Gulf Times - COVID-19
Cypriot leader thanks Amir for Qatar's help

Cypriot leader thanks Amir for Qatar's help

His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani held Friday a telephone conversation with Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades.

Al-Kuwari presides over virtual meeting to discuss private sector challenges due to Covid-19 crisis

Al-Kuwari presides over virtual meeting to discuss private sector challenges due to Covid-19 crisis

Challenges facing the private sector in light of the economic repercussions of the coronavirus outbreak figured at a virtual meeting chaired by HE the Minister of Commerce and Industry Ali bin Ahmed al-Kuwari in Doha ...

Qatar Charity, Unicef launch awareness drive to protect children from Covid-19

Qatar Charity, Unicef launch awareness drive to protect children from Covid-19

Qatar Charity (QC), in co-operation with the United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef), launched a social media awareness campaign for children, their families and members of the society to enhance their protection

Heart Hospital performs open heart surgery on Covid-19 patient

Heart Hospital performs open heart surgery on Covid-19 patient

Heart Hospital, a part of Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC), has performed a lifesaving open heart surgery on a Covid-19 positive 43-year-old Qatar resident, it was announced Wednesday.

QRCS selected among Qatar’s top supportive organisations in Covid-19 crisis

QRCS selected among Qatar’s top supportive organisations in Covid-19 crisis

Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has been recognised as one of 10 Qatari organisations that proved most supportive in dealing with the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic

UK doctors to trial ibuprofen in Covid-19 patients with breathing difficulties

UK doctors to trial ibuprofen in Covid-19 patients with breathing difficulties

British doctors are trialling a formulation of anti-inflammatory ibuprofen to see if it reduces respiratory failure in patients with severe symptoms of Covid-19.

Cabinet allows more people in vehicles; revises private sector working hours

Cabinet allows more people in vehicles; revises private sector working hours

The Cabinet has decided to increase the minimum number of people allowed in a vehicle from two to four, including the driver, with families being exempted.

Covid-19 death toll among nurses doubled in past month, says nurses group

Covid-19 death toll among nurses doubled in past month, says nurses group

More than 600 nurses worldwide are known to have died from Covid-19, which has infected an estimated 450,000 healthcare workers, the International Council of Nurses said on Wednesday.

Qatar Scientific Club manufactures face shields to check Covid-19 spread

Qatar Scientific Club manufactures face shields to check Covid-19 spread

Qatar Scientific Club announced the production of 100 face shields in the club's digital manufacturing laboratories in coordination with Aspire Academy to reduce the risk of transmission of Coronavirus (Covid-19).

'Endemic racial discrimination' exposed in US: UN rights chief

'Endemic racial discrimination' exposed in US: UN rights chief

The coronavirus pandemic's disproportionate impact on ethnic minorities, and protests triggered by George Floyd's death, have laid bare "endemic inequalities" in the United States, the UN rights chief said Tuesday

Japan allows saliva-based tests to boost coronavirus detection

Japan allows saliva-based tests to boost coronavirus detection

Japan on Tuesday approved saliva-based tests for the coronavirus, offering a safer, simpler way to diagnose infection than nasal swabs as it looks to boost its testing rates. Hours after the approval

UK's Recovery Covid-19 drug trial expected in early July

UK's Recovery Covid-19 drug trial expected in early July

The first results from the world's largest randomised trial of drugs to treat Covid-19 patients could be available in early July, one of the scientists leading the UK-based study called Recovery said on Tuesday.