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Director-General of the National Emergency Crisis and Disasters Management Authority, NCEMA, Obaid Rashid Al Shamsi, has taken the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine.
The Centre has postponed the 48th edition of the Watch & Jewellery Middle East Show (WJMES), which was scheduled to take place from 25 – 29 March to be merged with the 49th edition in late September 2020.
The aviation industry has been among the worst hit by the COVID-19 outbreak, which has dented travel demand and forced major airlines to lay off staff and seek government bailouts.
The UAE Health Ministry on Thursday said that it has conducted more than 33,000 Covid-19 tests in various regions of the country, and announced the registration of 502 new coronavirus cases. The total number of infections jumped to 16,240.
The pandemic dealt a major shock to the Indian housing market. Sales of residential units plummeted in Q2 2020, with prospective buyers postponing their purchase decisions. However, the situation has improved since May.
The revelation by a British scientist that the coronavirus could last for ever is cause for both alarm and concern. “We are going to have to live with this virus for evermore.
A very nice opinion piece about the World Food Program deserving the Nobel (“The Noble WFP deserves the Nobel,” Oct. 22, Gulf Today).