Tags : pandemic life

Fauci says ‘gave Santa the jab’, cheers kids ahead of

Anthony Fauci, the top infectious disease official in the United States, assured the youngins Saturday that he had he personally given good ole’ Father Christmas a jab. “I took care of that for you because I was worried that you’d all be upset,” Fauci said during a CNN and “Sesame Street” coronavirus town hall for […]...Read More

Avoiding family fests “the safest bet” this Xmas, advises WHO

The WHO said Monday that avoiding family gatherings would be “the safest bet” over Christmas, insisting there is no zero-risk option for traditional holiday merry-making during the coronavirus pandemic. World Health Organization officials said it was down to governments to weigh up the economic and social benefits of loosening pandemic restrictions over the festive period, […]...Read More

Masked choco Santas all-rage in Hungary, orders pour in for

When confectioner Laszlo Rimoczi decided to put masks on his chocolate Santas in his small workshop in rural Hungary, he intended it as a light-hearted joke to raise people’s spirits amid a worsening coronavirus pandemic. But it turned out to be shrewd business move as orders surged online, and now he can hardly keep pace […]...Read More

The next long weekend in UAE just around the bend!

The UAE government has announced three consecutive holidays from December 1st to 3rd to celebrate its Commemoration Day alongside the 49th National Day. The first, is an annual holiday honouring the sacrifice and dedication of Emirati soldiers who lost their lives in the defence of the nation. This year, the occasion falls on a Tuesday, […]...Read More

Toilet paper wipe off shelves again as COVID cases shoot

Toilet paper aisles are emptying again as COVID-19 curfews and shutdowns in the U.S. from California to New York send pandemic-weary shoppers on a new scramble for essentials. The country recorded its 12th million COVID-19 case on Saturday, even as millions of Americans were expected to travel for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, ignoring warnings from […]...Read More

Burj Khalifa set to light up for a fiery New

Despite the strict impositions of COVID-safety across the emirates Burj Khalifa is once again set to celebrate New Year’s Eve 2021 with its grand annual display of fireworks, lights and lasers, developer Emaar announced today. Visitors to the iconic Dubai landmark will see instilled a series of preventative measures on premise, including thermal cameras, social […]...Read More

Against the tide // When Covid hit home, we were

Earlier this month, the virus hit home. After reporting daily Covid-19 infections as part of my job in the news business, I became a number myself. On November 10, as I stared at the lab report with cold feet and sinking heart, the all caps “DETECTED” in the right column read like a pall of […]...Read More