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Study finds that people are more likely to contract COVID-19 at...

South Korean epidemiologists have found that people were more likely to contract the new coronavirus from members of their own households than...

No Certainty of Vaccine Release in 2020, Says Oxford Developer

The University of Oxford’s possible COVID-19 vaccine could be rolled out by the end of the year but there is no certainty,...

First Human Trial of Oxford Coronavirus Vaccine Shows Promise

AstraZeneca’s experimental COVID-19 vaccine was safe and produced an immune response in early-stage clinical trials in healthy volunteers, data showed on Monday.

Scientists in the UK Identify 6 Coronavirus Strains

Scientists in the UK claim to have identified six different strains of COVID-19, in a development that could have major implications for...

Russian coronavirus vaccine trials to be held in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia is set to play a key role in the development of a Russian COVID-19 vaccine that produced promising results in...

Abu Dhabi begins stage 3 clinical trial of COVID-19 vaccine

Abu Dhabi began phase three of clinical trials for a COVID-19 vaccine on Thursday, the emirate’s government media office said.

UK, US vaccines show signs of immunity in patients

Two of the world’s most promising studies to develop a vaccine for COVID-19 have said subjects in their trials have shown early...

Bahrain Extends Suspension of Medical Consultation Fees for Expats

The government decided to extend the suspension of the medical consultation fees in the governmental health centers for expatriates.

WHO: Coronavirus Crisis May Get ‘Worse and Worse and Worse’

The new coronavirus pandemic raging around the globe will worsen if countries fail to adhere to strict healthcare precautions, the World Health...

Indoor Airborne Spread of COVID-19 Possible, Says WHO

The World Health Organization is acknowledging the possibility that COVID-19 might be spread in the air under certain conditions — after more...

UAE Launches First Digital Hospital

Mulk Health Care, a UAE-based conglomerate in partnership with Mulk Holdings, launched the first digital hospital of the region on Monday. This...

Hydroxychloroquine Discontinued After Failure to Reduce COVID-19 Death

The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Saturday that it was discontinuing its trials of the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine and combination HIV...

Bahrain’s Efforts in Combatting COVID-19 Praised by WHO Director

Director General of the World Health Organisation (WHO), Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, praised the efforts of the Kingdom of Bahrain in supporting the...

India: First COVID-19 Vaccine Likely to Launch by August 15

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said that indigenous Covid-19 vaccine Covaxin will likely be launched by August 15 and has...

Saudi: Equal Recovery Rate for Children with Chronic Diseases

The Saudi Health Ministry has said that children make up the smallest percentage of confirmed coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases in the Kingdom, and...

Saudi: Hospitals Urged to Participate in COVID-19 Studies

The King Abdullah International Medical Research Center (KAIMRC) has urged all Saudi hospitals to take part in clinical studies accredited by the...

Bahrain: Guidelines for Self-Isolating Individuals

The guidelines for those self-isolating was reiterated by Col. Manaf Al Qahtani, member of the National Taskforce for Combating the Coronavirus (COVID-19).The protective steps...

UAE: COVID-19 Vaccine Expected by End of 2020 or Early 2021

The UAE has started the phase 3 clinical trial of a Covid-19 vaccine that is expected to be available by the end of 2020...

Experts Say COVID-19 May Permanently Damage Lungs, Brain

As many as one in three patients who recover from COVID-19 could suffer from long-term damage to the lungs or brain, as well as...

Rapid Reproduction of Dexamethasone for Critical Cases Urged by WHO

The World Health Organisation on Monday urged for rapid production of dexamethasone, the cheap corticosteroid that has shown to bring down the death rate...
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