Tags : Covid19

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

SEHA opens Al Wagan drive-through testing centre in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi: Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network, has announced the opening of a new drive-through testing centre at Al Wagan Hospital, part of Tawam Hospital.  Located within Al Wagan hospital, the centre will provide a convenient and easily accessible alternative to those in need of testing and provide accurate […]...Read More

COVID19 cases cross the 1 million mark in UAE with the region ready for future emergencies

Abu Dhabi: Sheikh Sultan bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Frontline Heroes Office, said the public commitment has enabled the UAE leadership to deliver on its pandemic management strategy by following testing protocols, practising social distancing and mask-wearing, quarantining when required and committing to getting both vaccines and boosters. […]...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