Saudi Arabia announces 39 more COVID-19 deaths

Saudi Arabia announced 39 more deaths from the novel coronavirus and 4,919 new cases on Wednesday. Nearly half of new cases were recorded in Riyadh with 2,371 new cases announced. Makkah recorded 282 new cases, Jeddah recorded 279, Hufof 273 and Madinah 156. The health ministry added that 2,122 more people have recovered from the virus, taking the total number of recoveries in the Kingdom … Continue reading Saudi Arabia announces 39 more COVID-19 deaths

Abu Dhabi museums and cultural sites gear up for reopening

Abu Dhabi’s Department of Culture and Tourism (DCT) has issued new safety guidelines ahead of the reopening of museums and cultural sites, a local news agency reported. Facilities will be allowed to operate at a 40 percent capacity and will be required to follow social distancing rules and crowd control measures, as well as having thermal cameras installed at entrances.  “Strict measures will be implemented … Continue reading Abu Dhabi museums and cultural sites gear up for reopening

Nigerian doctors to go on strike

One of the main doctors’ unions in Nigeria says its members will go ahead with a strike on Monday over poor pay and a lack of personal protective equipment for health workers. The Association of Resident Doctors says they will stop providing all services including emergency care and coronavirus treatment. The union’s president, Aliyu Sokomba, said the government had failed to respond to the doctors’ … Continue reading Nigerian doctors to go on strike

Coronavirus-free Tunisia looking to attract tourism

Tunisia is set to become the first country in North Africa to reopen its borders following the Covid-19 crisis but the nation is, like many others, divided between keeping the economy buoyant against concerns over the possibility of a second wave of the virus. After a three-month lockdown, Tunisia has recorded zero local cases for almost a month and will be the first nation in the … Continue reading Coronavirus-free Tunisia looking to attract tourism

Saudi Arabia considers cancelling Haj for the first time in modern history, Covid-19 infections surge up

Saudi Arabia’s authorities are considering cancelling the Haj season for the first time since the establishment of the Kingdom in 1932 after the number of coronavirus infections exceeded 100,000, a senior official in the Saudi Ministry of Haj and Umrah said. “The case has been carefully studied and various scenarios are being considered. A formal decision will be taken within a week,” the official said. Coronavirus … Continue reading Saudi Arabia considers cancelling Haj for the first time in modern history, Covid-19 infections surge up

Pakistan hospitals running out of beds, Coronavirus cases exceeds 100,000

Pakistan has recorded more than 100,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus, according to official health figures released on Monday. As the announcement was made hospitals warned they are running out of beds to treat patients. 4,728 new infections were identified in the last 24 hours, while the death toll reached 2,067 with 65 fresh fatalities, health officials added. Out of the total 103,671 cases, Punjab has … Continue reading Pakistan hospitals running out of beds, Coronavirus cases exceeds 100,000

Tunisians emerge from lockdown into mosques and cafes

Tunisians returned to mosques and cafes on Thursday as the country ended most lockdown restrictions after largely containing the spread of the novel coronavirus for now. Sitting with friends at the Brazil coffeeshop in the Ibn Khaldoun district of Tunis, schoolteacher Nizar Jamal said he was glad to resume his daily chats with friends. “We are again breathing the air of life. We missed the … Continue reading Tunisians emerge from lockdown into mosques and cafes

5 Coronavirus Patients Die In Bangladesh Hospital Fire

Five coronavirus patients died in a hospital fire in the Bangladesh capital Dhaka on Wednesday, a fire service official said. It was not immediately clear what caused the fire, said Zillur Rahman, a fire service director. Firefighters extinguished the flames in about an hour, he said. Five bodies were recovered from the makeshift isolation unit of the United Hospital treating COVID-19 patients, he added The … Continue reading 5 Coronavirus Patients Die In Bangladesh Hospital Fire