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  • 350 vehicles seized for traffic violations
  • 37% of adults got at least one COVID vaccine jab
  • QA Holidays launches new quarantine free Holidays packages
  • Active cases of COVID-19 up by 147 to 22,539

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#Doha #Qatar #News in 60 Seconds – Wednesday 21st April 2021 S02E11

It’s Wednesday 21st April

In today’s newspapers

350 vehicles seized for traffic violations

As part of the traffic inspection campaign to control violations during the Holy Month of Ramadan the general directorate of traffic has seized about 350 vehicles for committing several violations.

The campaign aims to reduce traffic accidents and traffic violations, as well as strengthen road safety requirements to protect lives and property.

37% of adults got at least one COVID vaccine jab

Almost 37% of people aged 16 years and above have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine since the start of Qatar’s National COVID-19 Vaccination Programme.

About 83.4% of people aged 60 and over, which is the most vulnerable population group, have been vaccinated with at least one dose, while 68.8% have received both vaccine doses the Ministry of Public Health says.

Qatar Airways Holidays launches new quarantine free Holidays packages

To the Maldives, Istanbul and Tbilisi. Qatar citizens and residents who have completed their COVID-19 vaccination, will have an exclusive opportunity for a much awaited vacation, followed by a quarantine free return to Qatar.

Qatar’s weather today

Doha will see temperatures between 25 and 37 degrees. Elsewhere in the country it will be between 17 and 38 degrees.

Now today’s COVID update.

In the last 24-hour period, there have been 885 new cases of COVID-19 and 733 recoveries. Unfortunately, there were also 5 Covid related deaths. Which means there’s been an increase of 147 cases giving us a new current total of 22,539 active cases.

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  • MoPH starts applying world standards for testing imported food
  • Traffic Department warns against over speeding before iftar
  • Many airlines will go under, warns Al Baker
  • Active cases of COVID-19 up by 164 to 22,392

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#Doha #Qatar #News in 60 Seconds – Tuesday 20th April 2021 S02E10

It’s Tuesday 20th April

In today’s newspapers

Ministry of Public Health starts applying world standards for testing imported food

The MoPH have begun implementing the requirements of the international quality system ISO 17020 in the field of inspection of imported foods. By training inspectors working in the various state outlets to apply the new standards.

The training carried out by the technical team at the food safety department includes, all areas of inspection including document checking, visual inspection, and sampling according to standard work methods consistent with international best practises.

Traffic Department warns against over speeding before iftar

The General Directorate of Traffic has warned drivers against over speeding, especially before Iftar. The Directorate also stressed that road users have to adhere to the speed limit to preserve the safety of others. Drifting, reckless driving, and speeding before Iftar are among the common wrong traffic behaviours during Ramadan.

Many airlines will go under, warns Al Baker

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Akbar Al Baker has warned that many airlines will go down by the time the COVID-19 pandemic is over. In an interview with CNN Al Baker said “by the time this pandemic is over, there will only be a few airlines that are strong and will continue operating. A lot of other airlines will go under. And this will continue to happen because we have not seen the worst of it over yet.”

Qatar’s weather today

Doha will see temperatures between 24 and 37 degrees. Elsewhere in the country it will be between 16 and 36 degrees.

Now today’s COVID update.

In the last 24-hour period, there have been 896 new cases of COVID-19 and 728 recoveries. Unfortunately, there were also 4 Covid related deaths. Which means there’s been an increase of 164 cases giving us a new current total of 22,392 active cases.

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  • 36% of people get at least one dose
  • 60% of eligible population to receive vaccine in two months
  • HMC anesthesia center gets top US recognition
  • Active cases of COVID-19 up by 104 to 22,228

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#Doha #Qatar #News in 60 Seconds – Monday 19th April 2021 S02E09

It’s Monday 19th April

In today’s newspapers

36% of people get at least one dose

The Ministry of Public Health has announced that 35.5% of people aged 16 years and above have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine since the start of Qatar’s national COVID-19 vaccination programme.

60% of eligible population to receive vaccine in two months

Some 60% of the eligible population will receive vaccination against COVID-19 in Qatar within two months by continuing the current pace, according to a senior official within the Ministry of Public Health. “Once vaccination reaches 80% of the eligible population, life could return to normal” said Dr. Soha al-Bayat, head of Vaccination at the Ministry of Public Health.

Hamad Medical Corporation anaesthesia centre gets top US recognition

The Obstetric Anaesthesia Service at Hamad Medical Corporation’s Women’s Wellness and Research Centre, has been designated as a Centre of Excellence by the Society for Obstetric Anaesthesia and Perinatology in the United States.

Qatar’s weather today

Doha will see temperatures between 25 and 36 degrees. Elsewhere in the country it will be between 18 and 37 degrees.

Now today’s COVID update.

In the last 24-hour period, there have been 823 new cases of COVID-19 and 713 recoveries. Unfortunately, there were also 6 Covid related deaths. Which means there’s been an increase of 104 cases giving us a new current total of 22,228 active cases. I do believe the curve is starting to show signs of beginning to flatten.

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  • 35 years and above now eligible for COVID-19 vaccine
  • Manufacturing sector likely to employ over 100,000 by 2025
  • Action against 362 for flouting covid norms
  • Active cases of COVID-19 up by 159 to 22,124

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#Doha #Qatar #News in 60 Seconds – Friday 18th April 2021 S02E08

It’s Sunday 18th April

In today’s newspapers

35 years and above now eligible for COVID-19 vaccine

Doctor Abdullatif Al Khal chairman of the National Health Strategic Group on COVID-19 says “lowering the eligibility threshold to 35 years of age will enable a wider section of our population to be vaccinated and become protected against COVID-19. Since the start of March, we have almost doubled the number of weekly vaccines administered and in the past seven days alone we have administered over 160,000 doses, across more than 35 vaccination centres.”

Manufacturing sector likely to employ over 100,000 by 2025

The government’s effort to boost the SME sector manufacturing and the shifting focus towards the non-hydrocarbon sector exports, is expected to drive the production value for the manufacturing sector by 30% from 2019 to 2025.

Action against 362 for flouting COVID norms

On Saturday as many as 362 people were referred to the public prosecution for violating COVID-19 safety norms.

282 people were booked for not wearing masks, 3 faced action for breaking a rule that bans more than 4 people including the driver from travelling together in a car, and 73 for not maintaining safe physical distancing, along with 4 more for not installing the Ehteraz application

Qatar’s weather today

Doha will see temperatures between 24 and 37 degrees. Elsewhere in the country it will be between 17 and 37 degrees.

Now today’s COVID update.

In the last 24-hour period, there have been 827 new cases of COVID-19 and 659 recoveries. Unfortunately, there were also 9 Covid related deaths. Which means there’s been an increase of 159 cases giving us a new current total of 22,124 active cases.

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  • Difficult to limit travel only to vaccine recipients
  • Schools to reopen on August the 29th
  • Qatari stocks jump on plan to allow full foreign ownership
  • 3rd covid vaccine dose likely to be needed within 12 months
  • Active cases of COVID-19 up by 383 to 21,610

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#Doha #Qatar #News in 60 Seconds – Friday 16th April 2021 S02E07

It’s Friday 16th April

In today’s newspapers

Difficult to limit travel only to vaccine recipients

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Akbar Al Baker has said that the demand for air travel in December led to the doubling of the number of COVID-19 infections in some countries. He, however, stressed that it is difficult to limit travel to only vaccine recipients.

Schools to reopen on August the 29th

School staff will return on August the 16th, the second-round exams for grades 1 to 12 will take place between August the 18th and August 24th. And the academic year 2021 to 2022 will begin from August the 29th.

Qatari stocks jump on plan to allow full foreign ownership

Stocks jumped 2.8% after the Cabinet announcement yesterday.

The Cabinet has approved a draught law allowing foreign investors to own up to 100% in Qatari shareholding companies listed on the Qatar Stock Exchange.

3rd covid vaccine dose likely to be needed within 12 months

The CEO of Pfizer has said that people will most likely need a booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine within a year of getting fully vaccinated.

Qatar’s weather today

The Met officer have put out a warning to expect strong winds in some places at times. Doha will see temperatures between 24 and 35 degrees. Elsewhere in the country it will be between 22 and 35 degrees.

Now today’s COVID update.

In the last 24-hour period, there have been 989 new cases of COVID-19 and 597 recoveries. Unfortunately, there were also 9 Covid related deaths. Which means there’s been an increase of 383 cases giving us a new current total of 21,610 active cases.

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