Gulf Times - COVID-19
QRCS extends support to primary healthcare facilities in Afghanistan

QRCS extends support to primary healthcare facilities in Afghanistan

The representation office of Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) in Afghanistan has initiated a project to combat Covid-19 by providing personal protective supplies for 300 health workers

India's coronavirus death toll passes 100,000 with no sign of an end

India's coronavirus death toll passes 100,000 with no sign of an end

India’s death toll from the novel coronavirus rose past 100,000 on Saturday, only the third country in the world to reach that bleak milestone, after the United States and Brazil, and its epidemic shows no sign of abating.

Fines and business closures among new Iran Covid-19 restrictions

Fines and business closures among new Iran Covid-19 restrictions

Concealing one’s Covid-19 infection should carry the severest penalty, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday in announcing new measures to stem a rapid rise in cases.

Trump to spend days at military hospital after Covid-19 diagnosis

Trump to spend days at military hospital after Covid-19 diagnosis

Roughly 17 hours after he made his diagnosis public, Trump walked slowly from the White House to a waiting helicopter to be taken to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland.

MoPH reports 175 Covid-19 cases, one death

MoPH reports 175 Covid-19 cases, one death

The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) on Saturday reported 175 new confirmed cases of coronavirus (Covid-19) during the last 24 hours, of which 155 are from community cases

QU Law Clinic launches international project on legal implications of Covid-19 crisis

QU Law Clinic launches international project on legal implications of Covid-19 crisis

The Law Clinic at Qatar University (QU) College of Law has launched a unique project in collaboration with 30 different clinics from 20 countries.

Trump and wife Melania test positive for Covid-19

Trump and wife Melania test positive for Covid-19

US President Donald Trump said on Friday that he and his wife Melania had tested positive for Covid-19 and were going into quarantine, upending the race for the White House.

Europe's worst infection hotspot Madrid heads for lockdown

Europe's worst infection hotspot Madrid heads for lockdown

Madrid will become the first European capital to go back into lockdown in coming days after the region's leader reluctantly agreed on Thursday to obey a central government order to ban non-essential travel to and from the Spanish capital.

Systematic pre-departure Covid-19 testing helps restore air connectivity

Systematic pre-departure Covid-19 testing helps restore air connectivity

Re-establishing global air connectivity is essential to kick-start the global economy, which is currently under lockdown because of the impact of Covid-19.

Japanese researchers trial early warning test for acute Covid-19 cases

Japanese researchers trial early warning test for acute Covid-19 cases

Japanese researchers have developed a blood test they say appears to serve as an early warning system for serious cases of Covid-19, and deployed 500 prototype machines to trial its effectiveness nationwide.

Russia agrees to supply 35mn doses of Covid-19 vaccine to Uzbekistan

Russia agrees to supply 35mn doses of Covid-19 vaccine to Uzbekistan

Russia's sovereign wealth fund said on Friday it had agreed to supply up to 35 million doses of the Russian experimental vaccine against Covid-19 to Uzbekistan's Laxisam, a pharmaceutical company.

Airlines prepare for pre-flight testing to restart aviation

Airlines prepare for pre-flight testing to restart aviation

Rapid and affordable antigen tests that can be administered by non-medical staff are expected to become available in the “coming weeks” and should be rolled out under globally agreed standards, IATA’s CEO Alexandre de Juniac reiterated.