In today’s newspapers

  • Qatar’s economy shows signs of recovery
  • Expanded day care unit at NCCCR
  • Qatar making 1m lt hand sanitizers month
  • WISE launch edtech test bed in EC soon

Qatar’s economy shows signs of recovery

Qatar’s economy appears to have recovered somewhat in the third quarter after a decline in the second quarter due to COVID-19 containment measures, low energy prices and plummeting visitor arrivals according to FocusEconomics.

In its October report FocusEconomics said Qatar’s government progressively lifted lockdown restrictions in four stages from mid-June and entered phase four on September 1st. As a result, the report said economic activity had largely resumed although capacity restrictions remain in place in stores and workplaces.

Expanded day care unit at NCCCR inaugurated

The minister of public health Doctor Hannan Mohammed Al Kawari has formally opened the expanded day care unit at the National Centre for Cancer Care and Research.

Dr. Al Kawari said the day care unit has greatly expanded from 16 to 52 beds, which will positively impact the care provided to patients, most noticeably the chemotherapy services that have been enhanced.

Qatar making 1 million litres of hand sanitizers per month

Qatar in a short period of time has built sufficient capacity to produce hand sanitizers locally. The country is currently producing around 1 million litres of hand sanitizers per month.

The World Innovation Summit for Education or WISE, will launch an edtech test bed in Education City very soon. Says Victoria Basma the Policy and Partnerships Officer with WISE.

Active cases of COVID-19 are now 2,792 which is a new all time low!

3.46% of those tested, tested positive.

And 10 cases were returning travelers, who are now in quarantine.

Don’t forget to visit our best friends at ‘Hello Qatar’. And get the most out of your time here in Qatar.

That’s all for today. Take care, and I’ll see ya tomorrow.


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