TRAVEL | Oman To Lift Internal Travel Restrictions, Reduce Curfew

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – Oman will on Saturday lift a domestic ban on travel between provinces, imposed on July 25 to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus during the Muslim Eid al-Adha holiday, the state news agency ONA said on Wednesday. From Saturday it will also reduce its curfew for a week to … Continue reading TRAVEL | Oman To Lift Internal Travel Restrictions, Reduce Curfew

CORONAVIRUS CRISIS | Saudi Arabia Reports 2,688 New Virus Recoveries

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – Saudi Arabia reported on Tuesday 2,688 new coronavirus cases, taking its total to 225,624. In a daily briefing on the outbreak, the Health Ministry reported 1,897 new infections, taking the tally to 270,831. Twenty-nine fatalities were registered, raising the toll to 2,789.

TRAVEL | Travel Bans Cannot Be Idefinite, Countries Must Fight Virus At Home: WHO

Madain Saleh GENEVA – Bans on international travel cannot stay in place indefinitely, and countries are going to have to do more to reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus within their borders, the World Health Organization said on Monday. A surge of infections has prompted countries to reimpose some travel restrictions in recent days, … Continue reading TRAVEL | Travel Bans Cannot Be Idefinite, Countries Must Fight Virus At Home: WHO

CORONAVIRUS CRISIS | Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine Could Be Ready For Use By End Of Year, U.S. Says

MILAN – Moderna Inc’s vaccine against COVID-19 could be rolled out by the end of this year, U.S. officials said on Monday, after the drugmaker announced the start of a 30,000 – subject trial to demonstrate it is safe and effective, the final hurdle prior to approval by global regulators. The trial is the first … Continue reading CORONAVIRUS CRISIS | Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine Could Be Ready For Use By End Of Year, U.S. Says

CORONAVIRUS CRISIS | EU Talks With Phizer, Sanofi, J&J On COVID Vaccines Hit Snags – Sources

MILAN – European efforts to secure potential COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer, Sanofi and Johnson & Johnson are mired in wrangles over price, payment method and potential liability costs, three EU officials told Reuters. The bloc in in talks with at least six vaccine makers to acquire up front doses of potential shots against the novel … Continue reading CORONAVIRUS CRISIS | EU Talks With Phizer, Sanofi, J&J On COVID Vaccines Hit Snags – Sources

CORONAVIRUS CRISIS | Record Numbers Of Coronavirus Cases In Every Global Region

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – Almost 40 countries has reported record single-day increases in coronavirus infections over the past week, around double the number that did so the previous week, according to a Reuters tally showing a pick-up in the pandemic in every region of the world. The rate of cases has been increasing not … Continue reading CORONAVIRUS CRISIS | Record Numbers Of Coronavirus Cases In Every Global Region

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

CORONAVIRUS CRISIS | For First Time, World Records 1 Million Coronavirus Cases In 100 Hours

MILAN | ITALY – Global coronavirus infections passed 14 million on Friday, according to a Reuters tally, marking the first time there has been a surge of 1 million cases in under 100 hours. The first case was reported in China in early January and it took three month to reach 1 million cases. It … Continue reading CORONAVIRUS CRISIS | For First Time, World Records 1 Million Coronavirus Cases In 100 Hours

HEALTH | Russian Scientists Hail Results Of COVID-19 Vaccine Trial

BUCHAREST | ROMANIA – Russian scientists hailed the results of their first clinical trial of a potential coronavirus vaccine on Wednesday, saying it had been proved safe and that volunteers had developed an immune response. Speaking to a crowded room without wearing masks, three of 18 volunteers monitored over a month at the Sechenov University … Continue reading HEALTH | Russian Scientists Hail Results Of COVID-19 Vaccine Trial