It’s Sunday 19th of July, this is the news in 60 seconds

On today’s front pages.

The Amir of Kuwait was admitted to hospital yesterday for checkups. And the Kuwaiti Crown Prince has been assigned to take over some of the constitutional jurisdiction duties.

Doha Metro has won the prestigious Chartered Institute of Highways and Transportation, or CIHT, International Award 2020. Which recognizes outstanding examples of highway and transportation infrastructure or services outside of the United Kingdom and Ireland.

Doha Metro won the award having been shortlisted alongside mega projects in the US, Africa, Asia and the Balkans.

With International travel restrictions in place, Qatar’s hospitality sector have geared up for an expected increase in Staycations this year. Hotels and resorts in Qatar have created some outstanding packages, including up to 50% off, early check-ins, late checkouts and room upgrades.

There’s a link in today’s News in 60 Seconds episode text, for www.qatarairwaysholdidays.com/staycation where you can book a stay including diner for two and a complimentary restaurant voucher from Discover Qatar.

In Qatar there’s a law restricting working hours for those working outdoors during the summer months. For the health and safety of those working outdoors it’s forbidden to work between the hours of 11:30am and 3pm. Keeping them out of the heat of the midday sun. However its been announced yesterday that 33 worksites have been closed down for violating this law.

And finally, local dates are to become available from July 20th. The Agricultural Affairs Department have announced that fresh dates, locally known as Al Rutab, will be available at all Al Meera Supermarket branches from July 20th

Now here’s a quick look at yesterday’s COVID update

Of the 3,406 tested, 410 people which is  12.04%, tested positive.

There were 426 recoveries, and I’m sad to say, 1 death.

Meaning active cases have dropped by 17 to 3,131 in the previous 24hr period.

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

Qatar News in 60 Seconds – Sunday 19th July 2020 S1E102

Read by Brian Candy

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