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Travel curbs expand as more cases reported

Travel curbs expand as more cases reported

Hong Kong expanded a ban on entry for non-residents from several countries as global health authorities raced to curb a potential outbreak of the Omicron virus, while Australia's cabinet will review containment steps on Tuesday after five tested positive.

WHO meeting on Friday to designate new Covid variant

WHO meeting on Friday to designate new Covid variant

The World Health Organization is convening an experts' meeting from Geneva at midday (1100 GMT) on Friday to assess the new COVID-19 variant B.1.1.529 amid growing concern, WHO spokesperson Christian Lindmeier said.

Cityscape Qatar 2nd day highlights country’s leading project launches, developer announcements

Cityscape Qatar 2nd day highlights country’s leading project launches, developer announcements

The second day of Cityscape Qatar 2021 highlighted a number of new projects and developer launches happening across the country.

Qatar teams up with WHO for healthy, safe World Cup

Qatar teams up with WHO for healthy, safe World Cup

The World Health Organisation (WHO) and Qatar on Monday launched a new multi-year collaboration to make the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, a beacon for physical and mental health promotion, and also a model for ensuring future mega sport events are healthy and safe.

WHO thanks Qatar for facilitating delivery of critical health supplies to Kabul

WHO thanks Qatar for facilitating delivery of critical health supplies to Kabul

Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tuesday thanked Qatar for facilitating the delivery of critical WHO health supplies to Kabul, Afghanistan

WHO proposes fresh coronavirus mission to China and lab audits

WHO proposes fresh coronavirus mission to China and lab audits

The World Health Organization on Friday proposed a second phase of studies into the origins of the coronavirus in China, including audits of laboratories and markets in Wuhan, calling for transparency from authorities.

ACS Doha celebrates a year at its Al Kheesa Campus

ACS Doha celebrates a year at its Al Kheesa Campus

ACS International School Doha has held a ceremony to mark the completion of its first year at its new campus in Al Kheesa.

QRCS supervises WHO polio vaccination for Syria children

QRCS supervises WHO polio vaccination for Syria children

A World Health Organisation (WHO) polio vaccination drive, being monitored by Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) with strict Covid-19 preventive measures, benefitted some 860,499 under five years-old children across Idlib and Aleppo.

WHO re-checks research on when coronavirus first surfaced in Italy

WHO re-checks research on when coronavirus first surfaced in Italy

Samples from a study suggesting the coronavirus was circulating outside China by October 2019 have been re-tested at the World Health Organization's (WHO) request, two scientists who led the Italian research said.

WHO urges caution over removing mask mandate for vaccinated people

WHO urges caution over removing mask mandate for vaccinated people

The World Health Organization on Friday said local conditions needed to be taken into account if a country is planning to allow vaccinated people not to wear masks in public.

Rich nations urged to donate shots instead of vaccinating kids

Rich nations urged to donate shots instead of vaccinating kids

The World Health Organisation Friday urged rich countries to reconsider plans to vaccinate children and instead donate Covid-19 shots to the Covax scheme that shares them with poorer nations.

Variant among accelerators of India's Covid explosion: WHO top scientist

Variant among accelerators of India's Covid explosion: WHO top scientist

A Covid-19 variant spreading in India is more contagious and it is feared it could be dodging some vaccine protections, contributing to the country's explosive outbreak, the World Health Organization's chief scientist said Saturday.