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Iraq plans Covid-19 vaccine passports for travellers

Iraq plans to issue a vaccine passport as proof of immunisation against coronavirus for those wishing to travel abroad, the country’s health minister said on Sunday. Hassan Al Tamimi told the Iraqi News Agency that the ministry will begin compiling information on vaccinations next week. Ir

Saudi Arabia records 27,377 COVID-19 violations

Saudi authorities continued their monitoring campaigns to ensure compliance with the precautionary measures imposed to stem the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).They recorded 27,377 violations of the regulations within one week, according to recent statistics from the Ministry of Inter

Bahrain's King Hamad receives Saudi interior minister

 Bahrain’s King Hamad received Saudi Minister of Interior Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Naif at Sakhir Palace in the kingdom’s western region on Sunday.At the beginning of the meeting, Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud conveyed greetings from King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salm

Qatar: We will provide vaccination against Corona to all those attending the 2022 World Cup

The Qatari Foreign Minister, Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani, announced that his country will provide vaccination against "Corona" for all those attending the 2022 World Cup. According to the Qatari "Al Sharq" website, Al Thani said, upon hosting the "Racina Dialogue 2021", that his country is

Only 14 intensive care beds remain free in Oman as Covid-19 surges

Hospital beds are filling in Oman as Covid-19 cases soar, the sultanate’s health minister said on Tuesday. “The capacity of the intensive care units will run out if the situation remains like this,” Dr Ahmed Al Saidi said. “The reasons behind the hike in numbers are the n

UAE confirms 1,843 new COVID-19 infections, 2 deaths

The UAE has recorded 1,843 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours after conducting 198,135 tests, state news agency WAM reported.The Ministry of Health and Prevention said the total number of infected cases since the pandemic began has reached 493,266 while the total fatalities stand at 1,547

Saudi Arabia: Houthi attack causes fire at Jizan University

Debris from missiles fired by Houthi rebels caused a fire on a university campus in southern Saudi Arabia, the Saudi-led coalition fighting the Yemeni rebels said. Saudi air defences intercepted five missiles and four armed drones launched by the rebels towards the southern city of Jizan, coaliti

Saudi Arabia announces 10 more COVID-19 deaths

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia announced 10 deaths from COVID-19 and 985 new infections on Thursday.Of the new cases, 463 were recorded in Riyadh, 164 in Makkah, 140 in the the Eastern Province, 34 in Asir, 33 in Hail, 30 in Madinah, 21 in Jazan, 20 in Tabuk, 16 in Najran, 11 in the Northern Borders region,

Oman night ban returns as ICU cases hit new record

Oman has reported on Wednesday a record number of coronavirus patients in the intensive care unit as the Sultanate renewed night curfew, daily Times of Oman reported. There are more than 770 hospitalized COVID-19 patients, with 264 in ICU, for the first time since the pandemic started, the report

1 killed, 12 wounded in market explosion in Baghdad

 A powerful explosion rocked a market in east Baghdad on Thursday, killing one person and injuring 12 others, according to Iraq’s military. The cause of the blast in the city’s Sadr City area, in the Habibiya neighborhood, was not immediately known. It sent a cloud of black smoke

Saudi Arabia records 11 COVID-19 deaths, 842 new cases

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia recorded 11 new COVID-19 related deaths on Monday, raising the total number of fatalities to 6,765.The Ministry of Health confirmed 842 new confirmed cases reported in the Kingdom in the previous 24 hours, meaning 399,277 people have now contracted the disease. Of the tot

Oman reports record daily Covid-19 deaths

Oman reported its highest number of daily deaths from coronavirus on Sunday, with 29 more people dying of Covid-19 days before the start of a new lockdown. The country also recorded a record 3,544 new Covid-19 infections, said the Ministry of Health. The total number of deaths since the start of

Saudi Arabia Confirms 799 New COVID-19 Cases

Saudi Arabia recorded 799 new confirmed coronavirus cases and seven deaths on Sunday. The new fatalities brought the death toll from complications caused by the COVID-19 disease to 6,754. With the new cases, 398,435 people have now contracted the disease in the Kingdom, the Health Ministry said.

1,810 new COVID-19 cases, 2 deaths in UAE in 24 hours

The Ministry of Health and Prevention, MoHAP, registered 1,810 new coronavirus cases on Sunday. Additionally,1,652 individuals have recovered and two people passed away from complications. Using state-of-the-art medical testing equipment, the ministry carried out 242, 415 additional COVID-19 tes

Saudi Arabia announces ten more COVID-19 deaths

Saudi Arabia announced ten deaths from COVID-19 and 878 new infections on Saturday.Of the new cases, 410 were recorded in Riyadh, 149 in Makkah, 141 in the the Eastern Province, 30 in Hail, 28 in Asir, 24 in Madinah, 23 in Jazan, 22 in Tabuk, nine in Al-Jouf, eight in Najran and eight in the North

Iraq blames public for new coronavirus record, urges vaccinations

Iraq’s Health Ministry has warned of “dire consequences” ahead because citizens are not heeding coronavirus prevention measures, after the country reached a new high in daily infection rates.Iraq recorded 8,331 new virus cases within a 24-hour period on Wednesday, the highest fig

UAE reports 1,875 new COVID-19 infections, 3 deaths

The UAE has recorded 1,875 new coronavirus cases after conducting 244,357 tests, state news agency WAM reported.The total number of infections in the country now stands at 480,006 since the pandemic began, the health ministry said.It added that three people died from coronavirus complications, rai

UAE reports 2,112 new COVID-19 cases, 3 deaths in last 24 hours

The UAE reported 2,112 new coronavirus cases and three deaths overnight even as health officials continue with the mass inoculation program for citizens and residents in the country. The latest figures bring the country COVID-19 caseload to 478,131, including 1,523 deaths, of which 463,032 have f