Update Saudi Arabia, UAE confirm first omicron COVID-19 cases

Saudi Arabia, UAE confirm first omicron COVID-19 cases

  • A Saudi passenger arriving in the Kingdom is isolating after testing positive for the omicron COVID-19 variant
  • Woman arriving in the UAE from African country through Arab state also tests positive for new COVID-19 variant
By Arab News ·

Update WHO warns against blanket travel bans over omicron coronavirus variant

WHO warns against blanket travel bans over omicron coronavirus variant

  • ‘Blanket travel bans … place a heavy burden on lives and livelihoods’
  • Britain’s health secretary Sajid Javid meanwhile urges people to book a COVID-19 booster shot
By Reuters ·

Update IAEA plans to step up inspections at Iran's Fordow plant

IAEA plans to step up inspections at Iran's Fordow plant

  • The 2015 Iran nuclear deal does not allow Iran to enrich uranium at Fordow at all
  • Until now it had been producing enriched uranium there with IR-1 machines and had enriched with some IR-6s without keeping the product
By Reuters ·

KSrelief sends 40 tons of liquid oxygen to Tunisia

KSrelief sends 40 tons of liquid oxygen to Tunisia

  • Tunisian Health Minister Ali Mrabet noted that this assistance comes at a critical time when the world is preparing for a new health crisis with the spread of the omicron variant of the virus
  • Saudi Ambassador to Tunisia Dr. Abdul Aziz bin Ali Al-Saqr said that the assistance embodies the deep-rooted fraternal ties that exist between the two countries
By Arab News ·

Lebanon reintroduces some COVID-19 prevention measures

Lebanon reintroduces some COVID-19 prevention measures

  • Mandatory vaccinations for all civil servants and workers in the health, education, tourism and public transport sectors
By Reuters ·