Now, all the high school senior in South Shore, Massachusetts, can do is stare at the dark blue prom dress hanging in her bedroom since December, and commiserate by phone with schoolmates who are also facing an uncertain future during the pandemic.
As mask-wearing becomes part of everyday defences against the coronavirus, Belgian designers are turning medical masks into chic accessories.
SPEA explained that distance learning is an option available to parents of students leaning in private schools in the Emirate of Sharjah, until further notice.
The healthcare system would be overwhelmed if the situation deteriorates further, Maleque said, adding more than a third of the hospital beds in the capital, Dhaka, have already been occupied by coronavirus patients.
The United States and Australia became the latest countries to confirm their first locally transmitted cases of the variant, as the number of omicron infections from a Christmas party in Norway rose to 13.
The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention also noted that an additional 79 individuals had fully recovered from COVID-19, bringing the total number of recoveries to 737,186.
“Schools will remain open and the examinations will be held as per schedule.” Earlier, Federal Planning Minister Asad Umar urged the Pakistani people to get fully vaccinated in order to protect themselves from the new Omicron variant of coronavirus.
"I am equally concerned that several member states are introducing blunt, blanket measures that are not evidence-based or effective on their own, and which will only worsen inequities," said the WHO chief Tedros.
The appreciation by Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed for the efforts of the National COVID-19 Crisis Recovery Management and Governance Committee is the biggest testimony yet that the Emirates has tempered considerably the impact of the pandemic.