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 2021-12-02 18:47 

Kuwait Times

Premier declares Kuwait Omicron-free as teams inspect adherence to precautions...

KUWAIT: His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah assured the people of Kuwait yesterday that the health situation in the country is stable with no spillover of the new coronavirus strain Omicron. The health condition in the St...

 2021-12-02 17:32 

Kuwait Times

Facebook hits an anti-vaccine campaign harassing doctors...

SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook's parent company Meta said Wednesday it had derailed an anti-vaccine campaign that harassed medical workers, journalists and elected officials, in a signal of the ongoing pressure from coronavirus pandemic-tied misinformation. ...

 2021-12-02 17:13 

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Hong Kong launches China-style tracking app for mainland travel...

HONG KONG: Hong Kongers travelling to China will need to download a tracking app similar to those used on the mainland, local officials said yesterday as they try to meet Beijing's strict coronavirus demands. The app will allow mainland authorities to...

 2021-12-02 14:58 

Kuwait Times

Omicron and fear of the unknown in Kuwait...

By Sahar Moussa We are living in the age of uncertainty, where every day a new sickness, virus or threat appears first COVID-19, then the Delta and now Omicron variants, and God knows what is next. We are living in the time of coronavirus, where we are lo...

 2021-12-01 18:58 

Kuwait Times

End to UK virus curbs means Santa Claus really is coming to town...

After a "dark year", Britain's Santas are raring to meet children at live events once again this Christmas and even their reindeer are fully jabbed, a lineup of the white-bearded performers said on Tuesday. Due to coronavirus restrictions, man...

 2021-12-01 16:08 

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OECD warns Omicron variant threatens world economy...

PARIS: The OECD warned yesterday that the Omicron coronavirus variant threatens the global economic recovery as it lowered the growth forecast for 2021 and appealed for a swifter rollout of COVID vaccines. The Paris-based Organization for Economic Co-oper...

 2021-12-01 14:51 

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Global economy rebounds, but for how long?...

WASHINGTON: The world economy woke up from its pandemic-induced coma in 2021, but soaring inflation, global supply chain bottlenecks and a resurgent coronavirus have taken the shine off the comeback. Now growth is at risk of weakening next year. Here is a...

 2021-11-30 15:02 

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OPEC+ to meet as Omicron sparks price turmoil...

LONDON: OPEC and the oil cartel's allies hold a key output meeting tomorrow facing new challenges as the Omicron coronavirus variant has roiled markets and other US-led nations decided to tap their strategic reserves. The OPEC+ alliance has resisted U...

 2021-11-29 19:20 

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COVID to cost global tourism $2.0 trillion...

MADRID: The coronavirus pandemic will cost the global tourism sector $2.0 trillion in lost revenue in 2021, the UN's tourism body said yesterday, calling the sector's recovery "fragile" and "slow". The forecast from the Madrid-base...

 2021-11-28 19:30 

Kuwait Times

Oil prices decline sharply due to Omicron, supply increase fears...

KUWAIT: The prices of oil last Friday saw their sharpest decline in two months, the biggest since April 2020, due to the announcement of the new coronavirus variant Omicron and fears of supply increase. The prices also fell as fears over travel restrictio...

 2021-11-27 17:05 

Kuwait Times

Europe scrambles for COVID control with boosters, jabs for children...

PARIS: Europe scrambled to regain control over a resurgent coronavirus as governments urged adult boosters and jabs for young children in a sign of growing unease over a pandemic that has killed 1.5 million people on the continent. Berlin, Paris and Lisbo...

 2021-11-25 17:03 

Kuwait Times

COVID deaths top 1.5m across Europe...

BRUSSELS: Europe yesterday reached the grim milestone of 1.5 million coronavirus deaths as nations scramble to tackle a worsening crisis with winter approaching. In response, France accelerated its COVID booster rollout and Germany, with fatalities and in...

 2021-11-25 17:00 

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Germany's COVID death toll passes 100,000 as infections surge...

Germany announced record coronavirus fatalities and infections yesterday as its total death toll passed 100,000, with its most severe virus wave yet swelling just as a new government prepares to replace Angela Merkel's coalition. Germany weathered ear...

 2021-11-23 18:01 

Kuwait Times

Countries must brace for future food 'shocks'...

PARIS: Countries must prepare for future "shocks" to their agricultural and food systems from droughts, floods or diseases following the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, a UN agency said yesterday. "The COVID-19 pandemic has left the fra...

 2021-11-22 17:23 

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COVID damaged 'fabric of society'...

GENEVA: Beyond killing millions and ravaging economies and health systems, the coronavirus pandemic has taken a devastating socioeconomic toll with women and migrants among the most affected, the Red Cross said yesterday. The International Federation of R...

 2021-11-20 17:42 

Kuwait Times

International aid organizations face challenging times due to coronavirus...

BRUSSELS: The coronavirus pandemic has affected the work of humanitarian and charity aid organizations globally but also provided them with new challenges to offer their services to the needy. "Pandemic has provided us with a fresh humanitarian challe...

 2021-11-18 16:00 

Kuwait Times

Political row snags German bid to tame COVID-19 surge...

BERLIN: German leaders were debating yesterday plans to impose tougher curbs on the unvaccinated, but a political row threatened to torpedo the country's bid to fight a ferocious wave of the coronavirus pandemic. New infections over the last 24 hours ...

 2021-11-16 18:51 

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Kuwait's mobile elderly care: Above, beyond call of duty during pandemic...

KUWAIT: The department of mobile services for the elderly, part of the Ministry of Social Affairs, went above and beyond the call of duty especially during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, providing necessary care for those in need. During full and pa...

 2021-11-15 18:41 

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Kuwait records two weeks without COVID-19 deaths...

KUWAIT: Kuwait has not registered any deaths related to COVID-19 in the past two weeks. The health ministry yesterday announced zero deaths registered in the past 24 hours, making it two weeks since the last time the ministry reported a coronavirus-relate...

 2021-11-15 17:43 

Kuwait Times

100 schools reopen in Philippines...

MANILA: Thousands of children in the Philippines were allowed to return to classrooms yesterday for the first time since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, as a pilot reopening of schools got under way. While nearly every country in the world has alre...

 2021-11-13 17:11 

Kuwait Times

Singapore migrant workers suffer under COVID curbs...

SINGAPORE: Bangladeshi migrant worker MD Sharif Uddin used to spend his days off with friends outside his cramped Singapore dormitory, but coronavirus curbs have for 18 months left him stuck inside during his spare time. More than 300,000 migrant workers,...

 2021-11-09 17:19 

Kuwait Times

Kimmich among German players in COVID quarantine...

BERLIN: Unvaccinated Bayern Munich star Joshua Kimmich is one of five players in Germany's national football squad having to quarantine after one tested positive for coronavirus, the German federation (DFB) said yesterday. The infected player, Niklas ...

 2021-11-06 17:10 

Kuwait Times

Pfizer pill 89% effective against severe COVID...

WASHINGTON: Pfizer said Friday that a clinical trial of its pill to treat COVID-19 had shown it is highly effective, hailing it is as a big step toward ending the pandemic. A simple pill to treat the coronavirus at home has been sought since the start of ...

 2021-11-05 13:02 

Kuwait Times

Pfizer says COVID pill 89% effective against severe disease...

Pfizer said Friday that a clinical trial of its pill to treat COVID-19 had shown it is highly effective. Pfizer's is the second anti-Covid pill after that of Merck, which is actually an influenza medicine rebranded to fight the coronavirus. Pfizer'...

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