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via thepeninsulaqatar01/23/2021

Swedish PM admits strategy to stop virus fell short - The Peninsula Qatar

Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven said his government should have taken more aggressive steps and moved more quickly to stop the spread of the pandemic, and he takes full responsibility for the initial strategy that led the country to suffer a disproportionately high number of deaths.

via wset01/23/2021

Speculation over Tokyo Olympics: 2021, 2032 or not at all? - WSET

GENEVA (AP) — Just about everybody, especially the organizers in Japan and Switzerland, want the Tokyo Olympics to open on July 23 — as scheduled. And yet, 2021 is starting on a similar path that led to the decision last March to postpone the games for a year because of the coronavirus pandemic.

via thepeninsulaqatar01/22/2021

Audit Bureau launches training plans for 2021 - The Peninsula Qatar

The Audit Bureau launched yesterday the plans for training programs, strategic projects and development initiatives for the year 2021, which include 199 training programs designed to meet the training and qualification needs of the SAI employees, employees of the bodies subject to its control, and university and school students.

via news.yahoo01/20/2021

Egypt and Qatar agree on resuming diplomatic relations - Cairo - Yahoo News

Egypt and Qatar have agreed to resume diplomatic relations, the Egyptian foreign ministry said on Wednesday. The move follows an agreement between Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt earlier this month to end their boycott of Qatar - which began in 2017 over allegations it supported terrorism, a charge that Doha denies. "The Arab Republic of Egypt and the State of Qatar exchanged, today, January 20, 2021, two official memoranda, in virtue of which the two countries agreed to resume diplomatic relations," a foreign ministry statement said.

via webwire01/19/2021

Qatar Airways Becomes The First Global Airline In The World To Achieve A 5-Star COVID-19 Airline Safety Rating By Skytrax - WebWire

Qatar Airways has become the first global airline in the world to achieve the prestigious 5-Star COVID-19 Airline Safety Rating by international air transport rating organisation, Skytrax. The announcement follows a detailed audit, carried out by the Skytrax team in December 2020, which assessed how effectively and consistently the airline�s stringent COVID-19 hygiene and safety standards and procedures are adhered to, from flight check-in to on-board aircraft. This included a full review...

via thepeninsulaqatar01/18/2021

QIB net profit rises to QR3.07bn in 2020 - The Peninsula Qatar

Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al Thani, Chairman of Qatar Islamic Bank (QIB) announced yesterday that QIB has achieved net profit attributable to shareholders of QR3.065bn for the fiscal year 2020 compared to QR3.055bn for the year 2019, despite the impact of COVID-19 and the decline in oil prices.

via technocodex01/17/2021

Australian Open rocked by Qatar Airways flight affected by COVID-19 - TechnoCodex

The Australian Open has been dealt another blow after a passenger on board a third flight into Melbourne carrying tennis players and staff tested positive to COVID-19. The Qatar Airways flight QR7485 arrived from Doha at 5:30am on Saturday. MORE AUSTRALIAN OPEN NEWS: Australian Open stars rage after COVID-19 positives force them into hard quarantine […]

via airlineratings01/23/2021

Qatar Airways resumes Atlanta flights add US freqencies - Airline Ratings

Qatar Airways is resuming services to Atlanta from June 1, bringing to 12 the number of US destinations. The airline will also significantly increase frequencies adding an additional 13 weekly flights to operate a total of 83 weekly flights across its 12 gateways. Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said: […]

via menafn01/22/2021

Qatar- 97 face prosecution for not wearing masks - MENAFN.COM

The designated authorities referred 97 people to the Public Prosecution for not wearing masks in places where they are mandatory.

The measure is in line with the Cabinet decision, Decree Law No. 17 of 1990 on infectious diseases, and the precautionary measures in force in the country to contain the spread of coronavirus (Covid-19).

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via menafn01/20/2021

Qatar- Over 200 booked for not adhering to Covid-19 precautionary measures - MENAFN.COM

Doha: Ministry of Interior (MoI) takes action against 204 individuals for not wearing masks in public. 

The official referred these individuals to the Public Prosecution for not wearing masks, which is mandatory as part of Covid-19 precautionary measures.

Till now 6,585 people have been referred to the Public Prosecution for not wearing

via thepeninsulaqatar01/19/2021

No decision yet on quarantine requirements for vaccine takers: Official - The Peninsula Qatar

During a programme on Qatar TV on Monday, in response to the question “will returnees who took the second dose of the Covid 19 vaccine be quarantined”? Dr Yousef Al Maslamani, Medical Director of Hamad General Hospital, said that so far there is no decision from the Supreme Committee for Crisis Management in this regard.

via menafn01/18/2021

Qatar- Covid-19 vaccination certificate available 7 days after second dose: MoPH - MENAFN.COM

Doha: All individuals who have received 2 doses of the Covid-19 vaccine will get the Covid-19 vaccination certificate 7 days after their second dose.

'Covid-19 vaccination certificate now available on MyHealth Patient Portal. All individuals who have received 2 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine will automatically have a vaccination certificate available

via menafn01/17/2021

Qatar- Efficiency of A350s and B787s seen in emission reduction: Al-Baker - MENAFN.COM

Qatar Airways, which is 'investing strategically in sustainable twin-engine aircraft helping to reduce the environmental impact of flying, has seen the efficiency of A350s and B787s, when it comes to emissions, Group Chief Executive HE Akbar al-Baker has said.
During an interview at the recent ‘CAPA Live', al-Baker said, 'The A350s and B787s ar

via thepeninsulaqatar01/17/2021

Britons lament 'UK variant' label as coronavirus strain spreads around the world - The Peninsula Qatar

Britain is in the difficult position of not only facing the world's highest per capita coronavirus death toll but also being implicated - by labeling, at least - as the source of a highly contagious version of the virus now spreading around the world: the feared "UK variant."

via thepeninsulaqatar01/22/2021

Qatar participates in 17th ministerial meeting of Asian Cooperation Dialogue - The Peninsula Qatar

The State of Qatar yesterday participated in the 17th ministerial meeting of the Asian Cooperation Dialogue, which was held under the presidency of the Turkish Republic through visual communication technology. Qatar was represented at the meeting by Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, H E Sultan bin Saad Al Muraikhi.

via menafn01/22/2021

Qatar- MoPH further updates list of Covid-19 test facilities - MENAFN.COM

The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) has issued an updated list of 39 health facilities that have been approved by it to conduct Covid-19 swab tests. The list was published on the ministry's social media channels on Thursday.

The updated list sees the addition of one clinic -- Planet Medical Center -- as compared to the previous list, which was issu

via thepeninsulaqatar01/20/2021

Al Attiyah, Meeke among top starts lined up for Qatar International Rally - The Peninsula Qatar

Defending FIA Middle East rally champion Nasser Saleh Al Attiyah and WRC star Kris Meeke are the top seeds on an international 18-car entry with competitors from nine nations (subject to FIA approval) announced by the Qatar Motor and Motorcycle Federation (QMMF) for next week’s Qatar International Rally.

via thepeninsulaqatar01/19/2021

North Field expansion to boost construction sector: OBG report - The Peninsula Qatar

Qatar’s ambitious North Field project plays a key role in generating construction activity, increasing production of liquefied natural gas (LNG) and boosting the recovery from the pandemic, Oxford Business Group (OBG) has said in its latest COVID-19 Response Report which was conducted in partnership with AlJaber Engineering (JEC).

via thepeninsulaqatar01/18/2021

Coffee culture abuzz again as restrictions ease - The Peninsula Qatar

The coffee culture in Qatar is deeply-rooted. The Arabic coffee (Qawha) or Karak (a blend of tea, milk, water, sugar, and cardamom, which are boiled together and then simmered over a low flame to intensify the flavor) is generally served to guests as a welcome drink during family gatherings, social functions, traditional feasts, and other special occasions.

via menafn01/17/2021

Qatar- More people to access the Covid-19 vaccine as priority group age threshold lowered - MENAFN.COM

In continuation of the implementation of the national strategy for vaccination against Covid-19, which consists of four phases distributed over the course of this year, the Ministry of Public Health has announced the amendment of the age threshold for priority groups to receive the vaccine. The change means all residents and citizens aged 60 years and abov