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

HEALTH | Saudi Arabia Conducted 6.9 Million PCR Test So Far

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – Saudi Arabia on Friday announced 24 new COVID-19- related deaths, taking to 4,996 the number of people who have so far died from the coronavirus disease in the Kingdom. There were 407 new cases reported in the country, meaning a total of 338, 539 citizens had now contracted COVID-19. Officials … Continue reading HEALTH | Saudi Arabia Conducted 6.9 Million PCR Test So Far

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

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

TRAVEL | International Arrivals To Abu Dhabi Must Wear Covid-19 Tracking Device

ABU DHABI – International passengers arriving at Abu Dhabi airport will now have to wear a tracking device while they complete a mandatory 14-day home quarantine due to COVID-19, according to state-owned Eithad Airways. Daily infections in the United Arab Emirates rose this month to their highest since the outbreak started, which officials have largely … Continue reading TRAVEL | International Arrivals To Abu Dhabi Must Wear Covid-19 Tracking Device

CORONAVIRUS NEWS | Australia To Receive First Batch Of AstraZenca COVID-19 Vaccine In January 2021 – PM To Say

SYDNEY – Australia will receive the first doses of an AstraZenca and Oxford University COVID-19 vaccine in January 2021 if trials prove successful, after Canberra agreed a deal to purchase a second potential vaccine, Prime Minister Scott Morris will say on Monday. Australia said in August it had signed a preliminary agreement with AstraZenca foe … Continue reading CORONAVIRUS NEWS | Australia To Receive First Batch Of AstraZenca COVID-19 Vaccine In January 2021 – PM To Say

CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC | Second Wave Of Coronavirus Could Hit France In November: Government Advisor

PARIS | FRANCE – A second wave of the coronavirus pandemic could hit France in November, a government advisor told local media on Wednesday, as the city of Marseille tightened restrictions to fight the outbreak. Authorities in Marseille said late on Tuesday that bars and restaurants would have shorter opening times, and they also broadened … Continue reading CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC | Second Wave Of Coronavirus Could Hit France In November: Government Advisor

CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC | Saudi Health Ministry Conducts 4 Million COVID-19 Lab Tests

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – The Saudi Ministry of Health said it had conducted more than four million laboratory tests for COVID-19 using advanced testing technologies and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing method. Saudi Arabia is one of the first countries in the world to provide laboratory testing for the virus, as it has prepared … Continue reading CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC | Saudi Health Ministry Conducts 4 Million COVID-19 Lab Tests