NEWS ALERT | Oman To Impose Curfew, Travel Band For Eid Holiday Due to COVID-19

OMAN – Oman will ban travel between all its governorates from July 25 to Aug.8, a period that includes a Muslim holiday, to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus, state news agency ONA said on Tuesday. A statement from the Health Ministry describes the measures as a ‘total lockdown’ of all governorates, Reuters Reported. … Continue reading NEWS ALERT | Oman To Impose Curfew, Travel Band For Eid Holiday Due to COVID-19

BUSINESS NEWS | Saudi Arabia Completes First Phase Of State Mills Privatisation

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – Saudi Arabia said on Wednesday it had complete the first batch of its flour milling sector privatization, according to a statement by the state grain buyer and privatization centre. The long-awaited flour mills sale was one of the first privatisations the kingdom planned as part of a wide-reaching overhaul of … Continue reading BUSINESS NEWS | Saudi Arabia Completes First Phase Of State Mills Privatisation

BUSINESS | Barbershops Re-Open Across Saudi Arabia

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – What a better way to celebrate Father’s Day (June 21) then with the news of barbershops across Saudi Arabia open again following the countrywide pandemic lockdown. The Kingdom’s authorities announce via Twitter that as of Sunday, June 21, men’s barbershops and women’s beauty salons will be back open for business. … Continue reading BUSINESS | Barbershops Re-Open Across Saudi Arabia

BUSINESS | Chanel, Revlon, L’Oreal Pivoting Away From Talc In Some Products

Los Angeles – Chanel, Revlon and L’Oreal, three of the biggest brands in cosmetics, are quietly moving away from using talc in some products as U.S. cancer lawsuits and consumer concerns mount. Luxury beauty company Chanel has removed talc from a loose face powder and dropped a talc body powder because of negative perception around … Continue reading BUSINESS | Chanel, Revlon, L’Oreal Pivoting Away From Talc In Some Products

GLOBAL FIGHT AGAINST COVID-19 | Saudi Arabia Sets Up $10 Million Esports Charity Tournament For Gamers

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA -  Saudi Arabia has set up a new charity esports event to raise money to fight the coronavirus pandemic with a $10 million prize fund. Gamers will be able to compete for their chance to decide where the prize money goes in the tournament, known as Gamers Without Borders by Saudi, … Continue reading GLOBAL FIGHT AGAINST COVID-19 | Saudi Arabia Sets Up $10 Million Esports Charity Tournament For Gamers

CORONAVIRUS ALERT | Saudi Arabia Confirms 1,141 New Cases, Raising Total To 12,772

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – Saudi Arabia confirmed 1,141 new coronavirus cases, raising the total to 12,772, a health ministry spokesman said on Wednesday. The Kingdom also recorded five fatalities over the past 12 hours. All the deceased are non-Saudis with ages ranging between 51 and 76 years old. This raised the death toll to … Continue reading CORONAVIRUS ALERT | Saudi Arabia Confirms 1,141 New Cases, Raising Total To 12,772

NEWS | Companies Give Yemen Tens Of Thousands Of Coronavirus Test Kits To Ease Shortage

BUCHAREST | ROMANIA – A group of multinational companies said on Wednesday it was donating tens of thousands of coronavirus testing kits and medical equipment to Yemen, where a five-year was has destroyed system and left millions vulnerable to disease. Yemen, which has very limited testing capabilities, has reported only one laboratory-confirmed case of the … Continue reading NEWS | Companies Give Yemen Tens Of Thousands Of Coronavirus Test Kits To Ease Shortage

NEWS | Saudi Education Ministry Says Students Of All Grades Will Progress To Next Year

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – Saudi Arabia’s education ministry has decided that students of all grades will progress to the next year of their program of studies. A statement by the ministry said the grades of the first semester will be adopted for the second semester. This will be applied to students in the kindergarten, … Continue reading NEWS | Saudi Education Ministry Says Students Of All Grades Will Progress To Next Year

CORONAVIRUS ALERT | Slovenia Plans Quarantine Over Coronavirus

BUCHAREST – Slovenia plans to introduce quarantine from Friday to slow down the spread of the coronavirus infection, Interior Minister Ales Hijs told national TV Slovenia late on Wednesday. He said people will still be able to go to work, pharmacies or food shops but all socializing in open spaces will be prohibited. The country … Continue reading CORONAVIRUS ALERT | Slovenia Plans Quarantine Over Coronavirus

BUSINESS | Starbucks And Others Shot Shops In Italy Amid Coronavirus Lockdown

MILAN – From Starbucks to Giorgio Armani, several Italian and foreign groups shut down their shops in Italy as the country fights to contain the worst outbreak of coronavirus outside China. After an initial lockdown in the north failed to prevent the spread, the government on Monday banned all non-essential travel and public gatherings throughout … Continue reading BUSINESS | Starbucks And Others Shot Shops In Italy Amid Coronavirus Lockdown