NEWS ALERT | Oman Imposes Nighttime Lockdown In Fight Against COVID-19

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA - Oman has imposed a complete nighttime lockdown as part of precaution against the coronavirus pandemic, state news agency ONA reported. The latest measure, which took effect over the weekend and limits movement from 8 P.M until 5 A.M., is in effect until Oct.24. The Sultanate  will allow movement of emergency, … Continue reading NEWS ALERT | Oman Imposes Nighttime Lockdown In Fight Against COVID-19

NEWS ALERT | Djokovic Tests Positive For COVID-19: Statement

BELGRADE | SERBIA – Novak Djokovic, the men’s world number one tennis player, has tested positive for COVID-19, the Serbian said in a statement on Tuesday. Croatia’s Borna Coric, Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria and Viktor Troicki have previously tested positive after playing in Djokovic’s Adria Tour exhibition tournament in the Balkan region. ‘The moment we … Continue reading NEWS ALERT | Djokovic Tests Positive For COVID-19: Statement

WORLD NEWS | WHO Chief Says Pandemic Far From Over, Worried About Children

GENEVA – The head of the World Health Organization warned on Monday that the new coronavirus pandemic was far from over and said that he was ‘deeply concerned’ about the impact of the disruption of normal health services, especially on children. ‘The pandemic is far from over’, said WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, adding that … Continue reading WORLD NEWS | WHO Chief Says Pandemic Far From Over, Worried About Children

CORONAVIRUS CRISIS – Mask Compulsory In Romania When Virus Lockdown Ends

BUCHAREST | ROMANIA – Romania will make wearing masks in public  transport and other enclosed public spaces compulsory from May 15 when a lockdown imposed to stop the new coronavirus’s spread is lifted, its president said Wednesday. ‘Maybe we’ll be able to give up wearing masks next year, when this pandemic will be under control’, … Continue reading CORONAVIRUS CRISIS – Mask Compulsory In Romania When Virus Lockdown Ends

RAMADAN SAUDI ARABIA | Saudi Council Urged Muslim In Ramadan Lockdown To Pray At Home

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – Saudi Arabia’s Council of Senior Scholars urged Muslim around the world to pray at home during Ramadan if they reside in country that have imposed lockdowns or curfew to curb the coronavirus outbreak, Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported on Sunday. ‘Muslim should set an example by performing their religious duties … Continue reading RAMADAN SAUDI ARABIA | Saudi Council Urged Muslim In Ramadan Lockdown To Pray At Home

NEWS | UAE Announces $5.500 Fine For Spreading Unauthorized Coronavirus Information

DUBAI - The United Arab Emirates will fine people up to 20.000 dirhams ($5.500) if they share medical information about coronavirus that contradicts official statement, state news agency WAM reported on Saturday. The move appears to be aimed at containing the spread of misinformation and rumors related to the COVID-19 outbreak that has claimed 37 … Continue reading NEWS | UAE Announces $5.500 Fine For Spreading Unauthorized Coronavirus Information

WORLD NEWS | Trump To Convene G7 Leaders In Video Link To Discuss Pandemic

BUCHAREST | ROMANIA – U.S. President Donald Trump will hold a video teleconference with G7 leaders on Thursday to coordinate national responses to the coronavirus outbreak, the White House said on Tuesday. Trump, who is head of the G7 this year, had planned to hold this year’s summit at the presidential retreat of Camp David, … Continue reading WORLD NEWS | Trump To Convene G7 Leaders In Video Link To Discuss Pandemic

HEALTH | World Health Organization Officials Warn Nations Against Easing Coronavirus Restrictions Too Early

GENEVA - - World Health Organization officials warned nations across the globe against lifting government lockdowns to contain the Covid-19 outbreak too soon, saying that the coronavirus spreads fast and is 10 times deadlier than the 2009 flue pandemic. ‘While Covid-19 accelerates very fast, it decelerates much more slowly. In other words, the way down … Continue reading HEALTH | World Health Organization Officials Warn Nations Against Easing Coronavirus Restrictions Too Early

NEWS | U.K.’s Johnson Will Follow Medical Advice On When To Return To Work

BUCHAREST | ROMANIA – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will follow medical advice on when he should return to work, his spokesman said on Monday, declining to speculate on how long his full recovery from the coronavirus might take. ‘He was only released from hospital yesterday and any decision which he makes in relation to … Continue reading NEWS | U.K.’s Johnson Will Follow Medical Advice On When To Return To Work