• Kahramaa and Vodafone launch Internet of Things powered smart meters
  • Container traffic grows 17% in Qatar ports in October
  • The Amir calls for rain seeking prayer on Thursday
  • Active cases of COVID-19 are down by 15 to 2,689

It’s Tuesday 3rd November, this is the news in 60 seconds

In today’s newspapers

Kahramaa and Vodafone launch Internet of Things powered smart metres

600,000 smart metres located in homes and companies across the country will be equipped with Vodafone’s Internet of Things SIM’s.

Smart metres eliminate the need for technicians to perform manual reading’s, as the metre is connected directly to Kahramaa.

This means customers get more timely electricity and water consumption readings and bills. Giving consumers the information they need to better understand their usage, and thus make changes to conserve resources and save money.

Container traffic grows 17% in Qatar ports in October.

Compared to the same period in 2019, reaching nearly 128,500 TEU’s or 20 foot equivalent units. Last month saw a total of 330 vessels visit Hamad Port, Ruwais Port and Doha Port.

The Amir calls for rain seeking prayer on Thursday

The ministry of AWQAF and Islamic affairs has prepared 78 mosques for the rain seeking prayer. I won’t bother to wash my car then.

For the 7th day running active cases of COVID-19 have continued to fall here in Qatar.

This time they are down by a further 15 to 2,689 and once again that’s a new all time low.

24 of those are travellers coming into the country and testing positive. They are now in quarantine.

The highest number of COVID-19 tests ever were performed, coming in at a whopping 11,584. And just 1.7% of those tested positive, which is a new all time. A round of applause for this record breaking day think.

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