Turkey Closes Borders To Five Countries Due To New COVID-19 Variant

PARIS, France – Turkey closed its borders to passengers from five countries as a measure against the new coronavirus variant, Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said on Friday. Travellers from Botswana, South Africa, Mozambique, Namibia and Zimbabwe will not be allowed to enter as of Friday night due to rising cases of the new variant, Koca … More Turkey Closes Borders To Five Countries Due To New COVID-19 Variant

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 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

Saudi Arabia Extends COVID-19 Restrictions On Gatherings, Events, Dining Services

Saudi Arabia will extend its COVID-19 restrictions for  20 more days starting Sunday night on gatherings, events and dining services, the official Saudi Press Agency (SPA), reported, citing a Ministry of Interior source. The decision was made with health authorities in an effort to curb the spread of the coronavirus in the Kingdom, which ha … More Saudi Arabia Extends COVID-19 Restrictions On Gatherings, Events, Dining Services

CORONAVIRUS ALERT | UAE Reports 3,977 New Coronavirus Cases

DUBAI – The UAE on Wednesday reported 3,977 new coronavirus cases, the highest daily figure since the first infection was reported in the country, pushing the caseload to 313,626. The Ministry of Health and Prevention also announced 12 COVID-19 related deaths overnight, bringing the death toll to 878, a report from state news agency WAM … More CORONAVIRUS ALERT | UAE Reports 3,977 New Coronavirus Cases

CORONAVIRUS ALERT | French Health Body Recommends Delaying Second Covid Shot To Six Weeks After First

PARIS – – France’s top health advisory body on Saturday recommended doubling the time between people being given the first and second Covid-19 vaccination to six weeks from three  in order to increase the number getting inoculated . The gap between the first and second injection in France is currently three weeks for people in … More CORONAVIRUS ALERT | French Health Body Recommends Delaying Second Covid Shot To Six Weeks After First

CORONAVIRUS | Saudi Arabia Reschedules COVID-19 Vaccinations Amid Pfizer Delay

RIYADH – – Saudi Arabia has rescheduled appointment for the administration of COVID-19 vaccine due Pfizer delivery delays, the Ministry of Health announced on Thursday in a tweet. Authorities said that those with appointments to receive their first dose will be rescheduled ‘due to the delay of the manufacturer in supplying the Kingdom and all … More CORONAVIRUS | Saudi Arabia Reschedules COVID-19 Vaccinations Amid Pfizer Delay

TRAVEL ALERT | Saudi Arabia Temporarily Suspends International Flights

RIYADH – – Saudi Arabia has temporarily suspended all international passenger flights for citizens and residents over fears about the fast – spreading new variant of the coronavirus. The Saudi Interior Ministry said that the one – week flight ban may be extended ‘until medical information about the nature of this virus becomes clear’. The … More TRAVEL ALERT | Saudi Arabia Temporarily Suspends International Flights

CORONAVIRUS ALERT | Italy Has Patient With New Strain Of Virus Found In Britain

MILAN – – Italy has detected a patient infected with the new strain of the coronavirus also found in Britain, the health ministry said on Sunday. The patient and his partner returned from the United Kingdom in the last few days with a flight that landed at Rome’s Fiumicino airport and were now in isolation, … More CORONAVIRUS ALERT | Italy Has Patient With New Strain Of Virus Found In Britain

CORONAVIRUS ALERT | Sydney Isolated From Rest Of Australia As COVID Outbreak

Sydney was isolated from the rest of Australia on Sunday after all of the country’s states and territories imposed travel restrictions on its residents as coronavirus cluster in the city grew to around 70. The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) sent a stern ‘do not come to us’ message to Sydney, the country’s most populous city … More CORONAVIRUS ALERT | Sydney Isolated From Rest Of Australia As COVID Outbreak