Australian Open organisers rule out change of dates, format
Organisers of the Australian Open on Tuesday ruled out reducing the men's tournament at the Grand Slam to best-of-three sets due to players' inability to train at required level amid the strict COVID-19 quarantine rules.
China's Covid outbreak worst since March 2020
China is battling the worst outbreak of Covid-19 since March 2020, with one province posting a record daily rise in cases, as an independent panel reviewing the global pandemic said China could have done more to curb the initial outbreak. State-backed tabloid the Global Times on Tuesday defended China's early handling of Covid-19, saying no country had any experience in dealing with the virus.
Cambodian PM Hun Sen seeks India's assistance for Covid-19 vaccine
The Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen on Monday requested the Indian government to provide the Covid-19 vaccine during his meeting with the new Indian ambassador to Cambodia Devyani Uttamkhobragade, reported The Phnom Penh Post. India produced its own vaccine Covishield and Covaxin that were administered at various medical centres all across India on Saturday.
Dubai, party haven amid pandemic, faces its biggest surge
With peak tourism season in full swing, coronavirus infections are surging to unprecedented heights. Daily case counts have nearly tripled in the past month, forcing Britain to slam shut its travel corridor with Dubai last week. But in the face of a growing economic crisis, the city won't lock down.
This is how long body’s immune system remembers COVID
With the onset of the novel coronavirus, a lot of discussions and talks have revolved around the role of immunity and its possible link to COVID-19 infection. Given the fact that the virus affects people in a very distinct manner - depending on the age, gender and pre-existing medical conditions - it has become extremely important to understand how and for how long our immune system fights off the virus.
4 of the most unusual presidential inaugurations
Joe Biden is preparing to take the oath of office during an Inauguration Day Wednesday that will look different because of the coronavirus. But he won't be the first leader to encounter a bit of the unusual on the opening day of his presidency.
UAE best in world in terms of COVID-19 vaccine distribution
Health|: Abu Dhabi: The UAE has topped the world in terms of COVID-19 vaccine doses distribution over the past seven days with a rate of 1.16 doses per 100 people, the National Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Management Authority announced on Tuesday. The UAE has also been ranked fifth in the world in terms of the availability of vaccine doses, Dr. Saif Al Dhaheri, Official Spokesman of NCEMA, revealed. During the weekly media briefing, Al Dhaheri also announced the launch of the 3rd national Business Continuity Management Standard in coordination with partners, with the aim of strengthening the capacity of the business community in the country to face crises and emergencies.
93,846 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered during the past 24 hours
Health|: Abu Dhabi: The Ministry of Health and Prevention has announced that 93,846 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine were given in the past 24 hours. The total number of doses provided up to today stands at 2,065,367 with a rate of vaccine distribution of 20.88 doses per 100 people. This is in line with the Ministry's plan to provide the COVID-19 vaccine to all members of society and efforts to reach acquired immunity resulting from the vaccination, which will help reduce the number of cases and control the virus.
RAK Hospital wins two awards from World Medical Council
Health|: Ras Al Khaimah: RAK Hospital received two awards from the World Medical Council for its response to COVID-19 and contribution towards the community during the pandemic. The hospital received the ‘Excellence in Leadership’ award, while its executive director Dr Raza Siddiqui was honoured with the ‘Healthcare Personality of the Year’ award. World Medical Council awards honour organisations and their leadership role in human capital management and diversity and strategic planning. Dr Siddiqui said: “When the COVID-19 pandemic stormed across the globe, creating havoc with its aftermath, the health-care industry was left grappling with a new reality that it hadn’t faced in living memory. However, we at RAK Hospital quickly recognised the challenge and focused all our energies on providing continuity of care for which tele-health facilities were ramped up, home health-care division was initiated and the hospital’s layout was re-structured to provide a safer and protective environment for non-COVID patients.” Read more UAE reports 3,491 new coronavirus cases, 5 deaths What if you can't go all-organic? VIDEO: Emotional Emirati gets COVID vaccine at home in Sharjah COVID-19: Seven Dubai shops fined, 12 others warned for breaking health protocol He added: “Moreover, ensuring regular testing for staff, providing them with top-quality protective gear and necessary care in case of emergencies helped build the confidence amongst the workforce. This was further complemented by ensuring zero salary cuts and layoffs, which otherwise had became the norm during the pandemic. Increased employee, patient and shareholder confidence resulted in positive outcomes and improved productivity, thereby building loyalty.”
Biden's Covid team is nervous about what the Trump team hasn't told them
With the hours dwindling until Joe Biden is sworn in -- officially taking the helm of the US government during its worst health crisis in 100 years -- a sense of nervousness has set in among those advising the incoming President on the pandemic.