Digital Vaccination Passports Likely Available Before Summer, Merkel Says

Digital vaccination certification enabling people to travel in Europe despite the coronavirus pandemic will probably be available before the summer, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said after a virtual EU Summit. ‘Everyone agreed that we need a digital vaccination certificate’, Merkel told a press conference on Thursday, adding the EU Commission would need around three months … More Digital Vaccination Passports Likely Available Before Summer, Merkel Says

Kuwait Closes Sea, Land Borders With Certain Exceptions For Citizens, Workers

Kuwait announces it will be closing its land and sea border crossings with certain exceptions made for shipping workers and returning citizens and their immediate family members and companions, according to a decision by the country’s Council of Ministers. Exceptions were made for shipping operations and workers in the divided zone, according to the announcement. … More Kuwait Closes Sea, Land Borders With Certain Exceptions For Citizens, Workers

Saudi Arabia Extends COVID-19 Restrictions On Gatherings, Events, Dining Services

Saudi Arabia will extend its COVID-19 restrictions for  20 more days starting Sunday night on gatherings, events and dining services, the official Saudi Press Agency (SPA), reported, citing a Ministry of Interior source. The decision was made with health authorities in an effort to curb the spread of the coronavirus in the Kingdom, which ha … More Saudi Arabia Extends COVID-19 Restrictions On Gatherings, Events, Dining Services

These Nations Are Opening Their Frontiers To Vaccinated Visitors: Seychelles

Last month, Seychelles become the first destinations to open its borders to vaccinated visitors. Between a four – and five hour flight from the most GCC countries, the archipelago is boosting its tourism industry by getting rid of any quarantine requirements for incoming visitors who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 – travelers just need … More These Nations Are Opening Their Frontiers To Vaccinated Visitors: Seychelles

BREAKING NEWS | Saudi Arabia Limits Social Gatherings, Suspends Indoor Entertainment And Dine – In Services To Combat Virus

RIYADH – – Saudi Arabia announced the suspension of recreational events in the Kingdom for the next 10 days to halt the spread of the coronavirus, the ministry of interior said. Venues such as cinemas and indoor entertainment establishment will be shuttered in a bid to slow the rise of COVID-19 cases. The rules are include the banning … More BREAKING NEWS | Saudi Arabia Limits Social Gatherings, Suspends Indoor Entertainment And Dine – In Services To Combat Virus

WORLD | Fire At Romanian Hospital Treating Virus Patients Kills 5

BUCHAREST – – A fire early Friday at a key hospital in Bucharest that also treats COVID-19 patients killed at least five people, authorities said. The fire broke out around 5 a.m. (0300GMT) on the ground floor of the hospital an forced the evacuation of more than 100 people. Some hospital staff could be seen … More WORLD | Fire At Romanian Hospital Treating Virus Patients Kills 5

Breaking News | Saudi Arabia Postpones End Of Travel And Port Restrictions To May 17 – SPA

RIYADH – Saudi Arabia has postponed the end of a ban on travel for its citizens and the reopening of its port from March 31 to May 17, the Saudi State News agency SPA said on Friday, citing an interior ministry official. The health minister has said that deliveries of COVID-19 vaccines are being delayed.

CORONAVIRUS ALERT | French Health Body Recommends Delaying Second Covid Shot To Six Weeks After First

PARIS – – France’s top health advisory body on Saturday recommended doubling the time between people being given the first and second Covid-19 vaccination to six weeks from three  in order to increase the number getting inoculated . The gap between the first and second injection in France is currently three weeks for people in … More CORONAVIRUS ALERT | French Health Body Recommends Delaying Second Covid Shot To Six Weeks After First

CORONAVIRUS | Saudi Arabia Reschedules COVID-19 Vaccinations Amid Pfizer Delay

RIYADH – – Saudi Arabia has rescheduled appointment for the administration of COVID-19 vaccine due Pfizer delivery delays, the Ministry of Health announced on Thursday in a tweet. Authorities said that those with appointments to receive their first dose will be rescheduled ‘due to the delay of the manufacturer in supplying the Kingdom and all … More CORONAVIRUS | Saudi Arabia Reschedules COVID-19 Vaccinations Amid Pfizer Delay

ENTERTAINMENT | Dubai Suspends Live Entertainment Permits As Covid-19 Cases Surge

MILAN – – Dubai has suspended live entertainment permits for hotels and restaurants amid a surge in COVID-19 cases according to an official circular issued by Dubai Tourism. ‘The Department observed, through field inspection, an increase in number violations during entertainment activities in hotels and restaurants. Accordingly. the Department directs all concerned in hotel establishments … More ENTERTAINMENT | Dubai Suspends Live Entertainment Permits As Covid-19 Cases Surge