Health workers wearing protective gear move the body of a man who died from the coronavirus, outside an isolation ward at the Ayub Teaching Hospital in Abbottabad, Pakistan, on Thursday. Reuters
In Europe, the hardest-hit continent, there are 1,115,555 declared infections and 97,985 deaths. In the United States, the country where the virus is progressing most rapidly, there are 706,779 cases including 37,079 fatalities.
European Union leaders met to navigate a common path out of the pandemic as infections surge in many of their countries, while President Joe Biden set a new goal of administering 200 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine in the United States in his first 100 days in office.
Infections have been reported in more than 210 countries and territories since the first cases were identified in China in December 2019.
Each morning during these most unusual of times, I find an inbox filled with messages from both my medical colleagues and well-informed laypeople attaching articles or links to webpages referencing the latest “breakthroughs” in the fight against the coronavirus.
“China will continue to firmly support the GCC countries in maintaining their own security... and build a collective security framework for the Gulf,” Xi said at the start of the China-GCC summit.
The Ferjan Dubai team comprises 281 primary and affiliate members who have completed over 15,000 hours of volunteer service since the initiative’s launch. Ferjan Dubai has also entered into 15 agreements with private and public sector companies in Dubai to enhance its community activities.
The lowest temperature of 10˚C was recorded in Jebel Jais in Ras Al Khaimah at midnight and 7am on Friday, while the highest temperature of 31.6˚C was recorded on the same day in Kalba in Sharjah at 11am UAE local time.