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WHO experts back second Covid booster for most at risk

Geneva: Countries should consider giving a second Covid-19 vaccine booster to the elderly, pregnant women, health workers, people with weaker immune systems and those at higher risk of severe disease, as per World Health Organization (WHO) experts. Most Covid-19 vaccines consist of a primary series of two doses, with a first booster administered some four […]...Read More

AI-powered wearable trackers to detect Covid before symptoms appear

London: Wearable activity trackers that monitor changes in humans combined with artificial intelligence (AI), might be used to pick up Covid-19 infection days before symptoms start as per research. Covid-19 symptoms can take several days after infection before they appear, during which time an infected person can unwittingly spread the virus. But as per the […]...Read More

Al Hosn green pass validity period reduced to 14 days

ABU DHABI: Dr. Taher Al Ameri, Official Spokesperson of the National Emergency Crisis and Disasters Management Authority (NCEMA) announced an update to the green pass system on the Al Hosn app, reducing its validity period from 30 days to 14 days. The update will be applied to all categories from Wednesday, 15th June 2022, except […]...Read More

DHA report says Dubai receive 630,000 health tourists in 2021

DUBAI: Dubai received 630,000 international health tourists in 2021, according to a report released by the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) during the ongoing Arab Travel Market in Dubai. Spending by international patients reached nearly AED730 million in the past year despite the global COVID-19 pandemic. The report indicated that most health tourists who came to […]...Read More

HR can lead organisations through an age of fluid work

Even before COVID-19, the world of work was changing at high speed. Growing numbers of people were starting to work remotely, at least part-time, automation was beginning to reshape how many jobs were done, and organisations were increasingly looking at more fluid ways of sourcing talent. Now, as the dust settles on the pandemic, it […]...Read More

No covid19 outbreaks in the Ramadan Umrah season

RIYADH: Saudi Minister of Health, Eng. Fahd Al-Jalajil confirmed a reassuring health status for all pilgrims and visitors to Makkah this Ramadan. He added that no epidemic outbreaks or any threats to public health have been recorded so far. Noting the Saudi government’s keenness to provide the best services for pilgrims and to maintain their […]...Read More

DP World awarded global vaccine logistics in Washington DC

DUBAI: DP World has received the “Best Logistics Technology & Cold Chain Delivery” award at this year’s Vaccine Industry Excellence Awards, held in Washington DC. The award recognised DP World’s work over the last two years to address challenges in vaccine delivery and supply chain bottlenecks. For the past 21 years, the World Vaccine Congress […]...Read More

Documentary chronicling Dubai’s journey combating coronavirus to air on May 7 and May 14

DUBAI: The Government of Dubai Media Office (GDMO), in partnership with Discovery, announced the launch of a two-part documentary COVID-19: Dubai, chronicling Dubai’s journey in combating the COVID-19 pandemic. The documentary, featuring two 45-minute episodes, highlights the emirate’s robust response to the pandemic and its effective health measures, which ultimately enabled the city to contain […]...Read More

UAE announces travel protocols for unvaccinated citizens

ABU DHABI: During the UAE Government media briefing on the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Taher Al Ameri, Official Spokesman of the National Crisis and Emergency Management Authority (NCEMA), announced the updated travel protocol for unvaccinated UAE citizens, which will come into force on April 19, 2022. During the briefing, Dr. Al Ameri stressed that the new […]...Read More