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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

The 17,000km journey of the COVID19 vaccine to India’s rural

Reena Jani rose early, finished her chores in the crisp January cold and walked uphill to the road skirting her remote tribal hamlet of Pendajam in eastern India. Riding pillion on a neighbour’s motorcycle for 40 minutes through hillsides dotted with paddy fields, the 34-year-old tribal health worker headed for the Mathalput Community Health Centre. […]...Read More

Corona pass the mark of 100 million globally

The number of people infected with the new Coronavirus worldwide exceeded 100 million today, Wednesday, according to a Reuters count. The statistics showed that about 1.3 percent of the world’s population was infected with the virus, while more than 2.1 million died from the disease. The countries most affected by the pandemic, which are the […]...Read More

Global coronavirus cases cross 84 million

LONDON, 3rd January, 2021 – More than 84 million people have been reported to be infected by the novel coronavirus globally and 1,829,384​ have died, according to a Reuters tally published on Sunday. With 347,950 deaths and over 20.1 million confirmed cases, the United States tops the list of twenty countries with the highest recorded […]...Read More

‘2020’: UAE hits recap on a year of triumph over

“The year 2020 — a year of challenges and accomplishments”, said His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President of the UAE and Ruler of its buzzing, commercial city of Dubai. “(It is) a year in which the true values of our country appeared. A year in which we proved that we are […]...Read More

Dubai permits New Year’s gatherings of up to 30 —

Dubai has announced its precautionary measures for the upcoming New Year’s Eve celebrations. The Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management stressed the importance of following regulations outlined by health authorities in the UAE and the World Health Organisation (WHO) to protect the community from COVID-19. The Committee’s statement came as Dubai commenced its extensive, […]...Read More

Getting a Pfizer jab in Dubai? Here’s all you need

Dubai launched its “extensive” and “free-of-charge” vaccine campaign Wednesday after the first batch of Pfizer BioNTech shipment landed in the emirate. Over the past 24 hours, several citizens have lined up fro the jab including staff and officials from Dubai Health Authority (DHA) and Dubai Police, as well as a senior Emirati citizen. As per […]...Read More