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QDB launches National Guarantee Program to support private sector companies

QDB launches National Guarantee Program to support private sector companies

Qatar Development Bank (QDB) has launched the National Guarantee Programme that provides guarantees to local banks to grant interest-free loans to private companies affected by the Covid-19.
4/5/2020 8:16:26 PM
QU announces new measures to evaluate students

QU announces new measures to evaluate students

Qatar University (QU) announced new measures related to the evaluation process for students in the current Spring 2020 semester after the transition to distancing learning system
4/5/2020 7:51:15 PM
QU to host Covid-19 global virtual design, innovation competition

QU to host Covid-19 global virtual design, innovation competition

Qatar University’s College of Engineering (QU-CENG) announced the launch of Covid-19 Global Virtual Design & Innovation Competition
4/5/2020 7:41:00 PM
New York state virus toll tops 4,000 with 594 new deaths in 24 hours

New York state virus toll tops 4,000 with 594 new deaths in 24 hours

The coronavirus death toll in New York state rose to 4,159, the governor said Sunday, up from 3,565 a day prior. The spike by 594 deaths showed a slight decrease in the day-to-day number of lives lost compared to the previous day.
4/5/2020 7:31:23 PM
Doha Clinic Hospital introduces counselling hotline

Doha Clinic Hospital introduces counselling hotline

Doha Clinic Hospital has introduced a Telephone Medical Triage advice hotline on 4438 4333, for its patients and the community to provide nursing and medical counselling.
4/5/2020 7:16:14 PM
US enters 'hardest, saddest' week in coronavirus crisis

US enters 'hardest, saddest' week in coronavirus crisis

The United States enters one of the most critical weeks so far in the coronavirus crisis with the death toll exploding in New York, Michigan and Louisiana
4/5/2020 7:11:57 PM
Ashghal opens new underpass and bridge on Mesaimeer Interchange

Ashghal opens new underpass and bridge on Mesaimeer Interchange

The Public Works Authority (Ashghal) on Sunday opened a new underpass and bridge on Mesaimeer Interchange to traffic towards Al Wakra and Al Wukair from Industrial Area Road and E Ring Road in collaboration with the General Directorate of Traffic.
4/5/2020 6:21:43 PM
Covid-19 awareness:  FM broadcast in Bengali language starts

Covid-19 awareness: FM broadcast in Bengali language starts

In the context of the measures taken by the Communications Regulatory Authority (CRA) to support Qatar's efforts to limit the spread of coronavirus disease (Covid-19),
4/5/2020 6:02:01 PM
Iraqis rally to help needy families as virus hits, economy falters

Iraqis rally to help needy families as virus hits, economy falters

On an abandoned sidewalk in Baghdad, a city under strict government curfew to contain the novel coronavirus, a handful of volunteers with masks and gloves make food packages for needy families.
4/5/2020 5:40:25 PM
Spain's coronavirus death toll rises by 674 but pace keeps slowing

Spain's coronavirus death toll rises by 674 but pace keeps slowing

The rate of new coronavirus infections and deaths in Spain slowed again on Sunday as the country, suffering from one of the world's worst outbreaks of the pandemic
4/5/2020 5:23:00 PM
As coronavirus hits tourism, Wizz Air finds new role

As coronavirus hits tourism, Wizz Air finds new role

Hungarian low-cost airline Wizz Air is repatriating citizens and transporting medical equipment for east European governments
4/5/2020 4:58:01 PM
As Covid-19 deaths steady, Italy's health minister eyes next phase

As Covid-19 deaths steady, Italy's health minister eyes next phase

Italy's health minister outlined plans on Sunday for broader testing and beefed-up health services as part of a package of measures that would follow a future easing of the country's coronavirus lockdown.
4/5/2020 4:40:03 PM
Singapore reports record new cases, quarantines 20,000 migrant workers

Singapore reports record new cases, quarantines 20,000 migrant workers

Singapore reported 120 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, by far its highest daily rise, and quarantined nearly 20,000 migrant workers in their dormitories.
4/5/2020 4:26:45 PM
UK will tighten coronavirus restrictions if people flout rules: health minister

UK will tighten coronavirus restrictions if people flout rules: health minister

Britain will have to impose further restrictions on outdoor exercise if people flout lockdown rules designed to curb transmission of the coronavirus, Health Secretary Matt Hancock said on Sunday.
4/5/2020 2:39:23 PM
QC Chairman: Private sector's performance in crisis proves its successful partnership with the government in the development process

QC Chairman: Private sector's performance in crisis proves its successful partnership with the government in the development process

HE Chairman of Qatar Chamber Sheikh Khalifa bin Jassim bin Mohammed Al-Thani said that Qatar Chamber, as the representative of the private sector, has undertaken a set of measures ...
4/5/2020 2:30:48 PM
Kuwait reports 77 new coronavirus cases, tally at 556

Kuwait reports 77 new coronavirus cases, tally at 556

The Kuwaiti Ministry of Health announced, Sunday, that 77 people were infected by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the last 24 hours, bringing the total to 556 confirmed cases.
4/5/2020 2:22:11 PM
After the virus: What world will we live in?

After the virus: What world will we live in?

One day, the battle against the novel coronavirus will be won. But the world that emerges may look very different from the one we lived in before the pandemic began.
4/5/2020 2:03:52 PM
Dozens fined after car rally held in Australia amid Covid-19 rules

Dozens fined after car rally held in Australia amid Covid-19 rules

Australian police have issued dozens of fines after a large car rally was held in a Brisbane suburb despite strict coronavirus pandemic restrictions.
4/5/2020 12:57:12 PM
Second Greek migrant camp under virus lockdown: officials

Second Greek migrant camp under virus lockdown: officials

Officials in Greece on Sunday placed a second migrant camp near Athens under lockdown after an Afghan resident tested positive for the coronavirus, the migration ministry said.
4/5/2020 11:41:38 AM
Quibi launching Hollywood 'on the go' streaming amid lockdown

Quibi launching Hollywood 'on the go' streaming amid lockdown

Quibi, the multi-billion-dollar streaming platform launching Monday, is betting it can transform entertainment with short, Hollywood-quality clips to watch ‘on the go’ -- even as much of the world is trapped at home.
4/5/2020 11:18:43 AM
China rights lawyer released after five years in jail

China rights lawyer released after five years in jail

A leading Chinese human rights lawyer has been released from prison after almost five years behind bars, his wife said Sunday.
4/5/2020 9:59:07 AM
Trump denies 'piracy' over 200,000 missing masks destined for Berlin

Trump denies 'piracy' over 200,000 missing masks destined for Berlin

US President Donald Trump on Saturday denied accusations of ‘piracy’ over an order of 200,000 respirator masks destined for Berlin that German officials said went missing ...
4/5/2020 9:38:51 AM
Brazil lawmakers pass 'war budget' as coronavirus cases top 10,000

Brazil lawmakers pass 'war budget' as coronavirus cases top 10,000

Brazil's lower house of Congress approved a constitutional amendment for a ‘war budget’ to separate coronavirus-related spending from the government's main budget and shield the economy ...
4/5/2020 9:03:48 AM
Campaigns focus on ensuring safety of food products

Campaigns focus on ensuring safety of food products

Health inspectors from various municipalities across the country have continued with their intensive inspection and awareness campaigns in different parts of the country to ensure the safety of food products.
4/5/2020 3:01:20 AM
Qatar panel distributes food parcels to needy Gaza families

Qatar panel distributes food parcels to needy Gaza families

HE the Chairman of the Qatar Committee for the Reconstruction of Gaza ambassador Mohamed al-Emadi announced yesterday the distribution of food parcels to hundreds of needy families in the Gaza Strip, in co-ordination with Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD).
4/5/2020 3:00:00 AM
Amir sends cable of congratulations to Senegal leader

Amir sends cable of congratulations to Senegal leader

Qatar condemns stabbing incident in France
4/5/2020 2:58:41 AM
Katara, partners to distribute five tonnes of vegetables daily

Katara, partners to distribute five tonnes of vegetables daily

Katara - the Culture Village Foundation (Katara) has launched a campaign that involves the distribution of five tonnes of vegetables daily among the needy.
4/5/2020 2:57:05 AM
Coronavirus mass testing to begin from April 14

Coronavirus mass testing to begin from April 14

The government plans to start massive testing for the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) by April 14, when the Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine is scheduled to end.
4/5/2020 2:57:00 AM
Power grid operators on alert ahead of ‘blackout’

Power grid operators on alert ahead of ‘blackout’

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s appeal to citizens to switch off lights across the country today to mark the coronavirus fight is generating a lot more work and some tough challenges for India’s power sector workers.
4/5/2020 2:55:59 AM
Katara sterilises premises

Katara sterilises premises

A sterilisation campaign has been carried out across Katara - the Cultural Village in co-operation with the Ministry of Municipality and Environment.
4/5/2020 2:55:21 AM
Msheireb Downtown Doha cleans up to ensure healthy surroundings

Msheireb Downtown Doha cleans up to ensure healthy surroundings

A sterilisation campaign has been carried out at Msheireb Downtown Doha as part of the precautionary measures taken around the country.
4/5/2020 2:53:41 AM
50,000 coronavirus cases expected by April 25, Supreme Court told

50,000 coronavirus cases expected by April 25, Supreme Court told

The government has submitted to the Supreme Court a report on its national action plan for combating the coronavirus pandemic spreading across the country. In its report, the government detailed the situation arising in the wake of the pandemic and the severity of suspected cases.
4/5/2020 2:52:38 AM