French President Macron: Third COVID Vaccine Doses Likely For Elderly And Vulnerable

French President Emmanuel Macron said on his Instagram account on Thursday that it was likely that the elderly and vulnerable would need a third COVID-19 vaccine shot, and that France was working on rolling these out from September onwards. ‘A third dose will likely be necessary, not for everyone straightaway, but in any case for … More French President Macron: Third COVID Vaccine Doses Likely For Elderly And Vulnerable

UAE Lifts Ban On Transit Flights From India, Pakistan, Others: NCEMA

The United Arab Emirates will lift a ban on transit passenger traffic from India, Pakistan, Nigeria and other countries from Aug.5, the National Emergency and Crisis Management Authority (NCEMA) said on Tuesday. The UAE, a major international travel hub, has banned passengers from many South Asian and African countries for several months due to the … More UAE Lifts Ban On Transit Flights From India, Pakistan, Others: NCEMA

Students In Saudi Arabia Must Receive First COVID – 19 Vaccine Dose Before Aug 8

All students must receive their first dose of a coronavirus vaccine before August 8 to ensure that they are fully vaccinated before the start of the new academic term, Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Health said on Monday. ‘The ministry emphasizes the need for all male and female students to receive the first dose of the … More Students In Saudi Arabia Must Receive First COVID – 19 Vaccine Dose Before Aug 8

Saudi Arabia To Fine Air Passengers Up to SR 500K For Covid – 19 Travel Ban Breaches

The Saudi Public Prosecution office has warned it will impose fines of up to SR500,000 ($133,323) on passengers breaching travel ban restrictions by boarding flights to countries hit by the coronavirus disease (Covid-19). Similar penalties would also apply to operators or owners of the means of transportation. In a tweet on Sunday, officials added that … More Saudi Arabia To Fine Air Passengers Up to SR 500K For Covid – 19 Travel Ban Breaches

UAE’s Abu Dhabi Updates COVID-19 Travel Procedures

Citizens and residentes of Abu Dhabi arriving in the emirate from abroad will have to take two coronavirus PCR tests, on arrival and on day 11, and quarantine for 12 days, the Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Committee said on Sunday. Arrivals from green list destinations will only take PCR tests on arrival and on days … More UAE’s Abu Dhabi Updates COVID-19 Travel Procedures

Saudi Arabia To Become Regional Hub For COVID-19 Vaccine, Supplies: KSRelief Chief

Saudi Arabia is ‘uniquely equipped and ready’ to become the regional hub for the production of coronavirus vaccines, the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSRelief) supervisor general Abdullah al – Rabeeah said on Wednesday. ‘Saudi Arabia strongly encourages regionalization of pertinent industries – particularly in the Middle East, Africa and Asia’, SPA quoted … More Saudi Arabia To Become Regional Hub For COVID-19 Vaccine, Supplies: KSRelief Chief

UAE Mandates COVID -19 Vaccines For Live Events

The United Arab Emirates said vaccinations against COVID-19 will be mandatory for people attending all ‘live events’ from June 6, as the country pushes a vaccination campaign which has consistently been on of the fastest in the world. The policy applies to all sports, cultural, social, arts exhibition, activities and events, a spokeswoman for the … More UAE Mandates COVID -19 Vaccines For Live Events

Bahrain Daily COVID -19 Deaths Hit Record As Infections Surge

Bahrain’s health ministry on Monday reported 28 deaths from COVID-19, the highest daily in the small island nation which has seen a surge in coronavirus cases to record levels. Last week, the Gulf Arab state restricted access to most public venues to immunized people after the spike in infections, which authorities, mostly blamed on large … More Bahrain Daily COVID -19 Deaths Hit Record As Infections Surge

UAE Allows Pfizer COVID-19 Dose For Emergency Use in 12 – 15 Year Olds

The United Arab Emirates has approved the Pfizer and BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use in children aged 12 – 15, the government said on Thursday, having already permitted its use for 16 years and above. The USE’s health ministry approved its use, the government’s Twitter account said. The U.S. Food and Drugs Administration on … More UAE Allows Pfizer COVID-19 Dose For Emergency Use in 12 – 15 Year Olds