CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC | Global Coronavirus Cases Exceed 11 Million

WASHINGTON – Global coronavirus cases exceeded 11 million on Friday, according to a Reuters tally, marking another milestone in the spread of the disease that has killed more than half a million people in seven months. The number of cases is more than double the figure for severe influenza illnesses recorded annually, according to the … Continue reading CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC | Global Coronavirus Cases Exceed 11 Million

HEALTH | WHO Says Mideast At ‘Critical Threshold’ Virus Numbers

GENEVA – The World Health Organization warned Wednesday the Middle East was at a decisive moment in the fight against the novel coronavirus, with cases surging as countries ease lockdown. ‘We are at a critical threshold in our region’, the WHO’s Middle East head, Ahmed al-Mandhari, said in an online press conference. According to figures … Continue reading HEALTH | WHO Says Mideast At ‘Critical Threshold’ Virus Numbers

CORONAVIRUS CRISIS | Gulf Coronavirus Infections Surpass 400,000

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – The number of novel coronavirus cases in the six Gulf Arab states has doubled in a month to more than 400,000, as the region’s two biggest economies this week fully lifted curfew imposed to combat the infection. As of Thursday, authorities across the energy-producing region had reported a total of … Continue reading CORONAVIRUS CRISIS | Gulf Coronavirus Infections Surpass 400,000

CORONAVIRUS CRISIS | U.S. Exceeds 120,000 COVID-19 Deaths

NEW YORK | U.S. – The U.S. late Monday recorded 425 coronavirus deaths within 24 hours, taking the country’s death toll to over 120,000, according to data released by Johns Hopkins University. The tracker also showed that 2.31 million people in the U.S. have been infected so dar, with 640,000 recoveries.

TRAVEL | Morocco To Resume Domestic Flights Starting June 25

CAIRO – Morocco will resume domestic flights starting June 25, the state news agency said on Sunday, citing the ministry of tourism, air transport, handicraft and social economy. Earlier today, the government said it would further loosen lockdown measures for the services sector and domestic transport starting June 24, adding domestic travel would resume including … Continue reading TRAVEL | Morocco To Resume Domestic Flights Starting June 25

TRAVEL | Hawaii Extends 14-Day Quarantine For All Incoming Travelers

HONOLULU – Hawaii Gov. David Ige extended the state’s mandatory 14-day quarantine for all arriving travelers on Wednesday in a bid to keep coronavirus cases in the island low. Ige said the rule is being extended to the end of July as the state works to solidify a screening process that could soon allow travelers … Continue reading TRAVEL | Hawaii Extends 14-Day Quarantine For All Incoming Travelers

CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC | Bulgaria Extends Epidemic Emergency Until End Of June

BUCHAREST | ROMANIA – Bulgaria will extend an epidemic emergency until the end of June to fight the spread of the coronavirus after an increase in new registered cases, mainly in the south, Prime Minister Boyko Borissow said on Wednesday. The Balkan country had eased most of the restrictive measures it imposed in the middle … Continue reading CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC | Bulgaria Extends Epidemic Emergency Until End Of June

CORONAVIRUS CRISIS | Qatar To Lift Lockdown in four phases from Jun

DOHA – Qatar will start lifting coronavirus restrictions under a four-phase plan starting on June 15, when some mosques can reopen and flight can depart, government spokeswoman Luwa Rashed al-Khater said on Monday. She tol a news conference the second phase of easing the lockdwon would start on July 1, the third on August 1 … Continue reading CORONAVIRUS CRISIS | Qatar To Lift Lockdown in four phases from Jun

NEWS ALERT | Abu Dhabi Extends Ban On Movement In And Out Of The Emirate And Between Cities

ABU DHABI  - Abu Dhabi will extent by one week a ban on movement in and out of the emirate and between its major cities introduced on June 2, the local government  media office said on Monday. The ban applies to all residents of Abu Dhabi, the largest number of the United Arab Emirated federation, … Continue reading NEWS ALERT | Abu Dhabi Extends Ban On Movement In And Out Of The Emirate And Between Cities

CORONAVIRUS | Pakistan Has More Confirmed Covid-19 Cases Than China

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – Pakistan now has 85,264 confirmed cases of Covid-19, authorities said, becoming the latest country to overtake the total in China, where the pandemic began. At least 1,770 virus-related deaths have also been recorded in Pakistan. The country lifted its nationwide lockdown in early May, though the rate of new infections … Continue reading CORONAVIRUS | Pakistan Has More Confirmed Covid-19 Cases Than China