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* Four countries not covered by hotel quarantine exception based on age and health status

* Qatar Airways set to resume flights to the United Arab Emirates on January the 27th

* Qatar’s mobile Internet speed is the fastest in the world

* Active cases of COVID-19 up by 139 to 3,402

It’s Thursday 21st January

In today’s newspapers

Four countries not covered by hotel quarantine exception based on age and health status

The Ministry of Public Health yesterday said people coming to Qatar from the UK, South Africa, the Netherlands and Denmark are not eligible for hotel quarantine exemptions based on their age and health conditions.

Qatar Airways set to resume flights to the United Arab Emirates on January the 27th

Qatar Airways said the airline will fly twice daily to Dubai and once daily to Abu Dhabi.

Qatar’s mobile Internet speed is the fastest in the world

Mobile Internet speeds in Qatar were the fastest in the world in December 2020 according to the speed test global index results released yesterday. The average mobile upload speed globally is 47.2 megabits per second. While here in Qatar the average mobile download speed is a massive 178.01 megabits per second. That’s way over three times the global average.

The Met Office has put out a warning that strong winds are expected today with poor horizontal visibility. Qatar will be generally dusty in place, and relatively cold by tonight.

Doha will see temperatures between 18 and 24 degrees. Abu Samra, Messaid and Al Khor, will all experience today’s lowest temperatures of 13 degrees.

Now today’s COVID update.

In the last 24-hour period, active cases of COVID-19 have increased by 139, to 3,402.

8,930 COVID-19 tests were performed, and just 3.03% of those tested positive.

Of those testing positive 40 were travellers who are now in quarantine.

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* Sainsbury’s to open its first branch in Lusail City

* MoPH updates its list of groups eligible for home quarantine

* Airspace reopening shows positive impact on QA

* Active cases of COVID-19 up by 68 to 3,241

It’s Wednesday 20th January

In today’s newspapers

The Ministry of Public Health updates its list of groups eligible for home quarantine

The update will be effective from January the 24th at all ports of entry.

The revised list includes 19 categories applicable to Qatari citizens and residents.

Airspace reopening shows positive impact on Qatar Airways

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Officer, His Eminence Akbar Al Baker was speaking on the subject of the airspace reopening during an interview with CNN. And he said “Just to give you an example we saved nearly two hours and 40 minutes flying to Sao Paulo each way. Khartoum will be only three and a half hours instead of seven hours. Lagos we will save nearly an hour and a half. So yes, it will make a big impact on our operational costs. “

Sainsbury’s to open its first branch in Lusail City

Sainsbury’s the UK’s second largest chain of supermarkets will open its first branch in Lusail City as part of its expansion strategy.

It’s expected to open in the first quarter of 2022. And I can’t wait. I absolutely love Sainsbury’s products and those of you that have never enjoyed shopping in Sainsbury’s before, are in for a real treat.  

Qatar’s weather generally today will be Clear With a maximum temperature of 24 degrees, and cool later. With the temperatures in Doha ranging between 16 degrees and 23 degrees.

Abu Samra and Al Khor share todays lowest expected temperature at just 13 degrees.

Now today’s COVID update.

In the last 24-hour period, active cases of COVID-19 have increased by 22, to 3,263.

9,490 COVID-19 tests were performed, and just 2.37% of those tested positive.

Of those testing positive 36 were travellers who are now in quarantine.

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#Doha #Qatar #News in 60 Seconds – Wednesday 20th 2021 S1E258

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* Vaccination certificate for boarding a plane to be the new normal says Qatar Airways CEO

* Qatar to issue COVID-19 vaccination certificates

* Egypt and UAE flights resume

* Active cases of COVID-19 up by 68 to 3,241

It’s Tuesday 19th January

In today’s newspapers

Vaccination certificate for boarding a plane to be the new normal says Qatar Airways chief

“Until and unless science proves all these questions that people have about the disease or the effect of the vaccination, I don’t think that the travel will come back to 2019 levels for the foreseeable future”

Said Akbar Al Baker Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive.

Qatar to issue COVID-19 vaccination certificates

The Ministry of Public Health announced yesterday that all individuals who have received two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine will get the vaccination certificate seven days after the second dose.

Egypt and UAE flights resume

Flights between Qatar and two Arab countries Egypt and the UAE resumed yesterday following the reopening of airspace and borders

Qatar’s weather today will be hazy in places at first becoming moderate temperature later, with some clouds. Relatively cold by tonight.

Doha will see a maximum temperature of 25 degrees and a minimum of 19 degrees. Messaid will be the coolest in the country with the temperature as low is 14 degrees.

Now today’s COVID update.

In the last 24-hour period, active cases of COVID-19 have increased by 68, to 3,241.

10,502 COVID-19 tests were performed, and just 2.16% of those tested positive.

Of those testing positive 39 were travellers who are now in quarantine.

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#Doha #Qatar #News in 60 Seconds – Tuesday 19th 2021 S1E257

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* 60 years old and above now eligible for COVID-19 vaccine

* Online registration opens for COVID-19 vaccination

* Schools told to ensure attendance in online and in person classes

* Active cases of COVID-19 down by 58 to 3,173

It’s Monday 18th January

In today’s newspapers

60 years old and above now eligible for COVID-19 vaccine

Doctor Abdullatif Al Khal, chairman of the National Health Strategic Group on COVID-19 Said yesterday “the expansion that has begun today in the COVID-19 vaccination programme, means that we will be able to provide the vaccine to a larger segment of the community, and I invite all people who meet the requirements for vaccination to book appointments for the COVID-19 vaccine at the earliest opportunity“

Online registration opens for COVID-19 vaccination

The Ministry of Public Health has launched a new online registration process that allows citizens and residents to register their desire to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. The new online registration form is available at the ministry’s website, and it allows people who meet the requirements for priority groups to request an appointment to receive the vaccine. People who are not yet among the current listed priority categories can also register their desire to receive the vaccine. Their details will be saved by the Ministry of Public Health and they will be sent a notification as soon as they become eligible to receive the vaccine in the future. I will be registering my interest today.

Schools told to ensure attendance in online and in person classes

Schools have been directed to take disciplinary action against students who are repeatedly absent after warnings following the attendance policies of the Ministry of Education and Higher Education.

Qatar’s weather generally today will be Misty in places at first becoming moderate temperature later in the day with some clouds. Relatively cold by tonight.

Doha will see a low of 17 degrees and a maximum of 26 degrees today.

Messaid looks like being the coolest today with the temperature as low as 11 degrees.

Now today’s COVID update.

In the last 24-hour period, active cases of COVID-19 have decreased by 58, to 3,173.

8,668 COVID-19 tests were performed, and just 2.17% of those tested positive.

Of those testing positive 39 were travellers who are now in quarantine.

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#Doha #Qatar #News in 60 Seconds – Monday 18th 2021 S1E256

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* Qatar-USA 2021 Year of Culture kicks off

* HMC resumes face to face outpatient appointments

* MoPH urges parents to ensure flu vaccine shots for their children

* Active cases of COVID-19 up by 27 to 3,231

It’s Sunday 17th January

In today’s newspapers

Qatar-USA 2021 Year of Culture kicks off

The Qatar USA year of culture aims to enhance cultural and artistic exchange between the two countries.

Hamad Medical Corporation resumes face to face outpatient appointments

Only patients with an appointment will be admitted to the Hamad Medical Corporation facilities. And attendees will need to show their Ehteraz status and have their body temperature taken prior to entry.

Hamad Medical Corporation will continue to offer virtual clinics for some follow up appointments or repeat prescriptions.

The Ministry of Public Health urges parents to ensure flu vaccine shots for their children

The ministry has reminded the public that this year it’s more important than ever to get the flu vaccination especially for children.

“Children are more susceptible to flu. protect your children from getting the virus and spreading it. Get them vaccinated” Said the National Head for Children and Adolescent Health Strategy.

Qatar’s weather in general today will be Misty to foggy in places at first becoming moderate temperature daytime with some clouds. And relatively cold by tonight.

Doha will see a high of 28 degrees and a low of 18. Abu Samra Continues to be the coldest with an expected low of 11 degrees.

And there’s a fog warning in place.

The country is expected to witness mist and fog in some places during the night and early morning until tomorrow the Qatar Metrological Department has warned.

Now today’s COVID update.

In the last 24-hour period, active cases of COVID-19 have increased by 27, to 3,231.

10,132 COVID-19 tests were performed, and just 2.01% of those tested positive.

Of those testing positive 40 were travellers who are now in quarantine.

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#Doha #Qatar #News in 60 Seconds – Sunday 17th 2021 S1E255

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