* Difficult to limit travel only to vaccine recipients
* Schools to reopen on August the 29th
* Qatari stocks jump on plan to allow full foreign ownership
* 3rd COVID vaccine dose likely to be needed within 12 months
* Active cases of COVID-19 up by 383 to 21,610
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#Doha #Qatar #News in 60 Seconds – Friday 16th April 2021 S02E07
It’s Friday 16th April
In today’s newspapers
Difficult to limit travel only to vaccine recipients
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Akbar Al Baker has said that the demand for air travel in December led to the doubling of the number of COVID-19 infections in some countries. He, however, stressed that it is difficult to limit travel to only vaccine recipients.
Schools to reopen on August the 29th
School staff will return on August the 16th, the second-round exams for grades 1 to 12 will take place between August the 18th and August 24th. And the academic year 2021 to 2022 will begin from August the 29th.
Qatari stocks jump on plan to allow full foreign ownership
Stocks jumped 2.8% after the Cabinet announcement yesterday.
The Cabinet has approved a draught law allowing foreign investors to own up to 100% in Qatari shareholding companies listed on the Qatar Stock Exchange.
3rd COVID vaccine dose likely to be needed within 12 months
The CEO of Pfizer has said that people will most likely need a booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine within a year of getting fully vaccinated.
Qatar’s weather today
The Met officer have put out a warning to expect strong winds in some places at times. Doha will see temperatures between 24 and 35 degrees. Elsewhere in the country it will be between 22 and 35 degrees.
Now today’s COVID update.
In the last 24-hour period, there have been 989 new cases of COVID-19 and 597 recoveries. Unfortunately, there were also 9 Covid related deaths. Which means there’s been an increase of 383 cases giving us a new current total of 21,610 active cases.
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