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Emirates News

22,616 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered during past 24 hours: MoHAP

ABU DHABI, 21st October, 2021 (WAM) -- The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has announced that 22,616 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine were administered in the past 24 hours. The total number of doses provided up to today stands at 20,824,154 with a rate of vaccine distribution of 210.55 doses per 100 people. The vaccination drive is in line with the Ministry's plan to provide the vaccine to all members of society and acquire immunity, which will help reduce the number of cases and...

Excellence in Oncology Care meeting opens in Dubai

DUBAI, 21st October, 2021 (WAM) -- Excellence in Oncology Care – EIOC, the largest annual meeting that caters to the continuous medical education for healthcare professionals in cancer treatment, opened Thursday in Dubai. The 3-day hybrid conference, taking place at the Intercontinental Festival City in Dubai and virtually on 23rd October, 2021, is dedicated to the latest scientific advances and treatment options in Oncology Care. On the first day, topics such as Breast Cancer, Lung Cancer, GI Cancer were discussed by leading experts and field...

UAE leaders congratulate new Governor-General of New Zealand

ABU DHABI, 21st October, 2021 (WAM) -- President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, has sent a message of congratulations to Cindy Kiro on her inauguration as new Governor-General of New Zealand. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, have dispatched similar messages to the new Governor-General of New Zealand. WAM/Esraa...


Kuwait reports 21 new COVID-19 cases

KUWAIT, 21st October, 2021 (WAM) -- Kuwait has announced 21 new COVID-19 cases with no new deaths reported in the past 24 hours. The state news agency KUNA quoted the Kuwaiti Ministry of Health as saying that the new figures took the total cases to 412,424, and death toll remains unchanged at 2,458. The ministry added that 42 patients have recovered from the virus over the past day, raising the total recoveries to 409,449.  
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World News

Russia reports record daily COVID-19 cases and deaths

MOSCOW, 21st October, 2021 (WAM/Reuters) -- Russia reported a record 1,036 coronavirus-related deaths in the last 24 hours as well as 36,339 new infections, a surge that has seen some health restrictions reinstated. Moscow's mayor announced four months of stay-home restrictions for unvaccinated over-60s and the government approved a week-long workplace shutdown to cope with fast-rising cases.

India completes one billion vaccinations against COVID-19

NEW DELHI, 21st October, 2021 (WAM) -- Indians across the country today celebrated the historic milestone of vaccinating one billion people against COVID-19. All major national monuments in India will be specially illuminated tonight to denote the achievement in the fight against the global pandemic. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who reached a government hospital in New Delhi as India approached the one billion vaccination figure, met with healthcare workers and security staff at the hospital to mark the occasion. "We are witnessing the triumph of...

Flood deaths in India and Nepal cross 150

NEW DELHI, 21st October, 2021 (WAM/Reuters) -- More than 150 people have died in flooding across India and Nepal, officials said on Thursday, as unseasonably heavy rains across the region led to flash floods in several areas, stranding residents and destroying homes and infrastructure. The north Indian state of Uttarakhand has been especially badly-hit, with 48 confirmed deaths, SA Murugesan, secretary of the state's disaster management department told Reuters. In Nainital, a popular tourist destination in the Himalayan state, the town's main lake broke its...
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