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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 […]

Iraq premier invites NATO secretary-general to visit Baghdad “at earliest opportunity”

Iraq premier invites NATO secretary-general to visit Baghdad “at earliest opportunity”

By Habib Toumi BAGHDAD: Iraq’s newly-appointed Prime Minister Mustafa Al Kadhimi has invited NATO’s Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg to visit Baghdad “as soon as possible” to discuss ways of increasing collaboration with the alliance’s mission in Iraq. Kadhimi stressed that the Iraqi government attaches great importance to the partnership with NATO and extended an invitation to […]

Kuwait announces full curfew until the end of May

Kuwait announces full curfew until the end of May

KUWAIT: The Kuwaiti Government decided on Friday to impose full curfew starting Sunday (May 10) 4 pm until May 30, as part of the measures to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Official government spokesperson Tareq Al-Mizrem said on Twitter that the decision was taken upon recommendations by the national health authorities, Kuwait […]

Kyrgyzstan marks 75th anniversary of World War II victory

Kyrgyzstan marks 75th anniversary of World War II victory

BISHKEK: Kyrgyzstan capital Bishkek has made a festive flower arrangement on the Victory Square of the city to mark the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War. Bishkek Mayor’s Office reported that employees of the Bishkekzelenkhoz enterprise were behind the arrangement. Employees planted flowers in the form of a red star, figures […]

Zero infections: Small cities in South Korea vigilant to defend coronavirus-free status

Zero infections: Small cities in South Korea vigilant to defend coronavirus-free status

SEOUL: South Korea has proved that it stands at the bleeding edge in the global war to contain the spread of the new coronavirus. The government’s decisive and unwavering efforts to administer massive, non-stop tests since the early stages of the crisis have paid off handsomely — with the nation reporting zero new local cases […]

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