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An Iranian woman wearing a protective mask to prevent contracting coronavirus walks in Tehran, Iran. Reuters
Qatar's health ministry reported on Saturday the first case of coronavirus infection in the country.
The patient is a 36-year-old Qatari who returned recently from Iran, the ministry said in a statement, adding that he is a stable condition.
With Qatar reporting its first infection, Saudi Arabia becomes the only Gulf country not to have signalled any coronavirus case.
The country most affected by the outbreak in the Gulf region is Iran, with 43 deaths and nearly 600 hundred confirmed infections, according to authorities.
The majority of infections in other Gulf countries were diagnosed in people who had visited Iran or who came into contact with people who had been there.
The only deaths reported so far in the region are in Iran.
Kuwait called on its citizens to avoid travelling over concerns about the spread of the coronavirus.
Tackling the coronavirus, COVID-19, has become a Herculean task around the globe. Its relentless expansion across several countries leaves much cause for worry.
People around the world should pay attention to their governments’ important instructions regarding the deadly coronavirus, and concerned authorities where people work, as precautionary measures.
Coronavirus cases have spiked in Iran, raising fears of a second wave of infections in the region’s epicentre and threatening to spread not only to the Eastern Arab World but to Iran’s non-Arab neighbours.
Iran's deputy health minister, Iraj Harirchi has said he had been infected with COVID-19, a day after he appeared symptomatic in a press conference.
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The law aims to crack down the use of fake degrees and education certificates issued by unlicensed entities for citizens and expats to get jobs in government agencies and private firms or for any other purposes.
In September, Emirates embarked on a worldwide campaign to recruit 3,000 cabin crew and 500 airport services employees to join its Dubai hub to support its operational requirements arising from the travel industry recovery.
“Greening Saudi Arabia is idealistic, romantic and all my praise with you... we will share our experience of planting two and a half billion trees in Pakistan,” the premier remarked while thanking the crown prince for inviting Pakistan to the summit.