Saturday 19 September 2020

Ajman Tourism performs Covid testing for hospitality staff

Ajman Tourism Development Department (ATDD) has conducted comprehensive coronavirus checks for hospitality employees in cooperation with Ajman Medical District and Ajman Crises Management Team.   This was in line with the strengthening of precautionary measures


Preparing for Covid-19 vaccine transport

The International Air Transport Association (Iata) urged governments to begin careful planning with industry stakeholders to ensure full preparedness when vaccines for Covid-19 are approved and available for distribution.    The association also warned of p


Over 3bn people protected from trans fat

The World Health Organisation’s (Who) reports that 58 countries have so far introduced laws that will protect 3.2 billion people from harmful trans fat by the end of 2021.    This happened in two years since who launched an ambitious effort to elimina


UAE conducts over 7.5m Covid-19 tests so far

The UAE has conducted more than 7.5 million Covid-19 tests since the beginning of the pandemic.   The country is at the forefront of the world in total medical tests compared to the population, according to Dr Omar Al Hammadi, the official spokesman for the UAE


Covid-19 'could reverse decades of progress in healthcare'

Surveys by Unicef and Who reveal that the Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in major disruptions to health services that threaten to undo decades of hard-won progress.   Meanwhile, the number of global under-five deaths dropped to its lowest point on record in 2019


Vaccine could be ready by mid-October, says BioNTech CEO

A Covid-19 vaccine being developed by the US-German pharmaceutical cooperation between Pfizer and BioNTech is “near perfect” and could be ready for approval by mid-October, said BioNTech CEO and co-founder Ugur Sahin in an interview with CNN's Frederik Pleitgen. &


Bulk deliveries of Covid vaccine by year-end: Russia

Bulk deliveries of a vaccine against the coronavirus Covid-19 infection to the regions are scheduled to begin in November - December, Russian Healthcare Minister Mikhail Murashko was quoted as saying in a media report. Earlier the Healthcare Ministry reported that the first batch


Seha re-opens rehabilitation unit at Al Ain Hospital

Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (Seha) has reopened the rehabilitation department in Al Ain Hospital, resuming the provision of world class medical care to its patients. The rehabilitation department, which is located in a building separate from the main hospital facility, prov

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