, Supplies: KSRelief Chief

Saudi Arabia is ‘uniquely equipped and ready’ to become the regional hub for the production of coronavirus vaccines, the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSRelief) supervisor general Abdullah al – Rabeeah said on Wednesday. ‘Saudi Arabia strongly encourages regionalization of pertinent industries – particularly in the Middle East, Africa and Asia’, SPA quoted … More Saudi Arabia To Become Regional Hub For COVID-19 Vaccine, Supplies: KSRelief Chief

Saudi Arabia Daily Covid – 19 Cases Climb Back Above 500

Daily coronavirus cases in Saudi Arabia risen above 500 for the first time since October and the healthy ministry on Saturday blamed the increase on gatherings and laxity in complying with preventive measures such as social distancing. The Gulf state recorded 510 new infections on Friday and 502 on Saturday to take its totally to … More Saudi Arabia Daily Covid – 19 Cases Climb Back Above 500

Pfizer/BioNTech Say COVID-19 Vaccine Likely To Prevent Asymptomatic Infection

Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE said on Wednesday that real – world data from Israel suggests that their COVID-19 vaccine is 94% effective in preventing asymptomatic infections, meaning the vaccine could significantly reduce transmission. The companies also said the latest analysis of the Israeli data shows the vaccine was 97% effective in preventing symptomatic disease, … More Pfizer/BioNTech Say COVID-19 Vaccine Likely To Prevent Asymptomatic Infection

Saudi Arabia Expands National COVID-19 Vaccination Campaign

Saudi Arabia will be expanding its national coronavirus vaccine campaign to include a much larger segment of its population, the Ministry of Health announced on Wednesday. The registered priority groups have all received their COVID-19 vaccines, which is why the ministry has made the dose available to other groups of people.  Individuals who wish to be … More Saudi Arabia Expands National COVID-19 Vaccination Campaign

Russia’s Sputnik V Could Be Made In Europe For First Time After Italy Deal Signed

Russia’s Sputnik V vaccines against COVID-19 could be produced in Europe for the first time after a commercial deal to produce it in Italy was signed by the Moscow – based RDIF sovereign wealth fund and Swiss-based pharmaceutical company Adienne. The agreement, which will need approval from Italian regulators before production can be launched, has … More Russia’s Sputnik V Could Be Made In Europe For First Time After Italy Deal Signed

Brazil Study Suggests AstraZeneca Vaccine Is Effective Against Brazil COVID-19 Variant

Preliminary studies suggest the AstraZenca vaccine will protect against the P1 variant of the coronavirus, Mauricio Zuma, the head of production at Brazil’s Fiocruz biomedical institute said on Monday, confirming a Reuters report on Friday. The Brazil variant is worrying experts because it is highly contagious and has led several countries to ban travel from … More Brazil Study Suggests AstraZeneca Vaccine Is Effective Against Brazil COVID-19 Variant