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Thursday, September 24, 2020

AstraZeneca denies COVID-19 vaccine trial subject had nerve ailment

AstraZeneca Plc, the drugmaker working with the University of Oxford on a COVID-19 vaccine, contradicted a report that a volunteer in U.K. tests of...

Saudi Arabia bans sale of 70 medicinal herbs, plants

The Saudi Food and Drug Authority has prohibited the sale of more than 70 types of medicinal herbs and plants, to protect...

Bahrain: Reopening of dine-in restaurants postponed

Bahrain has decided to postpone the reopening of dine-in in restaurants and cafes (including sheesha services) for one month.

Bahrain: Health Minister volunteers for COVID-19 vaccine trials

The Minister of Health, Faeqa Saeed Al Saleh has volunteered for Bahrain’s phase three clinical trial of the coronavirus (COVID-19) inactivated vaccine,...

Qatar among first countries to launch saliva-based COVID-19 test

The Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) has announced that Qatar has become one of the first countries in the world to launch...

Bahrain: Over 3,000 volunteers participated in COVID-19 vaccine trial

More than 3,000 volunteers, including citizens and residents, have participated in the phase III clinical trial for a COVID-19 inactivated vaccine so...

Etihad Airways launches global COVID-19 insurance

Etihad Airways is introducing COVID-19 global wellness insurance cover as part of Etihad Wellness, the airline's new health and hygiene program.

Saliva test: An alternative to nasal swab test for COVID-19 detection

A person's saliva can now be used as an alternative to the nasopharyngeal swab for COVID-19 screening.The use...

WHO: No widespread COVID-19 vaccinations until mid-2021

The World Health Organization does not expect widespread vaccinations against COVID-19 until the middle of next year, a spokeswoman said.

UAE: Some schools switch to distance learning after suspected COVID-19 cases

The National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority (NCEMA) have announced the transfer of a group of schools in different emirates in...

Oman: Ban on scheduled flights expected to continue

The ban on scheduled flights from Oman is expected to continue for some time, with announcement still awaited, local media reported.According to available data,...

COVID-19: 500 Pakistani doctors and nurses to support Kuwaiti medical team

The Ministry of Health (MoH) will bring in 500 doctors and nurses from Pakistan to be the first medical team to arrive...

Bahrain: Precautionary measures must be followed during Ashoora season

Family Medicine Consultant Dr. Sonya Al-Mohammed, has urged social distancing, especially during special occasions, as the best means to protect the health...

Get to know more about AlSalam Specialist Hospital’s Pediatric Department

Children need health care designed for their unique needs that is delivered by specially trained healthcare professionals in a safe and comfortable...

First documented coronavirus re-infection reported in Hong Kong

A Hong Kong man who recovered from COVID-19 was infected again four-and-a-half months later in the first documented instance of human re-infection,...

WHO: Children over 12 should follow same mask rules as adults

The World Health Organization on Friday recommended that children over 12 should wear masks in the same contexts as adults in the...

Bahrain: Gatherings must be avoided to prevent virus, physician says

Social distancing is one of the easiest and most efficient ways to avoid virus infection, a family physician has said.

Sterilization gates are not safe nor effective, says NHRA

“Sterilization gates are not safe nor effective against COVID-19 or to limit its spread,” this was announced by the National Health Regulatory...

Saudi Arabia to encourage people to get fit outdoors

A series of multi-sport park facilities and activities are set to be launched in three Saudi Arabian cities to encourage residents to...

Malaysia detects new coronavirus strain that is 10x more infectious

Malaysia has detected a highly infectious mutation of the virus, it said on Sunday, when the tally of cases stood at 9,200.
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