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

Saudi Arabia Resumes Some Activities From Mar.7, Keeps Social Gathering Restrictions

Saudi Arabia will list the suspension on activities such as indoor dining and will reopen gyms and cinemas from March 7, but will maintain its ban on large social gatherings, as the Kingdom’s authorities review their coronavirus precautionary measures. The Kingdom will allow the resumption of entertainment activities, reopen cinema theatres, gyms and gaming venues, … More Saudi Arabia Resumes Some Activities From Mar.7, Keeps Social Gathering Restrictions

Kuwait Imposes 12 Hour Curfew For A Month Amid Spike In COVID-19 Cases

Kuwait will impose a 5 P.M. to 5 A.M. curfew from Sunday until April 8 as the government tries to stem of the rising coronavirus infections, state TV reported on Thursday. During non – curfew, people are not allowed to enter restaurants and coffee shops and orders are to be picked up through drive thrush … More Kuwait Imposes 12 Hour Curfew For A Month Amid Spike In COVID-19 Cases

Saudi Arabia To Provide Free COVID-19 Vaccines In Pharmacies: Health Minister

Saudi Arabia will provide coronavirus vaccines in pharmacies around the Kingdom for free, the country’s Minister of Health  Dr. Tawfik al – Rabiah told Al Araiya on Wednesday. This comes as part of efforts to expand the ongoing inoculation campaign and facilitate access to vaccine sites, he added. Over 100 vaccine centers have opened around … More Saudi Arabia To Provide Free COVID-19 Vaccines In Pharmacies: Health Minister