143 test positive as virus claims life of 58-year-old Jun 11, 2021 0 139 12345 Tribune News NetworkDohaQatar on Thursday recorded 143 new COVID-19 cases — 89 from within the community and 54 among travellers returning from abroad .The Ministry of Public Health also reported 178 recoveries. With this, the active cases in Qatar dropped to 2,406 while the total recoveries jumped to 216,301. In the last 24 hours, the virus claimed the life of a 58-year-old, raising the total number of deaths so far to 574.As many as 19,015 doses of COVID-19 vaccine were administered in the last 24 hours, bringing the total doses given out so far to 2,748,452.Current COVID-19 Status Every day, hundreds of people are becoming sick due to the COVID-19 with many requiring admission to hospital to manage their symptoms. Since 1 February, the number of people with COVID-19 admitted to hospital has doubled. Qatar’s strict quarantine policy for returning travelers enabled us to delay the introduction of new variants into this country for several months but we are now seeing positive COVID-19 cases in the region and in Qatar with the new variants from the United Kingdom. This new variant is much more contagious and spread more easily between people than the existing strain and may be associated with increased severity of disease The good news is that the Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna vaccines being used in our vaccination program are effective against the new variants The pace of the vaccination program means that there is finally hope of a gradual return to normal for us here in Qatar and people around the world. But this will not happen in the next few weeks or months. Pages 12 RELATED ARTICLES Kuwaiti foreign minister meets Qatar’s ambassador to Kuwait Jun 11, 2021 0 608 FM meets foreign minister of Kazakhstan Jun 11, 2021 0 478 Military officer candidates selection committee is set to start interviews Jun 11, 2021 0 513 Diplomatic Institute, HBKU sign agreement QNA Doha The Diplomatic Institute of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU) have signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate on scientific research and diplomatic studies. The .. Iran’s minister of information and communications visits CRA Mohammed Ali Al-Mannai, President of the Communications Regulatory Authority (CRA), welcomed a delegation from the Islamic Republic of Iran on Thursday, led by HE Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi, Minister of ..