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Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Kuwait: Flu shots available to expats next week

As Kuwait is preparing to receive an additional 50,000 doses of the flu vaccine, health officials have announced that it will be...

Bahrain: 880 teachers obtained certificates from Microsoft

The Education Minister has affirmed the Ministry’s keenness to provide quality specialised training for its affiliates.    The Minister revealed that more than 880...

COVID-19: New research shows infected people most contagious in first 5...

People infected with coronavirus are most likely to pass on the virus in the first five days after showing symptoms, new peer-reviewed...

WHO recommends against using remdesivir to treat COVID-19

The World Health Organization (WHO) has updated its ongoing guidance on Covid-19 medications to advise against using the antiviral drug remdesivir to treat...

UK scientists develop anti-COVID nasal spray

A nasal spray that can prevent coronavirus infections and transmissions has been developed by a team of scientists at the University of...

WHO warns of deadly second wave of virus across Middle East

As winter nears and coronavirus cases surge across the Middle East, the regional director for the World Health Organization said Thursday the...

Pfizer’s vaccine could be cleared for emergency use by December

Pfizer Inc and BioNTech could secure emergency US and European authorisation for their Covid-19 vaccine next month after final trial results showed it...

Pfizer says final results show vaccine 95% effective

The biotech company Pfizer said Wednesday that a completed study of its experimental COVID-19 vaccine showed it is 95 percent effective.

COVID-19: Moderna vaccine found to be 94.5% effective

Moderna Inc’s experimental vaccine was 94.5% effective in preventing COVID-19 based on interim data from a late-stage trial, the company said on...

Bahrain: Maximum of 6 people per table allowed in restaurants

The Minister of Health, Faeq Al-Saleh, issued a decision regarding the health requirements that must be applied in restaurants and cafes.

Bahrain: Education Minister to deliver two lectures on studying abroad

The Accreditation of Abroad Qualifications section at the Ministry of Education will deliver two lectures for public schools’ second and third secondary...

Kuwait: Students could return to school by second semester

The Acting Undersecretary of Kuwait’s Ministry of Education, Faisal Al Maqsid, announced the possibility of students returning to school by the beginning...

Saudi Arabia working with global pharma firms to develop COVID-19 vaccine

Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel Al-Jubeir said that the Kingdom is working with global pharmaceutical companies to develop an effective...

Oman aims to vaccinate upto 40% of population

Minister of Health Dr. Ahmed Al Saeedi has said Oman has ensured a vaccine supply with the goal being to vaccinate up to...

Oman: Over 60 private sector establishments violate health protocols

As many as 63 private sector establishments in Oman were found to be violating the safety regulations with regard to combating the COVID-19 pandemic,...

Saudi Arabia among the first countries to receive COVID-19 vaccines

Saudi Arabia has signed an agreement to receive early supplies of two or three different vaccines that have reached the final stages...

King Hamad University Hospital obtains 4-year accreditation

The King Hamad University Hospital has been accredited by the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties (SCHS) for four years.

King Hamad University Hospital obtains 4-year accreditation

The King Hamad University Hospital has been accredited by the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties (SCHS) for four years.

Oman to implement new standards for infant food

Oman’s Ministry of Health has been extolling the virtues of breast milk and the nutrition it imparts to the infant for a...

Pfizer and BioNTech’s Covid-19 vaccine found to be 90% effective

A vaccine jointly developed by Pfizer and BioNTech was 90 per cent effective in preventing Covid-19 infections in ongoing Phase 3 trials,...
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