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 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 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
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
Syria’s President Bashar al – Assad and his wife Asma have tested positive for COVID-19 after showing minor symptoms, the president’s office said in a statement on Monday. It said they were both in good health and would continue to work while in isolation at home.
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 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 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
All commercial activities in Oman will close from 8 P.M. to 5 A.M. local time in the period from March 4 to March 20, as part of measures to combat the spread of the coronavirus, Oman State TV reported on Monday.
Digital vaccination certification enabling people to travel in Europe despite the coronavirus pandemic will probably be available before the summer, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said after a virtual EU Summit. ‘Everyone agreed that we need a digital vaccination certificate’, Merkel told a press conference on Thursday, adding the EU Commission would need around three months … More Digital Vaccination Passports Likely Available Before Summer, Merkel Says