QA Cargo ensures supply of vital goods, aid Apr 09, 2020 0 487 12345 Tribune News NetworkDohaQatar Airways Cargo has increased services around the world, operating freighters and freight-only passenger aircraft to ensure the continuity of global trade and transportation of essential supplies to where they are needed during this critical time.In the past month, the airline has transported over 50,000,000kg of medical and aid supplies to impacted regions around the globe. This is equal to roughly 500 fully loaded Boeing 777 freighters.Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Akbar al Baker said: “Now, more than ever it is important to support global trade that ensures the supply of essential goods and vital aid worldwide. I am thankful to the airport authorities, ground handlers, cargo agents and governments around the world who have helped us increase our services to fulfil the demand for time sensitive freight.“I also want to thank many of our long standing commercial customers that have supported us to prioritise humanitarian relief shipments to badly effected regions over their existing commercial arrangements. We are all in this together and are glad to be of service to communities around the world during this difficult time.”Additional capacity has been introduced to cities such as Shanghai, Guangzhou, Paris, Amsterdam, Muscat, Kuwait, Delhi, Beijing and Melbourne. “We also continue to work closely with governments across the globe to operate freighter charters to support State efforts to bring in humanitarian aid and essential supplies,” he said.“To ensure the safety of our crew and cargo, we have implemented special procedures for ground handling to ensure minimum contact between staff and adherence to social distancing guidelines are met. All of our freighters and passenger aircraft are equipped with face masks, gloves and hand sanitisers for our crew and all the crew and staff are screened regularly,” he added. RELATED ARTICLES All shops except food outlets & pharmacies to remain shut on weekends Apr 09, 2020 0 3450 Strategic food stock can last more than a year: Minister Apr 09, 2020 0 599 28 more recover from virus; 153 new cases detected Apr 09, 2020 0 930 Al Gharaffa, Um Slal health centres turn COVID-19 facilities Al Gharaffa Health Centre and Um Slal Health Centre will be used as test and hold coronavirus (COVID-19) facilities from Thursday, the Primary Health Care Corporation has said. These two health centres bring the total of .. Qatar delivers 2 field hospitals to Italy QNA Doha Upon the directives of the Amir HH Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al Thani, two military aircraft of the Qatari Amiri Air Force, carrying two field hospitals, arrived in Italy on Wednesday in support of the country to .. Significant drop in traffic violations in February QNA Doha Qatar saw a significant drop in traffic violations in February, according to official statistics released by Qatar Planning and Statistics Authority on Wednesday. The report said traffic violations dropped ..