Tags : coronavirus

IMF, WB, WHO, WTO concerned over ‘vaccine inequity’

GENEVA / WASHINGTON: At its third meeting, the Multilateral Leaders Taskforce on COVID-19 (MLT) the heads of the International Monetary Fund, World Bank Group, World Health Organization, and World Trade Organization met with the leaders of the African Vaccine Acquisition Trust (AVAT), Africa CDC, Gavi, and UNICEF to tackle obstacles to rapidly scale-up vaccines in […]...Read More

An Innovation for the books – Masks from Trees

Meet Nitin Vas, an environmental activist from Mangaluru, Karnataka, who has invented a one-of-a-kind product: a seed-filled single-use mask.  As a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, face masks have become the new normal around the world. Although wearing a mask is necessary to prevent the infection from spreading, many individuals neglect the environmental impact of […]...Read More

Abu Dhabi announces achieving objectives of National Sterilisation Programme, its

ABU DHABI: The Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Committee has announced the National Sterilisation Programme in Abu Dhabi emirate has achieved its objectives and will conclude today, Thursday, 19th August 2021. The committee thanks the public for its cooperation and advises all community members to continue to adhere to precautionary measures to protect public […]...Read More

With 158.24 doses for every 100 persons, UAE maintains global

ABU DHABI – The UAE is addressing the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic through a solid national infrastructure and skilled human resources who are fully capable of addressing its repercussions, supported by an aware and committed community, stated Dr. Farida Al Hosani, Official Spokesperson of the UAE Health Sector. During the media briefing on the coronavirus pandemic, […]...Read More

Unilabs, has created a PCR test to identify Delta variant

GENEVA – Unilabs, the leading European diagnostic services provider, has created a new PCR test that can specifically identify the new, more infectious Delta variant, and is working with health authorities to optimise public health measures accordingly. “With the Delta variant spreading fast, and well on its way to becoming the dominant strain of Covid-19 […]...Read More

New arrival rules at Indian airports from 23rd Feb 2021,

NEW DELHI – International travelers arriving at Indian airports from the Middle East, Europe and the UK have been advised by the Ministry of Civil Aviation here to brace for longer wait times from 23rd Feb 2021, Tuesday. This is in view of more stringent rules being introduced at entry points to minimize the risk […]...Read More

Global COVID-19 cases top 110 million, deaths at 2.4 million

NEW YORK, 19th February, 2021 – Confirmed COVID-19 cases worldwide have reached 110,341,923, according to the latest data from Johns Hopkins University, fatalities stood at 2,442,580. The U.S. leads the world in deaths and infections with 2,558 new deaths reported in the last 24 hours, while the total of US COVID-19 fatalities rose to 493,098. […]...Read More

WHO seeks $1.96 billion for 2021 Strategic Plan for COVID-19

GENEVA, 19th February 2021– The World Health Organisation (WHO) is seeking nearly $2 billion to fund its 2021 Strategic Preparedness and Response Plan (SPRP) for COVID-19 response which, was launched on Thursday in Geneva. The strategy follows the initial plan last year that outlined the path countries should take to suppress transmission of the new […]...Read More

UAE announces 3,310 new COVID-19 cases, 3,368 recoveries, 17 deaths

9th February, 2021 The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) announced that it conducted 165,796 additional COVID-19 tests over the past 24 hours, using state-of-the-art medical testing equipment. In a statement on Tuesday, the Ministry stressed its aim to continue expanding the scope of testing nationwide to facilitate the early detection of coronavirus cases and […]...Read More