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Virus cases surge in Iran, Jordan, Morocco: WHO

Virus cases surge in Iran, Jordan, Morocco: WHO

Iran, Jordan and Morocco have recorded thousands of new Covid-19 infections in recent days, the World Health Organization said Thursday, warning that lockdowns could not stamp out the pandemic.

Japan's capital raises coronavirus alert to highest as cases set record

Japan's capital raises coronavirus alert to highest as cases set record

The Japanese capital of Tokyo posted the highest coronavirus alert level on Thursday with its daily tally of new cases set for a record high of more than 500, and its governor warned of much worse unless action is taken.

Qatar Wednesday reports 219 new Covid-19 cases, 266 recoveries

Qatar Wednesday reports 219 new Covid-19 cases, 266 recoveries

The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) on Wednesday reported 219 new confirmed cases of coronavirus during the last 24 hours, of which 172 are from community and 47 from travellers returning from abroad.

Qatar Tuesday reports 194 new Covid-19 cases, 207 recoveries

Qatar Tuesday reports 194 new Covid-19 cases, 207 recoveries

The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) on Tuesday reported 194 new confirmed cases of coronavirus during the last 24 hours, of which 154 are from community and 40 from travellers returning from abroad.

In second breakthrough, Moderna's Covid vaccine 'highly effective'

In second breakthrough, Moderna's Covid vaccine 'highly effective'

US biotech firm Moderna today announced its experimental vaccine against Covid-19 was almost 95 percent effective, marking a second major breakthrough in the quest to end the pandemic.

MoCI issues updated guidelines for gyms

MoCI issues updated guidelines for gyms

The Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MoCI) has issued updated guidelines pertaining to the gradual lifting of Covid-19 restrictions on gymnasiums in the country.

Pfizer, BioNTech say their Covid-19 vaccine is more than 90% effective

Pfizer, BioNTech say their Covid-19 vaccine is more than 90% effective

Pfizer Inc on Monday said its experimental vaccine was more than 90% effective in preventing Covid-19 based on initial data from a large study, a major victory in the fight against a pandemic that has killed over 1 million people, roiled the world's economy and upended daily life.

Campaign recognises work of healthcare heroes amid Covid-19

Campaign recognises work of healthcare heroes amid Covid-19

‘Letters for Good’ is a campaign initiated by Riya Mahajan, a young student in Qatar, to say thanks to healthcare workers during the Covid-19 pandemic.

More than 1mn tested for Covid in Qatar so far

More than 1mn tested for Covid in Qatar so far

A total of 1,001,488 people have been tested for Covid-19 in Qatar so far, according to information provided by the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH).

Qatar participates in GCC Health Ministers' Committee meeting

Qatar participates in GCC Health Ministers' Committee meeting

Qatar participated on Thursday in the sixth meeting of the GCC Health Ministers' Committee, and in the 83rd meeting of the Health Ministers of the GCC States via video conferencing. Qatar was represented in both meetings by HE the Minister of Public Health Dr Hanan Mohamed al-Kuwari.

Qatar Tuesday reports 226 new cases of the virus, 206 recoveries

Qatar Tuesday reports 226 new cases of the virus, 206 recoveries

The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) announced Tuesday 226 new confirmed cases of Covid-19, of which 173 are from community cases and 53 from travellers returning from abroad.

Global coronavirus death toll tops 1.2 million

Global coronavirus death toll tops 1.2 million

More than 1.2 million people have died of coronavirus around the globe, according to an AFP tally from official sources at 0745 GMT on Monday.