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Worldwide lockdown hardens as Spain sees deadliest day

Worldwide lockdown hardens as Spain sees deadliest day

Tightened lockdowns across the planet saw nearly half of humanity told to stay at home in a bid to stem the spiralling coronavirus pandemic, as Spain recorded its deadliest day ...

Startups under Qatar SportsTech develop devices to assess health, wellbeing

Startups under Qatar SportsTech develop devices to assess health, wellbeing

Two international tech startups under the Qatar SportsTech (QST), an initiative of Qatar Development Bank (QDB), are developing products aimed at helping people assess their level of health and wellbeing.

Facebook offers $100 mn to help virus-hit news media

Facebook offers $100 mn to help virus-hit news media

Facebook said Monday it was donating $100 million to support news organisations globally hurting from the coronavirus pandemic, citing the need for reliable information about the crisis.

Ashghal intensifies health, safety steps at project sites, workers' housing

Ashghal intensifies health, safety steps at project sites, workers' housing

The Public Works Authority (Ashghal), as part of preventive and precautionary measures to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19), has intensified its efforts to inspect the workers’ accommodation and project sites.

Health expert lauds Qatar’s potential as regional medical tourism hub

Health expert lauds Qatar’s potential as regional medical tourism hub

Qatar has the potential to attract local and international clients as a major medical tourism hub in the region, a health expert has said.

Tech volunteers use 3D printers to make crucial virus masks

Tech volunteers use 3D printers to make crucial virus masks

3D printer owners across Britain have answered the call of health leaders by teaming up to produce thousands of face visors to protect medical workers from being infected with coronavirus.

Germany says widespread testing keeping virus deaths low

Germany says widespread testing keeping virus deaths low

Germany is testing up to 500,000 people a week for the new coronavirus, a virologist said Thursday, adding that early detection has been key in keeping the country's death rate relatively low.

Nine doctors die from coronavirus in Philippines

Nine doctors die from coronavirus in Philippines

Nine doctors have died in the Philippines from the coronavirus, the country's top medical association said Thursday, as hospitals were overwhelmed and medics complained about a lack of protection on the frontlines.

G20 leaders seek unity as virus hits US economy

G20 leaders seek unity as virus hits US economy

World leaders held emergency online talks Thursday to build a united front against the coronavirus pandemic that has claimed more than 21,000 lives and triggered fears of an economic collapse ...

Prince Charles tests positive for coronavirus

Prince Charles tests positive for coronavirus

Prince Charles, the eldest son and heir to Queen Elizabeth II, is showing mild symptoms of the new coronavirus but ‘otherwise remains in good health’, his office said on Wednesday.

Indians race for supplies as coronavirus lockdown bites

Indians race for supplies as coronavirus lockdown bites

Anxious Indians raced for essentials on Wednesday as an unprecedented 21-day lockdown across the nation of 1.3 billion people all but emptied normally traffic-choked roads.

US Congress, negotiators reach deal on $2 trillion coronavirus aid package

US Congress, negotiators reach deal on $2 trillion coronavirus aid package

The Senate and White House have reached agreement on a $2 trillion stimulus package for the US economy and millions of Americans ravaged by the coronavirus crisis, top lawmakers said early Wednesday.