It’s Saturday 22nd August, this is the news in 60 seconds

In today’s newspapers.

Sabah Al Ahmad Corridor Set for major opening by the end of the month.

The corridor which spans 37km, starts from the Expressway near Landmark and goes all the way down to Hamad International Airport. Joining the North and the South of Doha directly. Is so important that it gets to be called a corridor, instead of a road. And it’s called the Sabah Al Ahmad Corridor as a sign appreciation and thanks to the Kuwaiti Amir, for his constant support of Qatar.

The corridor has a total of 17 intersections, 32 bridges and 12 tunnels. It has Qatar’s first suspension bridge which spans across what used to be called Decoration Roundabout on Salwa Road. And also has the countries longest bridge covering a distance of 2.6 kilometres. As well as the country’s longest and deepest Bi-directional tunnel.

Guidelines for the blended learning system have been released

Under the new system every school will inform parents by SMS regarding the in school-days that each student needs to attend.

For distance learning 6 sessions of 15 to 20 minutes duration, will be held per day with the help of recorded lessons.

Every student needs to attend in-person, one to three classes per week as assigned by the school.

Digital transformation accelerated in Qatar says expert.

The Qatar government has been in the forefront of digital transformation. Making its transactions and operations more efficient, effective, accessible and customer-centric.

And Duhail has been crowned the QNB stars League champions.

Duhail beat Al Ahli one nil thanks to a free-kick by Edmilson in the 24th minute.     

Active cases of COVID-19 here in Qatar are still hovering at just above 3,000. And as a 7 day average, only 5.74% of those being tested are testing positive.

That’s all for today, have a great Saturday, and I’ll see you tomorrow.

Qatar News in 60 Seconds – Saturday 22nd August 2020 S1E133

Read by Brian Candy @iCandy_pw

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