LIFESTYLE | Moscow Opens Its Biggest Outdoor Ice Rink For Winter Amid Pandemic

RIYADH - - Across town one ice rink has been converted into a COVID-19 hospital, but some Moscow residents took to the ice late on Friday as the city's biggest outdoor rink opened for winter during the pandemic. The rink in the Soviet - era VDNKh amusement park in northern Moscow opened its doors despite … Continue reading LIFESTYLE | Moscow Opens Its Biggest Outdoor Ice Rink For Winter Amid Pandemic

Saudi Health Minister: We Have Allocated Half A Billion Dollars For COVID-19 Research

Saudi Arabia has allocated half a billion dollars for vaccine research, said Kingdom’s Minister of Health Dr.Tawfiq al-Rabiah during a G20 roundtable discussion of Friday entitled ‘G20 to protect people’s lives’. He participated along with Dr. Abdulaziz Al-Wasil, the Saudi Permanent Representative in Geneva, Abdulaziz al-Rasheed the Assistant Minister for International Affairs and Financial Policies … Continue reading Saudi Health Minister: We Have Allocated Half A Billion Dollars For COVID-19 Research

CORONAVIRUS | Fauci Says He Will Take New Pfizer Vaccine if FDA Approves It

WASHINGTON - - U.S. infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci said he will take Pfizer Inc.’s new coronavirus vaccine if the Food and Drug Administration approves it and that he has confidence in the company and the government agency. Asked on MSNBC if he would take the vaccine, Fauci said: ‘I’m going to look at the … Continue reading CORONAVIRUS | Fauci Says He Will Take New Pfizer Vaccine if FDA Approves It

CORONAVIRUS ALERT | France Reports 271 New Covid-19 Deaths

PARIS | FRANCE - - The number of people to die in French hospitals from coronavirus rose by 271 over the last 24 hours, bringing the total deaths to 40, 439, data from the health ministry showed. The ministry reported a total of 1,7878,324 confirmed COVID-19 cases, up 38,619 from Saturday when the total increased … Continue reading CORONAVIRUS ALERT | France Reports 271 New Covid-19 Deaths

CORONAVIRUS ALERT | UAE Announces 1,292 New COVID-19 Cases

DUBAI – UAE’s Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) said it registered on Friday 1,292 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of recorded cases in the UAE to 139,891. The new number were announced after the minister conducted 137,606 new COVID-19 test over the past 24 hours. The Ministry said in a statement that … Continue reading CORONAVIRUS ALERT | UAE Announces 1,292 New COVID-19 Cases

CORONAVIRUS | AstraZenca Aims To BRING Non – U.S. Vaccine Data Before The FDA

MILAN - - AstraZenca will start discussing emergency approval of its experimental COVID-19 vaccine with U.S. regulators one it has good trial fata from Britain, South Africa and Brazil, as it has no indication the watchdog would favour U.S. data. If and when AstraZenca reaches the first statistically reliable efficacy and safety results from those … Continue reading CORONAVIRUS | AstraZenca Aims To BRING Non – U.S. Vaccine Data Before The FDA

CORONAVIRUS ALERT | Virus Cases Set To Rise In Saudi Arabia, Warns Health Chief

Saudi health chief on Monday warned members of the public to prepare for an increase in the number of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases in the Kingdom. With infection rates on the rise throughout the world, changing weather conditions, and people dropping their guard over safety precautions, Ministry of Health officials predicted an upsurge in cases … Continue reading CORONAVIRUS ALERT | Virus Cases Set To Rise In Saudi Arabia, Warns Health Chief

HEALTH | Spain Considers Curfews To Fight New Coronavirus Wave

MADRID – The Spanish government is considering new restrictions, including possible curfew, in hard-hit regions like Madrid to tackle a new wave of coronavirus contagion, Health Minister Salvador Illa said on Tuesday. The country, which has Western Europe’s highest case load, is likely to surpass one million infections this week and several regions have toughened … Continue reading HEALTH | Spain Considers Curfews To Fight New Coronavirus Wave

HEALTH | WHO Study Finds Remdesivir Didn’t Help COVID-19 Patients

GENEVA – A large study led by the World Health Organization suggests that the antiviral drug Remdesivir did not help hospitalized COVID-19 patients, in contrast to an earlier study that made the medicine a standard of care in the United States and many other countries. The results announced Friday do not negate the previous ones, … Continue reading HEALTH | WHO Study Finds Remdesivir Didn’t Help COVID-19 Patients