First graders are seen in the classroom on the first day of the new school year in Moscow. File photo/Reuters
Gulf Today Report
Moscow's mayor Sergei Sobyanin said that the city's coronavirus situation was getting worse, and extended a remote learning period for secondary schools as infections climbed nationwide at a near-record daily rate.
The secondary school children from classes 6-11 will continue to learn remotely for two more weeks until Nov.22 due to the pandemic, Mayor said on Thursday.
Russia reports 19,404 new infections in the previous 24 hours, including 5,255 in Moscow.
Meanwhile, the Kremlin has said there are no plans for a broad lockdown for now and that targeted measures are enough because Russia is better prepared than it was at the beginning of the pandemic.
"The coronavirus situation in Moscow began to get worse again at the start of this week, as we can see from the number of patients and hospitalisations," Sobyanin said on his website.
Russia reported 19,404 new infections in the previous 24 hours, including 5,255 in Moscow, and 292 virus-related deaths nationwide, pushing the official death toll to 29,509.
In co-operation with SPEA, the National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority in Sharjah has decided that government and private nurseries are all set for reopening on Sunday (March 28, 2021).
This decision has been made after a number of inspection and monitoring visits, ensuring compliance with the precautionary measures and procedures, and a safe environment for children.
The global coronavirus pandemic is affecting all sections of society and all ages. In particular, the ones who are the hardest hit are children, which is worrisome and calls for serious deliberation – and action.
Over 20,000 teddies, packed in plastic bags and ready to be given to kids, are biding their time in a warehouse in Hungary owing to coronavirus curbs.
About 75% of India’s total eligible adult population have received at least one dose, half a year after a devastating surge in cases brought the health system close to collapse.
The 2021 Nobel Laureate for Literature, Tanzanian novelist Abdulrazak Gurnah, will lead the list of international literary luminaries from 13 countries who will participate in the 40th edition of the Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF 2021), which takes place from November 3 – 13 at Expo Centre Sharjah. A host of 15 literary greats from India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka will be joining this group of global participants.
The Court of Appeal in Dubai upheld a ruling issued by the Court of First Instance sentencing a gang of three Asians to one year to be followed by deportation and fining them Dhs1,700 after being convicted of assaulting a grocer and stealing a sun of money equal to the fine.
The Abu Dhabi Agriculture and Food Safety Authority (ADAFSA) issued a decision administratively shutting down “Al Madad Refreshments” on Al Salam Street in Abu Dhabi, which holds trade license number CN-1030302, for violating Law No 2 of 2008 regarding food safety in Abu Dhabi.