Storm destroys Qatar coronavirus field hospital

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Footage from the video shows heavy winds buffeting the hospital, reportedly built just two weeks ago at the Umm Salal area in north of Doha. (RT)
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Footage from the video shows heavy winds buffeting the hospital, reportedly built just two weeks ago at the Umm Salal area in north of Doha. (RT)
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Updated 02 May 2020

Storm destroys Qatar coronavirus field hospital

  • A portion of the video showed a collapsed hospital roof resting on top of a vehicle

DUBAI: Strong winds and heavy rainfall destroyed a field hospital in Qatar treating patients with coronavirus, a video on circulating on social media shows.
Footage from the video shows heavy winds buffeting the hospital, reportedly built just two weeks ago at the Umm Salal area in north of Doha, as well as an aftermath of the storm showing hospital equipment strewn, apparently destroyed by strong winds.

A portion of the video also showed a collapsed hospital roof resting on top of a vehicle.
No casualties have been reported but social media users have circulated photos and videos of the incident, some showing people fleeing from the place.

Qatar has 13,409 coronavirus cases so far, with 1,372 recoveries and 10 deaths.

 


Dubai airport hands out roses to Beirut passengers in a show of support

Updated 09 August 2020

Dubai airport hands out roses to Beirut passengers in a show of support

  • Passengers arriving from Beirut in Dubai were handed white roses
  • “Rebuilding Lebanon is like rebuilding UAE,” a message attached to the roses read

DUBAI: Passengers arriving from Beirut in Dubai were handed white roses on Sunday in a heartfelt gesture of support following last week’s deadly blast. 
The 163 passengers boarding an Emirates airline flight who arrived at Dubai International Airport were gifted the roses from Dubai Customs workers. The flowers came with a message that quoted the founder of the UAE, the late President Sheikh Zayed Al-Nahyan.
The message reads: “Rebuilding Lebanon is like rebuilding UAE.”
Dubai Airport CEO Paul Griffiths said the act reflects the “spirit of kindness at the heart of the aviation community.”  
“I’m sure it has provided some measure of comfort for the Lebanese passengers during these very difficult times,” he said.
Like many other countries, the UAE has sent large shipments of aid to Lebanon since the explosion. 
The massive blasts at the Beirut port killed 158 people and injured 6,000.