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Coronavirus robs Bahrainis of Eid joy, festivities

Coronavirus robs Bahrainis of Eid joy, festivities

By Habib Toumi MANAMA: “I am not taking any risks, so I told my daughters and their children to come late for the family lunch, spend a short time with us, then go home,” Fareed said when asked about his plans ahead for the day. “I love my extended family, but with the coronavirus threats, […]

Vietnamese coastal cities to attract more visitors as virus fears ease

Vietnamese coastal cities to attract more visitors as virus fears ease

By Phong Lan Vietnam HANOI: Vietnamese people are having chances to enjoy a cool summer holiday at the beaches as the country has so far successfully curbed the virus outbreak. After staying at home for some time following the government’s social distancing regulation, life has now almost returned to normal in Vietnam and people are flocking […]

Official news agencies should take lead in fight against COVID-19: UNA

Official news agencies should take lead in fight against COVID-19: UNA

By Habib Toumi JEDDAH: Official news agencies should re-take the initiative amidst the coronavirus pandemic to restore their leading roles ahead of social media and citizen media (social networking sites), a media forum has said. “This can be achieved through further qualification and continuous training for media staff and by enhancing creativity and innovation in […]

Cambodia: Last COVID-19 patient discharged; no new cases in 34 days

Cambodia: Last COVID-19 patient discharged; no new cases in 34 days

PHNOM PENH: There is no more active case of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Cambodia as the last patient has been successfully cured, the country’s Ministry of Health said. The last recovered case is a 36-year-old woman who was transferred to Khmer-Soviet Friendship Hospital in Phnom Penh on May 8, the ministry said. The woman […]

COVID-19 cases in Saudi Arabia reach 49,176

COVID-19 cases in Saudi Arabia reach 49,176

Riyadh: Saudis have called for stricter action against expatriates who break the curfew rules and do not abide by the measures taken by the state to stem the spread of the Coronavirus in the country. The calls followed the announcement that 59 per cent of the 2,307 cases registered on Friday were of foreigners living in Saudi […]

Super-speed race to kill COVID-19 and stop plague of false news

Super-speed race to kill COVID-19 and stop plague of false news

  By Ivan Lim  Former AJA President, Contributor to AsiaN   SINGAPORE: It’s do-or-die speed now to find antidotes for the Covid-19 pandemic, and unified moves globally to   get rid of infodemic  — destructively untrue information — as the Corona virus keeps up its killing spree world-wide.  The menace of misinformationis becoming a parallel plague, the […]

Saudi Arabia imposes full curfew for Eid Al Fitr

Saudi Arabia imposes full curfew for Eid Al Fitr

RIYADH: A 24-hour curfew has been imposed by Saudi Arabia for the holiday of Eid Al Fitr, the feast that marks the end of Ramadan, the month of fasting and special prayers for Muslims. The interior ministry said in a statement that it would impose the full lockdown from May 23 to May 27 across […]

Kuwait reports 991 Coronavirus infections, quarantines 128 residential buildings

Kuwait reports 991 Coronavirus infections, quarantines 128 residential buildings

KUWAIT: Kuwaiti health authorities said the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has claimed the lives of 10 people on Tuesday, raising the death toll to 75. In his daily coronavirus update, Health Ministry Spokesperson Dr. Abdullah Al Sanad said that 991 people have tested positive for the highly contagious virus, increasing the overall number of infections in […]

In Kuwait, vehicles’ CO2 emission down as traffic is restricted due to COVID-19

In Kuwait, vehicles’ CO2 emission down as traffic is restricted due to COVID-19

KUWAIT: A study of air quality, carried out by the Kuwait Environment Public Authority (EPA), has shown a considerable lowering of CO2 emission and other harmful gases from vehicles due to the partial curfew measures set counter the coronavirus (COVID-19) spread in the country. Deputy Direct for EPA’s environmental monitoring Sameera Al Kanderi said that the […]

In a first for Saudi Arabia, virtual “Art of Isolation” exhibition launched

In a first for Saudi Arabia, virtual “Art of Isolation” exhibition launched

  By Habib Toumi RIYADH: Saudi artists now have the opportunity to display their artwork created during the kingdom’s lockdown on virtual platforms and allow visitors to enjoy exhibitions from the comfort of their homes. “The Art of Isolation” virtual exhibition was launched on Saturday with the support of the Ministry of Culture, the Saudi […]

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