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Philippines expands travel ban to limit spread of coronavirus variant

Philippines expands travel ban to limit spread of coronavirus variant

The Philippines will ban travellers from 19 countries and territories until mid-January as a measure to keep out a new variant of the coronavirus, its transport ministry said on Tuesday.

India finds six cases of new coronavirus variant in UK arrivals

India finds six cases of new coronavirus variant in UK arrivals

India has found six people who returned from Britain in recent weeks infected with a more infectious strain of the coronavirus that has prompted a wave of panic and border closures around the world.

US House approves $2,000 coronavirus aid checks sought by Trump

US House approves $2,000 coronavirus aid checks sought by Trump

The Democratic-led US House of Representatives voted 275-134 to meet President Donald Trump's demand for $2,000 Covid-19 relief checks on Monday, sending the measure on to an uncertain future ...

Good turnout for Covid-19 vaccination

Good turnout for Covid-19 vaccination

The ongoing first phase of the Covid-19 vaccination campaign in Qatar continues to witness an increasing turnout of citizens and residents from among the priority groups, the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) tweeted on Sunday.

MoPH reports 129 new Covid-19 cases, 138 recoveries

MoPH reports 129 new Covid-19 cases, 138 recoveries

The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) reported Friday 129 new confirmed cases of coronavirus (Covid-19) during the last 24 hours, of which 98 were from community and 31 from travellers returning from abroad who are subject to quarantine.

US will require negative Covid-19 tests for all UK passengers — CDC

US will require negative Covid-19 tests for all UK passengers — CDC

The US government will require all airline passengers arriving from the United Kingdom to test negative for Covid-19 within 72 hours of departure starting Monday amid concerns about a new coronavirus variant that may be more transmissible.

Qatar embassy delivers new batch of medical aid to El Salvador

Qatar embassy delivers new batch of medical aid to El Salvador

The embassy of Qatar in El Salvador handed over the last batch of aid, equipment and medical supplies provided by Qatar Fund for Development to El Salvador to support it facing the global health emergency and fighting the Covid-19 pandemic.

MoPH reports 140,129 total Covid recoveries

MoPH reports 140,129 total Covid recoveries

The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) announced on Tuesday 149 new confirmed cases of coronavirus (Covid-19) during the last 24 hours, of which 122 are from community cases ...

Pfizer-BionTech Covid-19 vaccine only for people aged 16 and older

Pfizer-BionTech Covid-19 vaccine only for people aged 16 and older

The Pfizer and BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine has been approved for emergency use by the Department of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Control in the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH).

 UK cut off over fears about new Covid strain

UK cut off over fears about new Covid strain

The United Kingdom stood shut off from the rest of Europe on Monday after allies cut transport ties over fears of a new coronavirus strain, sowing chaos for families, truckers and supermarkets just days before the Brexit cliff edge.

India hits 10 million coronavirus cases but pace slows

India hits 10 million coronavirus cases but pace slows

India exceeded 10 million infections of the new coronavirus on Saturday, much later than predicted only a month ago as the pace of infections slow, despite many in the country giving up on masks and social distancing.

Campaign recognises work of healthcare heroes amid Covid-19

Campaign recognises work of healthcare heroes amid Covid-19

‘Letters for Good’ is a campaign initiated by Riya Mahajan, a young student in Qatar, to say thanks to healthcare workers during the Covid-19 pandemic.