WHO discusses new Covid-19 variant with ‘unusual’ mutations

The new variant, called B.1.1529, carries an unusually large number of mutations

85% of job seekers in UAE feel their roles can be performed remotely – survey

Nearly 21 per cent of job applicants also said that they had relocated since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic

All private hospitals in Abu Dhabi free of Covid-19 cases

Hospital admission for Covid-19 cases will be limited to Al Rahba Hospital in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain Hospital and other field hospitals across the emirate

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UAE reports 78 Covid-19 cases, 110 recoveries

The total number of recorded cases in the UAE stands at 739,983

Covid-19: Bahrain updates alert system, temperature checks to be stopped for unvaccinated

Obligatory registration of information will no longer be required for non-vaccinated individuals when entering a facility, with waiting areas to be re-opened

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UAE approves use of Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine for children aged 5 to 11

The decision was reportedly based on the results of clinical studies and rigorous assessments, and was taken after similar approvals by the US Food and Drug Administration

Making healthcare systems resilient for a safer future

Taking appropriate measures today will be critical to ensuring countries are prepared for a more uncertain future

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UAE, Israel sign MoU on mutual recognition of Covid-19 vaccination certificates

The agreement was signed by Abdul Rahman bin Mohammad bin Nasser Al Owais, UAE’s Minister of Health and Prevention, and Nitzan Horowitz, Israel’s Minister of Health


UAE reports 94 new Covid-19 infections, one death

The total number of recorded infections in the country stands at 739,284

Digital transformation will lead to a cleaner future

While sustainability is the future, digital transformation is a key enabler supporting industries make the transition

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Covid-19: UAE reports 122 new cases, two deaths

The total number of Covid-19 vaccine doses provided up to Tuesday stands at 20,766,132

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Covid-19: UAE reports less than 100 cases for the first time since March 2020

MoHAP also announced two deaths due to Covid-19 complications as well as 153 recoveries

Saudi Arabia considers freezones for cloud computing and manufacturing

At the outset Saudi Arabia plans to build four or five zones

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Dubai begins administering Pfizer booster jabs

The Dubai Health Authority has said that the booster shots are available on an appointment basis only

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New realities in the virtual world

While AR and virtual reality continue to see strides and innovations in the gaming and entertainment industries, the technology is also rapidly expanding to automotive, healthcare, retail and more

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Saudi to restrict access to air travel only to fully vaccinated individuals

The decision will take effect from 6am on October 10

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UAE becomes second country to approve new treatment for Alzheimer’s disease

Biogen’s Aduhelm has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the US

Healthtech heralds a future of data-driven healthcare delivery

Data analytics enables better management of workflows, patient flow, personnel flow and dynamically adapt capacity to demand

Healthy prospects: Dubai-based startup Med Reach on plans ahead

The healthtech startup is aiming to close communication gaps in the healthcare market, say founders Mohammad Shalaby, Abdulkader Tatari and Firas Anjarini

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Dubai launches two clinics to address long-Covid symptoms

The clinics will conduct tests and refer patients to specialists in case they need specific medical intervention

Abu Dhabi to use drones for medical supply transfer and delivery

The project aims to ensure the overall health and safety of the community, while also increasing Abu Dhabi’s emergency preparedness

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Covid-19: UAE reports 391 new cases, 505 recoveries

The country also announced two deaths due to Covid complications, bringing the death toll in the country to 2,075

Sustainable world building: How we can achieve it through partnerships

Only by deploying efficient solutions can the world address both the climate crisis and the growing demand for energy and other services

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Dubai Health Authority develops policy for use of AI in healthcare

It aims to determine the regulatory and ethical requirements for the use of AI in healthcare

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Expo 2020 Dubai: Visitors to show proof of Covid-19 vaccination or negative PCR test

On presentation of any valid Expo 2020 ticket, alongside an Expo 1-Day or Multi-Day Pass, visitors can avail a free Covid-19 PCR test at several centres across the city

Anti-viral drug Sotrovimab found effective for Covid-19 treatment in the UAE – SEHA

The UAE was one of the first countries in the world to receive a shipment of Sotrovimab in mid-June


UAE telco Etisalat’s mobile subscribers do not require data plans to access Al Hosn app

The Al Hosn app is now whitelisted, so any data consumed by both prepaid and postpaid customers while using it will not come off a mobile subscribers’ allowance

UAE: Directive requiring Al Hosn green pass to access SEHA facilities put on hold

According to SEHA, current visitation measures will remain unchanged until further notice

Abu Dhabi-based Yas Holding completes acquisition of Gulf Inject from Julphar

The acquisition comes as part of efforts to boost Yas Holding’s healthcare manufacturing and distribution ecosystem

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Patients and visitors will require Al Hosn green pass to access SEHA facilities in UAE

The new rule will be effective starting Tuesday, September 7, and will be applicable to those aged 16 and over