CORONAVIRUS | UAE Daily Coronavirus Cases Surge To Near Peak Level

DUBAI – The United Arab Emirates health ministry reported on Friday 931 new daily cases of the coronavirus following a recent surge in infections that are near the highest since the pandemic broke out. Until last month, there had been a generally falling trend since the UAE’s new daily cases peaked at 994 in May, … Continue reading CORONAVIRUS | UAE Daily Coronavirus Cases Surge To Near Peak Level

TRAVEL | Taj Mahal To Reopen Even As Virus Rages In India

MILAN | ITALY - India’s top tourist attraction the Taj Mahal is set to reopen more than six month after it was shut, official said Tuesday, even as the vast nation battles soaring coronavirus infections. India, home to 1.3 billion people, on Monday overtook Brazil to become the world’s second most-infected nation with more than … Continue reading TRAVEL | Taj Mahal To Reopen Even As Virus Rages In India

CORONAVIRUS NEWS | Australia To Receive First Batch Of AstraZenca COVID-19 Vaccine In January 2021 – PM To Say

SYDNEY – Australia will receive the first doses of an AstraZenca and Oxford University COVID-19 vaccine in January 2021 if trials prove successful, after Canberra agreed a deal to purchase a second potential vaccine, Prime Minister Scott Morris will say on Monday. Australia said in August it had signed a preliminary agreement with AstraZenca foe … Continue reading CORONAVIRUS NEWS | Australia To Receive First Batch Of AstraZenca COVID-19 Vaccine In January 2021 – PM To Say

TRAVEL | U.K. Travel Ban: 16 Quarantine – Free Countries For Arrivals And Departures

Whilst the U.K. Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) says that nationals are allowed to travel to 67 destinations and won’t have to self-isolate when returning from 66 of them, there are currently only 16 countries without and travel restrictions of any kind for arriving or returning passengers. For example, the FCO says that Canada is … Continue reading TRAVEL | U.K. Travel Ban: 16 Quarantine – Free Countries For Arrivals And Departures

CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC | Second Wave Of Coronavirus Could Hit France In November: Government Advisor

PARIS | FRANCE – A second wave of the coronavirus pandemic could hit France in November, a government advisor told local media on Wednesday, as the city of Marseille tightened restrictions to fight the outbreak. Authorities in Marseille said late on Tuesday that bars and restaurants would have shorter opening times, and they also broadened … Continue reading CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC | Second Wave Of Coronavirus Could Hit France In November: Government Advisor

health| WHO: Children Aged 6-To-11 Should Wear Masks At Times, Too

GENEVA - Just as millions of children are heading back to school, the World Health Organization says those aged 6 to 11 should wear masks in some cases to help fight the spread of coronavirus. The recommendation presented Monday follow the widespread belief that children under 12 are not considered as likely to propagate the … Continue reading health| WHO: Children Aged 6-To-11 Should Wear Masks At Times, Too

CORONAVIRUS CRISIS | WHO Chief Hopes Coronavirus Pandemic Will Last Less Than Two Years

GENEVA – The World Health Organization hopes the coronavirus pandemic will be shorter than the 1918 Spanish flu and last less than two years, WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Friday, if the world unites and succeeds in finding a vaccine. The WHO has always been cautious about giving estimates on how quickly the … Continue reading CORONAVIRUS CRISIS | WHO Chief Hopes Coronavirus Pandemic Will Last Less Than Two Years

CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC | Saudi Health Ministry Conducts 4 Million COVID-19 Lab Tests

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – The Saudi Ministry of Health said it had conducted more than four million laboratory tests for COVID-19 using advanced testing technologies and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing method. Saudi Arabia is one of the first countries in the world to provide laboratory testing for the virus, as it has prepared … Continue reading CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC | Saudi Health Ministry Conducts 4 Million COVID-19 Lab Tests

CORONAVIRUS CRISIS | Young Children With Coronavirus May Carry 10 To 100 Times More Of Virus Than Adults

Children under five years of age may harbor up to 100 times as much of the coronavirus in their noses and throats as infected adults and older children, according to a study out of Chicago. ‘Our analyses suggest children younger than 5 years with mild to moderate COVID-19 have high amounts of SARS-COV-2 viral in … Continue reading CORONAVIRUS CRISIS | Young Children With Coronavirus May Carry 10 To 100 Times More Of Virus Than Adults