• Australia has expressed satisfaction with the steps taken by Qatar in HIA incident
  • Attendance is compulsory in the country’s schools on a rotation basis from today
  • People aged over 50 have been urged to get the annual seasonal flu vaccination
  • Petrol and diesel become cheaper in November
  • Active cases of COVID-19 are down by 21 to 2,741

It’s Sunday 1st November, this is the news in 60 seconds

In today’s newspapers

Australia has expressed satisfaction with the steps taken by Qatar in the Hamad International Airport incident.

The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Mohammed Bin Abdul Rahman Al Thani, spoke with Australian Senator Marise Payne, and expressed his deepest sympathies with the women impacted by the search at the airport. He renewed Qatar’s apology to them, and said the incident is considered a violation of Qatar’s laws and values, and that the officials involved have been referred to the public prosecution office.

Commenting on the measures taken, Pain thank Sheikh Mohammed for Qatar’s commitment to bringing a meaningful resolution to the case. Expressing Australia’s satisfaction with the initial steps taken by Qatar to address the matter.

Attendance is compulsory in the country’s schools on a rotation basis from today.

In line with the decision announced by the Ministry of Education and Higher education recently. The rotating attendance system cancels the earlier decision to let students choose between physically present and distance learning. Now the blended education system will be applied according to the weekly rotating attendance schedule.

People over the age of 50 years have been urged to get the annual seasonal flu vaccination as early as possible.

It takes about two weeks to build immunity to the influenza virus after being vaccinated. So it’s important for those aged over 50 years to get the vaccine as early as possible.

Petrol and diesel become cheaper in November.

Premium petrol is now just 1.2 Qatar Riyals per litre. And for those of you from around the rest of the world, that means you get around 3 litres of fuel for just 1 US dollar.

Active cases of COVID-19 are down by 21 to 2,741 and that’s a new all time now.

34 of those are travellers coming into the country and testing positive. And they are now in quarantine.

In total 9,368 COVID-19 tests were performed. And just 2.27% of those tested positive.

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