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WHO Halts Hydroxychloroquine Testing Over Safety Concerns

The World Health Organization has suspended testing of the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine after a study published in The Lancet reported that COVID-19 patients taking the drug...

UAE Develops a Rapid Coronavirus Laser Testing Technology

QuantLase Imaging Lab, the medical-research arm of the Abu Dhabi Stock Exchange-listed International Holdings Company, IHC, announced that it has developed novel equipment which...

Fraud Prevention During Uncertain Times

In uncertain times, those who look to perpetrate fraud will try to exploit an individual’s anxiety, or even generosity. The current environment is no...

Free COVID-19 Tests for UAE Citizens, Domestic Workers, Others

His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, has ordered...

Global Coronavirus Stimulus Packages Compared

Global lockdowns have been in place for weeks and they are causing economic turmoil. The downturn is expected to be the worst since the...

The Unusual Symptoms of COVID-19

In late April, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its list of COVID-19 symptoms. The CDC initially listed fever, cough, and...

The Biggest Private Coronavirus Donations

At the end of April, Forbes counted 77 billionaires who had donated to different causes to do with coronavirus relief. The biggest donation came...

An Old TB Vaccine Finds New Life in Coronavirus Trials

Studies are underway to test whether giving a shot of BCG vaccine could protect doctors and nurses against COVID-19. One of the oldest vaccines could...

COVID-19 Antibody Test Receives FDA Emergency Use Authorization

The serology test has a specificity greater than 99.8% and sensitivity of 100% (14 Days post-PCR confirmation) The high specificity of the test...

Free Testing for People Showing Symptoms of COVID-19, Pregnant Women and...

The Department of Health–Abu Dhabi, DoH, has stated that the test for the new coronavirus, COVID-19, is available for free in healthcare facilities across...
Covid-19 Patients Recovering Quickly with Experimental Drug Remdesivir

Experimental Drug Remdesivir Speeds Recovery from COVID-19

American biopharmaceutical company Gilead Sciences on Wednesday announced study results showing that patients receiving a 5-day treatment course of Remdesivir achieved similar clinical improvement...

U.S. FDA Approves First Test for COVID-19 At-Home Sample Collection

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration authorized the first diagnostic test with a home collection option for COVID-19. Specifically, the FDA re-issued the emergency...

Health Promotion Department Releases 1st Health E-bulletin

The Health Promotion Department, HPD, has recently launched its first e-bulletin which aims to raise awareness about the healthy lifestyles followed while staying home...

Dubai Extends 24-hour National Sterilisation Programme

The Supreme Committee for Crisis and Disaster Management in Dubai announced the extension of the 24-hour National Sterilisation Programme for a week more, according...
Covid-19 Patients Recovering Quickly with Experimental Drug Remdesivir

COVID-19 Patients Recover Faster with Experimental Drug Remdesivir

Covid-19 patients who are getting an experimental drug remdesivir have been recovering quickly, with most going home in days. This is according to a...

Dubai Announces UAE’s First Full Genome Sequencing of COVID-19 Virus

Dubai’s COVID-19 Command and Control Centre, CCC, has announced the UAE’s first full genome sequencing of the COVID-19 virus. The successful sequencing of the...

Apple, Google Launching Joint COVID-19 Tracing Tool for iOS and Android

Engineering teams at Apple and Google have have joined efforts to create a decentralized COVID-19 contact tracing tool. It will help people determine whether...

‘Five Minute Drive-Thru’ COVID-19 Testing Stations in Dubai

Drive-Thru conducts up to 200 tests per day for both group employees and eligible members of the public As Healthcare sectors across the world combat...