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New virus cases in China, New Zealand sound pandemic alarm

New virus cases in China, New Zealand sound pandemic alarm

More than two dozen new coronavirus cases in China and the first New Zealand infections in almost a month on Tuesday underlined the immense challenges still ahead in containing the deadly pandemic ...

Pandemic accelerating in Africa, test kits needed, WHO says

Pandemic accelerating in Africa, test kits needed, WHO says

The coronavirus pandemic is accelerating in Africa, spreading to rural areas after international travellers brought it to capital cities, the World Health Organization said on Thursday.

MoPH reports 1476 new cases, 1918 recoveries and 3 deaths

MoPH reports 1476 new cases, 1918 recoveries and 3 deaths

The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) announced Thursday 1,476 new confirmed cases of Covid-19, as many as 1,918 new recoveries and three new deaths in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of recoveries in Qatar to 51,331.

Infection rate is receding but do not drop guard: MoPH

Infection rate is receding but do not drop guard: MoPH

Qatar has “started to pass the peak stage” of Covid-19 but the “height of the pandemic may return if the society slackens in applying precautions”, a senior health ministry official has said.

Can we safely resume sporting events amid the Covid-19 pandemic?

Can we safely resume sporting events amid the Covid-19 pandemic?

The outbreak of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) has affected sports and entertainment events across the world. Major tournaments have been indefinitely suspended or postponed, and in some cases cancelled.

Eight US states cast ballots on biggest voting day since coronavirus pandemic

Eight US states cast ballots on biggest voting day since coronavirus pandemic

Eight states and the District of Columbia hold primary elections on Tuesday, the biggest test yet of officials' readiness to manage a surge of mail ballots and the safety risks of in-person voting ...

World virus cases top 6 million as leaders disagree on pandemic response

World virus cases top 6 million as leaders disagree on pandemic response

The number of coronavirus cases worldwide topped six million Sunday, with Brazil registering another record surge in daily infections as divisions deepened on how to deal with the pandemic.

Venice film fest a 'sign of hope' for world cinema

Venice film fest a 'sign of hope' for world cinema

The decision to hold the Venice Film Festival despite the coronavirus pandemic is being hailed as a ‘sign of hope’ for the movie world after months of closed cinemas, shuttered film sets and cancelled galas.

GU-Q Pandemic Panels harness QF expertise to discuss road to recovery

GU-Q Pandemic Panels harness QF expertise to discuss road to recovery

Top scholars from Georgetown University in Qatar (GU-Q) in the fields of history, political science, ethics, Gulf studies, and theology have come together to examine the most pressing issues of the Covid-19 crisis ...

Over 8 million Thais at risk of losing jobs due to virus pandemic

Over 8 million Thais at risk of losing jobs due to virus pandemic

Around 8.4 million Thais are at risk of unemployment this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, Thosaporn Sirisumphand, chief of the National Economic and Social Development Council, said on Thursday.

India evacuates thousands threatened by cyclone amid coronavirus pandemic

India evacuates thousands threatened by cyclone amid coronavirus pandemic

India began evacuating thousands of villagers and halted port operations ahead of a cyclone expected to hit its east coast this week, officials said on Monday ...

Pandemic won't affect start of new school year, says official

Pandemic won't affect start of new school year, says official

The coronavirus pandemic will not affect the start of the new school year in Qatar, a senior official said on Thursday.