Gulf Times - Covid-19-pandemic
No spectators at Tokyo 2020 'least risky' option, experts warn

No spectators at Tokyo 2020 'least risky' option, experts warn

Japanese medical experts warned on Friday that holding the Olympics during the Covid-19 pandemic could increase infections and said banning spectators was the least risky option, setting the stage for a possible face-off with organisers.

Japan extends Covid-19 state of emergency ahead of Games

Japan extends Covid-19 state of emergency ahead of Games

Japan on Friday extended a state of emergency in Tokyo and other areas by about three weeks to June 20 as the Covid-19 pandemic shows no signs of easing less than two months before the Summer Olympics open.

Al-Kuwari meets Minister of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan

Al-Kuwari meets Minister of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan

HE the Minister of Commerce and Industry, Ali bin Ahmed al-Kuwari received in his office Sunday Abdulaziz Kamilov, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan, currently visiting the country.

Opportunities in flexible value-added chains for petrochemical, fertiliser industries

Opportunities in flexible value-added chains for petrochemical, fertiliser industries

The Covid-19 pandemic and the global "lockdown" (since early 2020) have imposed unprecedented challenges that may work to restructure the petrochemical and chemical fertiliser industry in general, especially in producing countries.

Qatar Charity distributes food aid to Covid-19 hit households in Kosovo

Qatar Charity distributes food aid to Covid-19 hit households in Kosovo

Qatar Charity (QC), with the support from benefactors in Qatar, distributed food aid to 2,000 needy families in Kosovo to help them meet their essential needs during winter in light of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Covid-19 probe team in China visits animal health facility

Covid-19 probe team in China visits animal health facility

A team of investigators led by the World Health Organization (WHO) arrived on Tuesday at an animal health facility in China's central city of Wuhan in the search for clues about the origins of the Covid-19 pandemic.

300% surge in smokers wanting to quit

300% surge in smokers wanting to quit

The Covid-19 pandemic has caused a 300% spike in the number of people who wish to quit smoking, says Dr Jamal Bashi, smoking cessation specialist at Hamad Medical Corporation's Tobacco Control Center

Qatar economy achieves highest credit ratings globally

Qatar economy achieves highest credit ratings globally

Qatar’s economy achieved top credit ratings globally in 2020, showing remarkable resilience and efficiency during crises, such as the Covid-19 pandemic and the slump in oil prices, Qatar Chamber said

95% response rate for HMC's Urgent Consultation Service

95% response rate for HMC's Urgent Consultation Service

Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) has achieved 95% response rate for its Urgent Consultation Service since its launch during the Covid-19 pandemic.

WCM-Q research examines implications of telehealth surge during pandemic

WCM-Q research examines implications of telehealth surge during pandemic

The Institute for Population Health of Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar has published a scientific review of research detailing the dramatic upswing in the use of telehealth services prompted by the Covid-19 pandemic.

WCM-Q explores legal issues arising from telemedicine boom during pandemic

WCM-Q explores legal issues arising from telemedicine boom during pandemic

The legal implications of the dramatic rise in the use of telemedicine during the global Covid-19 pandemic were discussed at the latest installment of Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar’s (WCM-Q) Intersection of Law & Medicine series.

Pandemic dents global success in air connectivity

Pandemic dents global success in air connectivity

Air connectivity is vital for the proper functioning of a modern economy. It links markets and people through city-pair connections that serve as virtual bridges, supporting the flows of key economic activities across markets.