CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC

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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 … Continue reading WORLD NEWS | Poland’s President Tests Positive For Coronavirus

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CORONAVIRUS CRISIS | Saudi Arabia Reports 2,688 New Virus Recoveries

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – Saudi Arabia reported on Tuesday 2,688 new coronavirus cases, taking its total to 225,624. In a daily briefing on the outbreak, the Health Ministry reported 1,897 new infections, taking the tally to 270,831. Twenty-nine fatalities were registered, raising the toll to 2,789.

BREAKING NEWS | Saudi Arabia Reports 2,201 New Coronavirus Cases

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – Saudi Arabia reported on Saturday 2,201 new coronavirus infection, raising its total to 264,973. In a daily briefing on the outbreak, the Health Ministry said 2,051 people recovered from the disease, taking the tally to 217,782. Thirty-one more fatalities were registered. The death toll now stands at 2,703.

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GLOBAL FIGHT AGAINST CORONAVIRUS

HEALTH | Spain Considers Curfews To Fight New Coronavirus Wave

MADRID – The Spanish government is considering new restrictions, including possible curfew, in hard-hit regions like Madrid to tackle a new wave of coronavirus contagion, Health Minister Salvador Illa said on Tuesday. The country, which has Western Europe’s highest case load, is likely to surpass one million infections this week and several regions have toughened … Continue reading HEALTH | Spain Considers Curfews To Fight New Coronavirus Wave

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CORONAVIRUS NEWS

CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC | These Malls In Dubai Are Now Providing COVID-19 PCR Tests

Residents in Dubai can now get a Covid-19 PCR test done in a few of the emirate’s shopping malls. The latest announcement made by the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) states that residents will be able to book appointments for COVID-19 test at malls across Dubai where PCR testing stations have been set up. Currently, these … Continue reading CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC | These Malls In Dubai Are Now Providing COVID-19 PCR Tests

BREAKING NEWS | COVID-19 Vaccine May Be Ready By Year-End, Says WHO’s Tedros

GENEVA – A vaccine against COVID-19 may be ready by year-end, the head of the World Health Organization said on Tuesday. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus called for solidarity and political commitment by all leaders to ensure equal distribution of vaccines when they become available. ‘We will need vaccines and there is hope that by … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS | COVID-19 Vaccine May Be Ready By Year-End, Says WHO’s Tedros

CORONAVIRUS CRISIS | Jordan Warns Of Full Lockdown After Virus Cases Surge

AMMAN – Jordan warned on Wednesday it could be forced to return to a full lockdown, potentially devastating its fragile economy, after recording 1,767 new cases of COVID-19, its highest daily tally since the start of the outbreak. The country’s total number of confirmed infections now stands at 11,816, with 61 deaths since the first … Continue reading CORONAVIRUS CRISIS | Jordan Warns Of Full Lockdown After Virus Cases Surge

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CORONAVIRUS CRISIS

TRAVEL ALERT | U.K. To Make Announcement On Airport Testing Later On Wednesday: Shapps

LONDON – British transport minister Grant Shapps said he will make an announcement later on Wednesday regarding COVID-19 testing at airports which could lead to the U.K.’s 14-day quarantine period for travellers being shortened. ‘I will be making the announcement later today to parliament but it involves a task force. So looking at the systems … Continue reading TRAVEL ALERT | U.K. To Make Announcement On Airport Testing Later On Wednesday: Shapps

CORONAVIRUS ALERT | Virologist : Milan Surge Spreading To At-Risk Populations

MILAN – Italy has two weeks to stop the rising rate of transmission of coronavirus or it risks ‘following in the footsteps’ of European neighbors where exponential spreads have ushered back harsh restrictions, a virologist on the front lines says. Italian health officials have declared that the resurge of COVID-19 has reached an ‘acute phase’. … Continue reading CORONAVIRUS ALERT | Virologist : Milan Surge Spreading To At-Risk Populations

CORONAVIRUS ALERT | Germany Sees 7,000 New Infection For First Time

BERLIN – Germany has confirmed more than 7,000 new coronavirus infections for the first time, its second consecutive daily record. The Robert Kock Institute, Germany’s national disease control center, said early Friday that 7,334 new cases were confirmed in the previous 24 hours. That compares with 6,638 a day earlier. Until this week, Germany highest … Continue reading CORONAVIRUS ALERT | Germany Sees 7,000 New Infection For First Time

NEWS ALERT | Tunisia To Ban Gatherings, Cut Public-Sector Work Hours Due To Pandemic

MILAN | ITALY – Tunisian Authorities will ban all gatherings and reduce working hours for employees in the public sector in order to stop the rapid spread of the coronavirus, Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi said on Saturday. The decision was taken amid strong fears that hospital in the North African nation will be unable to … Continue reading NEWS ALERT | Tunisia To Ban Gatherings, Cut Public-Sector Work Hours Due To Pandemic