Saturday 27 February 2021

Dubai extends Covid curbs till start of Ramadan

Dubai’s Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management, headed by Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, announced that the Covid-19 precautionary measures introduced in the beginning of February will be extended until the start of Ramadan in mid-April. &nb


Bahrain increases AstraZeneca vaccine dose interval to 8 weeks

Bahrain's Ministry of Health has announced the extension of Covishield-AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine dosing intervals from 4 to 8 weeks.   This decision follows recommendations made by the World Health Organization (WHO) which revealed a strong correlation be


Bahrain extends Covid-19 safety steps for 3 months

Bahrain's Ministry of Health has announced extension Covid-19 related precautionary measures for an additional three months.   The move is in response to the decisions taken by the Government Executive Committee, chaired by His Royal Highness Prince Salman b


British Embassy Riyadh launches climate campaign

The British Embassy in Riyadh today launched the #TogetherForOurPlanet campaign, calling on all of society to pledge one climate action to stop climate change.     The campaign drives awareness about the impact of human actions on climate change, and c


In 2050, Michelin tyres will be 100% sustainable

Inspired by the Vision concept tyre introduced in 2017, an airless, connected, rechargeable and entirely sustainable solution, the Michelin Group is committed to making its tyres 100% sustainable by 2050.   Today, nearly 30% of the components used in the manufac


RAK Hospital introduces new treatment option to prevent severe Covid-19 cases

Staying at the forefront of providing advanced treatment options to the community, RAK Hospital in Ras Al Khaimah has now introduced Bamlanivimab.    It is a highly effective antibody treatment against Covid-19 which greatly reduces the risk of hospitalisat


BillerudKorsnäs and Tetra Pak work towards 100pc recyclable packaging

Through close and enduring collaboration BillerudKorsnäs and Tetra Pak aim to push the figure of renewable material from wood fibre in carton packages towards 100%.    Already today the figure is about 70%. New innovations to further increase the susta


Contec, Maithri Aquatech tie up to bring ‘air-to-water’ solutions to MENA

Contec Global, the UK-based conglomerate with a strong footprint in the Middle East & Africa in delivering sustainable AgriTech programmes, has marked a strategic tie-up with Maithri Aquatech, the developer of innovative air-to-water technology, to bring large-scale sustainable water solu


EU doubles contribution to Covax to €1bn

The European Union has announced an additional €500 million for the Covax Facility, doubling its contribution to date for the global initiative towards access to safe and effective Covid-19 vaccines in low and middle-income countries. This new pledge brings us closer to achi


Nizwa signs deal to fund Shifa hospital construction

Oman-based Bank Nizwa said it has reached an agreement with Shifa Hospital to finance the construction of its new healthcare facility in the sultanate.   Shifa Hospital is designed, owned and will be operated solely by Omani pioneers with core focus in surgical

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