UAE To Lift Gradually COVID – Related Restrictions

DUBAI – The United Arab Emirates will gradually lift restrictions imposed to check the spread of the COVID – 19 pandemic, as the number of infections and hospitalisations has gone down, the state news agency WAM reported on Wednesday. Venues will be allowed to function at maximum capacity by mid – February, it said, citing … More UAE To Lift Gradually COVID – Related Restrictions

Immunity Reaches Peak In Two Weeks After Third COVID-19 Vaccine Dose: Saudi Official

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – Immunity against COVID-19 starts days after taking the third dose and reaches its peak after two weeks, Saudi Arabia’s Assistant Minister of Health and official spokesperson of the Ministry of Health Dr. Mohammed al – Abdulaali said on Sunday. During a press conference, he detailed that the number of vaccine doses … More Immunity Reaches Peak In Two Weeks After Third COVID-19 Vaccine Dose: Saudi Official

Blinked Says U.S. Responds To Russia’s Demands, Seeks Dialogue

WASHINGTON – The United States delivered written replies on Wednesday to sweeping Russia security demands, a key step in a fragile diplomatic process as Russia staged new military drills on land and sea near Ukraine. Secretary of State Blinken said the document, handed over in person by U.S. ambassador to Moscow John Sullivan, addressed Russia’s … More Blinked Says U.S. Responds To Russia’s Demands, Seeks Dialogue

Pfizer And BioNTech Launch Trial Of Omicron – Targeted COVID Vaccine

PARIS, France – Pfizer Inc and BioNTech SE said on Tuesday they started a clinical trail to test a new version of their vaccine specifically designed to target the COVID-19 Omicron variant, which had eluded some of the protection provided by the original two – dose vaccine regimen. Banking on volunteers in the United States, … More Pfizer And BioNTech Launch Trial Of Omicron – Targeted COVID Vaccine

FDA Expands Use Of Remdesivir To Patients With High Risk Of Hospitalization

PARIS, France – The U.S. health regulator on Friday expanded its approval for the use of Gilead Sciences’ antiviral drug remdesivir to treat non – hospitalized patients 12 years and older for the treatment of mild – to – moderate COVID -19 disease with high risk of hospitalization. Previously, the use of Veklury was limited … More FDA Expands Use Of Remdesivir To Patients With High Risk Of Hospitalization

Social Media Users Who Mock UAE Covid – 19 Rules Face Jail Time

DUBAI – People who mock the United Arab Emirates’ COVID – 19 regulations face jail time, federal prosecutors said in a statement on Monday. Social media users could be punished under new laws which allow at least two years’ jail and $54,000 (200,000AED) fines for sharing misleading information, the Federal Emergency Crisis and Disasters Prosecution … More Social Media Users Who Mock UAE Covid – 19 Rules Face Jail Time

Daily COVID – 19 Cases In Saudi Arabia Pass 3,000 For The First Time Since July 2020

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – Saudi Arabia’s daily recorded COVID-19 cases have passed the 3,000 mark for the first time since July 2020. The Kingdom recorded 3,045 new cases in 24 hours on Wednesday, according to the Ministry of Health. There were also three virus – related deaths, bringing the total COVID – 19 death toll … More Daily COVID – 19 Cases In Saudi Arabia Pass 3,000 For The First Time Since July 2020

Daily COVID Cases In Saudi Arabia Above 1,000, Continue To Climb In UAE

Paris, France –  Daily coronavirus cases in Saudi Arabia have climbed above 1,000 for the first time since August, while daily infections in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have crossed the, 2,500 – level. Authorities in the two Gulf Arab states did not break down the cases by COVID – 19 variant, Both countries confirmed … More Daily COVID Cases In Saudi Arabia Above 1,000, Continue To Climb In UAE

Saudi Arabia Tightens COVID – 19 Measures In Mecca

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – Saudi Arabia on Thursday reimposed social distancing measures at the Grand Mosque in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, after recording the highest number of COVID – 19 infections in months. Workers have returned floor markings removed on October 17 to guide people to social distance in and around the Grand … More Saudi Arabia Tightens COVID – 19 Measures In Mecca