Taj Mahal gets first visitors despite infections increase

Agra: India reopened its famed monument to love, the Taj Mahal, with the first visitors trickling in on Monday, as authorities reported 86,961 new coronavirus infections, with no signs of a peak yet.   A Chinese national and a visitor from Delhi were among the first to step into the white marble tomb built by a 17th-century Mughal emperor for his wife when it opened at sunrise, ending six months of closure, according to Reuters.…

"Taj Mahal gets first visitors despite infections increase"

UK risks new lockdown as COVID cases hit highest since May

London: Britain is likely to need to reintroduce some national coronavirus lockdown measures sooner rather than later, a leading epidemiologist said on Saturday, as new cases rose to their highest level since early May. Neil Ferguson, a professor of epidemiology at London’s Imperial College and a former government adviser, told the BBC the country was facing a “perfect storm” of rising infections as people return to work and school, reported Reuters. Prime Minister Boris Johnson…

"UK risks new lockdown as COVID cases hit highest since May"

Saudi Arabia reports 551 coronavirus cases

Riyadh: The Ministry of Health confirmed today 551 new confirmed cases of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total number to 329,271 cases, including 15,383 active cases undergoing treatment. Of these, there are 1,166 critical cases, while the health condition of the rest is stable. The ministry added that 28 new deaths have been reported; putting the tally of fatalities, at 4,458. Meanwhile, as many as 1,078 cases have recovered, raising recoveries’ toll to 309,430.…

"Saudi Arabia reports 551 coronavirus cases"

Second UK lockdown? COVID hospital admissions double every eight days

London, Britain’s health minister said on Friday that the novel coronavirus was accelerating across the country, with hospital admissions doubling every eight days, but refused to say if another national lockdown would be imposed next month.   The United Kingdom has reported the fifth largest number of deaths from COVID-19 in the world, after the United States, Brazil, India and Mexico, according to data collected by Johns Hopkins University of Medicine; said Reuters. Asked repeatedly…

"Second UK lockdown? COVID hospital admissions double every eight days"

150 million more children pushed into poverty due to pandemic

New York: The coronavirus pandemic and related lockdown measures have pushed 150 million more children into poverty, according to analysis published by UNICEF and Save the Children on Thursday.   Since the start of the outbreak, there has been a 15 percent increase in the number of children living in deprivation in low and middle-income nations, taking the total number to around 1.2 billion, the organizations said.   The report notes that the world’s poorest…

"150 million more children pushed into poverty due to pandemic"

QFFD, Sudan’s Health Ministry Sign MoU to Support Preparedness Plan for Health Emergencies in Sudan

Khartoum / Information Office -The Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD) and the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Sudan signed a memorandum of understanding to support the preparedness plan for health emergencies in Sudan. Sudanese Health Minister-designate Dr. Osama Abdel-Rahim signed on behalf of the Sudanese Health Ministry, while HE Qatar’s Ambassador to Sudan Abdulrahman bin Ali Al Kubaisi signed on behalf of the QFFD. The QFFD also signed a grant agreement with the…

"QFFD, Sudan’s Health Ministry Sign MoU to Support Preparedness Plan for Health Emergencies in Sudan"