Brazil Study Suggests AstraZeneca Vaccine Is Effective Against Brazil COVID-19 Variant

Preliminary studies suggest the AstraZenca vaccine will protect against the P1 variant of the coronavirus, Mauricio Zuma, the head of production at Brazil’s Fiocruz biomedical institute said on Monday, confirming a Reuters report on Friday. The Brazil variant is worrying experts because it is highly contagious and has led several countries to ban travel from … More Brazil Study Suggests AstraZeneca Vaccine Is Effective Against Brazil COVID-19 Variant

Oman Suspends Entry Of Travelers From Several Countries Amid COVID-19 Spike

Oman has announced it is suspending entry of travellers from  several countries, including Sudan and Lebanon, amid a recent spike in coronavirus cases. The suspension of entry for travellers will include the following countries: Sudan, Lebanon, Brazil, South Africa, Nigeria, Tanzania, Ghana, Ethiopia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone. ‘The suspension of entry will also apply to … More Oman Suspends Entry Of Travelers From Several Countries Amid COVID-19 Spike

BREAKING NEWS | ‘Great Day For Humanity’: Pfizer Says COVID-19 Vaccine Over 90% Effective

MILAN  – – Pfizer said on Monday its experimental COVID-19 vaccine was more than 90% effective,  a major victory in the fight against a pandemic that has killed more than a million people, battered the world’s economy and upended daily life. Pfizer and German partner BioTech  are the first drugmakers to release successful data from … More BREAKING NEWS | ‘Great Day For Humanity’: Pfizer Says COVID-19 Vaccine Over 90% Effective

CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC | These Malls In Dubai Are Now Providing COVID-19 PCR Tests

Residents in Dubai can now get a Covid-19 PCR test done in a few of the emirate’s shopping malls. The latest announcement made by the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) states that residents will be able to book appointments for COVID-19 test at malls across Dubai where PCR testing stations have been set up. Currently, these … More CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC | These Malls In Dubai Are Now Providing COVID-19 PCR Tests

TRAVEL ALERT | U.K. To Make Announcement On Airport Testing Later On Wednesday: Shapps

LONDON – British transport minister Grant Shapps said he will make an announcement later on Wednesday regarding COVID-19 testing at airports which could lead to the U.K.’s 14-day quarantine period for travellers being shortened. ‘I will be making the announcement later today to parliament but it involves a task force. So looking at the systems … More TRAVEL ALERT | U.K. To Make Announcement On Airport Testing Later On Wednesday: Shapps

BREAKING NEWS | COVID-19 Vaccine May Be Ready By Year-End, Says WHO’s Tedros

GENEVA – A vaccine against COVID-19 may be ready by year-end, the head of the World Health Organization said on Tuesday. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus called for solidarity and political commitment by all leaders to ensure equal distribution of vaccines when they become available. ‘We will need vaccines and there is hope that by … More BREAKING NEWS | COVID-19 Vaccine May Be Ready By Year-End, Says WHO’s Tedros

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

HEALTH | WHO To Travelers – Keep An Eye On ‘Anywhere And Everywhere’ COVID-19

Geneva – The World Health Organization on Tuesday urged travelers to wear masks on planes and keep themselves informed as COVID-19 cases surge again in some countries, prompting new restrictions in places like Australia. Spokeswoman Margaret Harris urged people not to be cough off-guard by resurgent local epidemics and quarantine measures, saying: ‘If it’s anywhere, … More HEALTH | WHO To Travelers – Keep An Eye On ‘Anywhere And Everywhere’ COVID-19

CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC | Global Coronavirus Cases Exceed 11 Million

WASHINGTON – Global coronavirus cases exceeded 11 million on Friday, according to a Reuters tally, marking another milestone in the spread of the disease that has killed more than half a million people in seven months. The number of cases is more than double the figure for severe influenza illnesses recorded annually, according to the … More CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC | Global Coronavirus Cases Exceed 11 Million

NEWS ALERT | Saudi Arabia Reports 4,233 New Cases, Highest Daily Rise So Far

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – Saudi Arabia reported 3,233 new cases of coronavirus and 40 COVID-19 deaths, raising the total number of cases in the Kingdom to 127, 541 and the virus – related death toll to 972, the Ministry of Health said on Sunday. The new cases were the highest number of daily reported … More NEWS ALERT | Saudi Arabia Reports 4,233 New Cases, Highest Daily Rise So Far