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Qatar reports 247 COVID-19 cases, 149,019 in total

Doha [Qatar], January 24 (ANI/Xinhua): The Qatari health ministry on Sunday announced 247 new COVID-19 infections, raising the total number of confirmed cases in the Gulf state to 149,019, the official Qatar News Agency (QNA) reported.Meanwhile, 118 more recovered from the virus, bringing the overall recoveries to 144,858, while the fatalities remained 248, according to…

New UK and South Africa Covid variants may spread more easily, so what does this mean for the fight against coronavirus?

New research suggests that new coronavirus variants may spread more easily than the regular, or wild type coronavirus.Fifty-five countries have now reported the presence of the coronavirus variant B.1.1.7, originally identified in the UK, and 23 countries have identified the 501Y.V2 variant, originally identified in South Africa.map showing variant locationsIt’s important to note that most…

Iran must prove it is serious before Gulf talks can begin

Dr. Mohammed Al-SulamiJanuary 24, 2021 18:35The Foreign Minister of the Islamic Republic of Iran Javad Zarif. (File/AFP)Short Urlhttps://arab.news/bg6xuQatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani last week urged the Gulf states to hold talks with Iran. The senior Qatari official expressed hope that this dialogue would take place, adding in an interview with Bloomberg TV:…