Flu virus spreading this winter will be different: Dr Al Khal Oct 23, 2020 0 10867 12345 Tribune News NetworkDohaDr Abdullatif Al Khal, Chair of the National Strategic Group on COVID-19, has warned that the flu virus that will be spreading this winter is different from the virus that circulated last winter.“Flu virus can cause severe illness for some people, especially those at increased risk for developing influenza-related complications,” Dr Al Khal, who is also the Head of the Infectious Diseases Division at Hamad Medical Corporation, said.“The seasonal influenza vaccine is currently available in Qatar and is the same vaccine we import every year from prestigious companies such as Abbott and Sanofi,” he added.The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) launched its annual seasonal influenza campaign on Tuesday. The vaccine will be available for free from government, semi-government and private healthcare facilities. This year, the MoPH seeks to vaccinate more than 500,000 people. RELATED ARTICLES We must unite to make digital learning an inclusive right for children & youth: Sheikha Moza Oct 23, 2020 0 7680 PM visits S’hail 2020 exhibition Oct 23, 2020 0 10953 Qatar’s FIFA World Cup preparations very impressive: Belgian ambassador Oct 23, 2020 0 995 Qatar playing pivotal role in resolving crises: Al Khater QNA Doha Qatar is playing an active role in mediating regional and international conflicts and crises, Assistant Foreign Minister HE Lolwah bint Rashid Al Khater has said. “Qatar is playing mediation to resolve .. COVID-19: Qatar updates list of low-risk countries Tribune News Network Doha The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) has updated its COVID-19 Green List of countries it considers low-risk in terms of coronavirus exposure. The new updated list, which came into effect on .. COVID-19 recoveries reach 127,328 Qatar on Thursday reported 252 COVID-19 cases -- 225 from community and 27 from travellers returning from abroad, the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) said in its daily report. The ministry also recorded 235 recoveries .. 46 private health facilities to take part in flu drive The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) on Thursday published a list of 46 private health facilities participating in the 2020-2021 flu campaign. The MoPH along with Primary Health Care Corporation (PHCC) and Hamad .. Five more held for violating home-quarantine conditions Five persons were arrested in on Thursday for violating home-quarantine conditions imposed as part of efforts to contain the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). The arrests were made in implementation of the ..