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Going to school benefits students on many fronts

Going to school benefits students on many fronts

The decision to implement the 50% rotating education system where all students have to attend schools every other week is in response to the demand of many parents who have discovered the shortcomings of remote learning, a senior official of the Ministry of Education and Higher Education told Qatar

The rise of travel bubbles

The rise of travel bubbles

For countries still battling with high levels of Covid-19 spreading inside the country (such as the UK and the US) recovery is not yet on the horizon for their respective aviation industries.

Risk-free travel a myth; but research shows air travel less-risky

Risk-free travel a myth; but research shows air travel less-risky

Risk-free travel is just a myth. No travel is completely risk-free. But reliable studies have pointed to low incidence of inflight Covid-19 transmission, dispelling theories that flight cabins are highly unsafe for travel during the pandemic.

Ministry of Education approves rotating attendance system for school students

Ministry of Education approves rotating attendance system for school students

Based on the public health indicators related to Covid-19 and the continuous monitoring and evaluation of the educational process in light of the pandemic, and within the framework of the general situation data.

Thailand welcomes first tourists since March

Thailand welcomes first tourists since March

Thailand has welcomed its first group of tourists in seven months, as part of an experiment aimed at testing if a wider opening is possible as the coronavirus cripples the kingdom's economy.

Australia evacuates crew from coronavirus infected livestock vessel

Australia evacuates crew from coronavirus infected livestock vessel

Australian officials were evacuating workers from a Kuwaiti-flagged livestock ship docked off the country's west coast on Tuesday after at least half the 52 crew tested positive for Covid-19.

India posts lowest daily new coronavirus cases in nearly three months

India posts lowest daily new coronavirus cases in nearly three months

India posted its lowest daily coronavirus caseload in nearly three months, data from the health ministry showed on Tuesday, as new cases maintained decreasing trend from a peak in September.

Covid-19 prevention at schools a success

Covid-19 prevention at schools a success

Most of the Covid-19 cases discovered at schools in Qatar, came often from outside, Dr Yousef al-Maslamani, medical director of Hamad General Hospital, told Qatar TV yesterday.

Temporary traffic closure on Dukhan Highway

Temporary traffic closure on Dukhan Highway

The Public Works Authority (Ashghal) has announced a temporary traffic closure on Dukhan Highway towards Dukhan from 11pm tomorrow (Tuesday) until 4am Wednesday.

Symposium examines psychological safety for simulation-based medical education

Symposium examines psychological safety for simulation-based medical education

Experts in medical education from across the Middle East and Europe convened for an online symposium hosted by Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) to discuss the latest trends in simulation-based learning, including the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

QU and QBRI explore repurposing tumour drugs for Covid treatment

QU and QBRI explore repurposing tumour drugs for Covid treatment

In a collaborative effort, scientists from Qatar Biomedical Research Institute (QBRI) and Qatar University (QU) have been exploring the possibility of repurposing anti-tumour drugs for Covid-19 treatment.

MOPH reports 240 new Covid-19 cases, 244 recoveries

MOPH reports 240 new Covid-19 cases, 244 recoveries

The Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) announced on Monday 240 new confirmed cases of Covid-19, in the last 24 hours, of which 215 are from community cases and 25 from travellers returning from abroad.