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Bahrain’s Sara Qaed Wins Mahmoud Kahil Award

Bahrain’s Sara Qaed Wins Mahmoud Kahil Award

The Mu'taz and Rada Sawwaf Arabic Comics Initiative, which is an academic body for the study of Arabic Comics at the American University of Beirut, has announced the postponement of the Mahmoud Kahil Award ceremony over the coronavirus outbreak. The ceremony was postponed to 2021, the Initiative

Coronavirus Affects Animals in London's Biggest Zoo

Coronavirus Affects Animals in London's Biggest Zoo

The world's oldest zoo is shut to the public for the first time since World War Two as London locks down because of the coronavirus pandemic, but for the roughly 18,000 animals housed there, life must go on. London Zoo, opened to scientists in 1828 and to the public in 1847, is one of the British

Rapid Test Can Detect Coronavirus in 5 Minutes

A US-based lab has unveiled a portable test that can detect the COVID-19 disease in as little as five minutes, it said in a statement Friday. Abbott Laboratories said the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had given it emergency authorization to begin making the test available to healthcare pr

Egypt Disinfects Landmark Museum as Virus Fears Grow

Egypt Disinfects Landmark Museum as Virus Fears Grow

Cleaning crews descended upon the landmark Egyptian Museum in Cairo on Monday, dousing it with disinfectants as fears mount over the spread of the novel coronavirus. Sporting white coats, gloves and face masks, the men sprayed sanitizers across the vast museum halls, home to thousands of precious

Egypt’s Home Delivery Services Continue amid Coronavirus Outbreak

Egypt’s Home Delivery Services Continue amid Coronavirus Outbreak

Despite the challenges facing them amid the coronavirus outbreak, home delivery workers continue to work the streets of Egypt's major cities. In Egypt, ministries had banned the entry of delivery workers to their premises in fear that they could be a factor in spreading the COVID-19 disease.

Spanish Opera Singer Placido Domingo Has Coronavirus

Spanish Opera Singer Placido Domingo Has Coronavirus

Spanish opera singer Placido Domingo announced Sunday that he has tested positive for the coronavirus. The Spaniard said in a post on his personal Facebook account that “I feel it is my moral duty to announce to you that I have tested positive.” The tenor, 79, said he and his family are in sel

Fake News Hinder Efforts to Fight Coronavirus

Fake News Hinder Efforts to Fight Coronavirus

Twitter will remove all posts that promote "fake or ineffective treatments" for COVID-19 as well as those that deny "expert guidance" on the widespread coronavirus. Tweets that put people at risk of contracting the COVID-19 coronavirus as it rapidly spreads across the globe are to be removed by T

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