It’s Tuesday 6th October, this is the news in 60 seconds

In today’s newspapers, read by Brian Candy

  • FREE COVID-19 Vaccine for all
  • Automatic RP Renewal
  • Libsear hospital discharges last COVID-19 patient
  • Hunting and Falcons exhibition on October 20th

All Qatar residents to get COVID vaccine for free

Doctor Al Khal announced yesterday that the Ministry of Public Health has signed an agreement with Pfizer and bioNTech to supply Qatar with vaccine.

The vaccine should complete trials in around a months’ time. And limited quantities could be available as early as December if things go as planned. Priority will initially be given to the most vulnerable categories of people such as the elderly and those suffering from chronic disease. Over time, more and more quantities of the vaccine will be available to provide for all, said Doctor Al Khal.

The Ministry of Interior launches automatic RP renewal facilities for companies.

The automatic residency renewal facility is in line with the MoI’s recently launched concept to provide ‘Zero Click’ services to companies in Qatar.

Once a company has registered through Metrash2, the service will automatically renew residency for employees. And send IDs to the company on a monthly basis, without human interaction.

Libsear hospital discharges its last COVID-19 patient.

The 504 bed field hospital has treated 1,884 COVID-19 patients since it opened in May.

The Cultural Village foundation Katara will kick off the 4th edition of the International Hunting and Falcons exhibition S’hail 2020 on October 20th.

The five day exhibition provides the opportunity for 112 specialised international companies, from 13 countries around the world to present the best equipment and products. Alongside Qatar participating countries include Kuwait, Pakistan, US, Britain, Spain, Turkey, Belgium, Lebanon, Portugal, Romania, France and Hungary.

Active cases of COVID-19 are now 2,812. Which is up by 5 cases.

4.08% of those tested, tested positive.

And 14 cases in the last 24-hour period were returning travelers, that 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.

Qatar News in 60 Seconds – Tuesday 6th October

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