Saudi oxygen sent to India amid shortage in Covid-19 ravaged country 

Saudi oxygen sent to India amid shortage in Covid-19 ravaged country  India has received a delivery of roughly 80 metric tons of oxygen from Saudi Arabia to help alleviate a critical shortage of oxygen in the country.  Images of the first tanks and medical-grade oxygen cylinders heading to an Indian port prompted an outpouring of gratitude on social media.  The shortage of oxygen in India … Continue reading Saudi oxygen sent to India amid shortage in Covid-19 ravaged country 

Iraq Hospital: Flammable materials, lack of fire alarms caused spread

Iraq Hospital: Flammable materials, lack of fire alarms caused spread The Iraqi civil defence has said the lack of fire prevention measures and the use of flammable building materials likely caused the spread of the fire through a Baghdad hospital. The fire killed 82 people and injured 110.  The report says there were no sprinklers or early warning systems in the hospitals.  The report added … Continue reading Iraq Hospital: Flammable materials, lack of fire alarms caused spread

Covid-19: New lockdown adds strain to Turkey’s economy 

Covid-19: lockdown strains Turkey’s economy  Turkey’s President Erdogan has ordered a “full lockdown” for nearly three weeks, resulting in a shut down of many businesses, as Covid cases and deaths soar.  The lockdown is starting on Thursday and will last until May 17. It is Turkey’s strictest Covid-19 measures so far.  No stimulus package has been announced to ease the economic impact of the new … Continue reading Covid-19: New lockdown adds strain to Turkey’s economy