Pfizer says its antiviral pill slashes risk of severe Covid-19 by 89%

Pfizer says its antiviral pill slashes risk of severe Covid-19 by 89%

Pfizer Inc's experimental antiviral pill to treat Covid-19 was shown to cut by 89% the chances of hospitalization or death for adults at risk of developing severe disease, the company said on Friday, offering what could be a promising new weapon in the fight against the pandemic.

 WHO grants emergency approval for India's Covaxin jab

WHO grants emergency approval for India's Covaxin jab

The World Health Organization said Wednesday it had issued an emergency use listing for Covaxin, a vaccine against Covid-19 produced by India's Bharat Biotech.

Delta variant of Covid-19 far more infectious than smallpox

Delta variant of Covid-19 far more infectious than smallpox

The Delta variant of Covid-19 is far more contagious than smallpox and virulent than other mutations of the virus, says a study recently published by Qatar Medical Journal and featured on QScience.

Qatar sends medical aid to Algeria

Qatar sends medical aid to Algeria

Qatar, represented by Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD), sent urgent medical aid to Algeria to support its efforts in combating the outbreak of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

WCM-Q students help resolve concern about Covid-19 and BP medication

WCM-Q students help resolve concern about Covid-19 and BP medication

Students at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) have helped answer a question about the potential dangers posed by blood pressure medication for those infected with Covid-19. The trainee doctors participated in a systematic review

UK PM, finance minister exposed to Covid, confined to office work

UK PM, finance minister exposed to Covid, confined to office work

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his finance minister Rishi Sunak will be limited to working from their offices and subject to daily Covid-19 testing after being identified as a contact of someone who tested positive for the virus.

No pandemic end in sight with raging outbreaks in India, Brazil

No pandemic end in sight with raging outbreaks in India, Brazil

Fresh coronavirus waves showed no sign of abating Saturday as devastating surges in India and Brazil pushed daily infections and deaths to record levels.

Syria's President Assad and his wife test positive for Covid-19

Syria's President Assad and his wife test positive for Covid-19

Syria's President Bashar al-Assad and his wife Asma have tested positive for Covid-19 after showing minor symptoms, his office said on Monday.

Commercial Bank strives to stay ahead of the curve in digital innovation; pandemic gears up momentum

Commercial Bank strives to stay ahead of the curve in digital innovation; pandemic gears up momentum

Commercial Bank has always strived to stay ahead of the curve in digital innovation and Covid-19 has accelerated its momentum and changed the scope of how people bank and use digital services, senior CB executives said at a recent media roundtable.

459 cases of the virus, 480 recoveries Sunday in Qatar

459 cases of the virus, 480 recoveries Sunday in Qatar

The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) reported Sunday 459 new confirmed cases of coronavirus (Covid-19), of which 415 were from community and 44 from travellers returning from abroad who are subject to quarantine.

Covid-19 measures to continue: Cabinet

Covid-19 measures to continue: Cabinet

HE the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz al-Thani chaired on Wednesday the cabinet's regular meeting held at its seat at the Amiri Diwan.

Massage centres closed for Covid-19 violations

Massage centres closed for Covid-19 violations

The Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MoCI) on Tuesday announced the closure of four commercial establishments for violating its circulars regarding the precautionary and preventive measures ...