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Qatar launches saliva-based COVID-19 test for children

Qatar launches saliva-based COVID-19 test for children

The Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) has announced that Qatar has become one of the first countries in the world to launch a new saliva-based COVID-19 test for all children who require testing for the virus.
Al Thumama Stadium achieves significant health and safety construction milestone

Al Thumama Stadium achieves significant health and safety construction milestone

Al Thumama Stadium has achieved a significant milestone by becoming the latest FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 project site to reach 20 million working hours without a lost-time injury.
WATCH: Ashghal opens the first phase of Sabah Al Ahmad Corridor

WATCH: Ashghal opens the first phase of Sabah Al Ahmad Corridor

The Corridor has been named after Kuwaiti Amir HH Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmed Al Jaber Al Sabah and symbolizes the strength of the ties between the people of Qatar and Kuwait.
Kahramaa enters Guinness World Records for largest drinking water storage tank

Kahramaa enters Guinness World Records for largest drinking water storage tank

Adding to the country’s portfolio of world records, the Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation (KAHRAMAA) has entered the Guinness World Records for the ‘Largest Drinking Water Storage Tank’ in the world.
WATCH: HH the Amir directs sending urgent relief aid to Sudan

WATCH: HH the Amir directs sending urgent relief aid to Sudan

Upon the directives of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Qatar will send urgent relief aid to Sudan to minimize the impact of the record flooding this year.
WATCH:Qatar Rail sets up 300 AC bus shelters around Doha

WATCH:Qatar Rail sets up 300 AC bus shelters around Doha

Qatar Rail has announced that it is currently working to set up 300 air-conditioned bus shelters around Doha Metro stations in different areas.
WATCH: QL Home Edition: What do kids miss the most during quarantine?

WATCH: QL Home Edition: What do kids miss the most during quarantine?

This QL Home Edition video features some children from the community who share their feelings on what they've missed the most during quarantine.
WATCH: Qatar sets minimum wage; removes NOC requirement for changing jobs

WATCH: Qatar sets minimum wage; removes NOC requirement for changing jobs

Qatar introduces a non-discriminatory minimum wage and removes the No-Objection Certificate requirement to change jobs for employees.
How to prevent heat stroke and other heat related illness in Qatar

How to prevent heat stroke and other heat related illness in Qatar

Qatar can be dangerously hot in the summer months, so it is extra important to be mindful of this fact to stay healthy. We have collected a few basic tips for preventing heatstroke.
HIA implements new arrival procedures to enter Qatar

HIA implements new arrival procedures to enter Qatar

With the gradual lifting of COVID-19 restrictions in Qatar, Hamad International Airport (HIA) is applying newly modified procedures for arriving passengers.
Qatar Airways makes it mandatory for passengers from specific airports to present negative COVID-19 test result

Qatar Airways makes it mandatory for passengers from specific airports to present negative COVID-19 test result

Passengers traveling via Qatar Airways from specific airports in some countries will be required to present a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test result when checking in, the airline stated on its website.
MoPH highlights home quarantine guidelines

MoPH highlights home quarantine guidelines

The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) has reminded passengers returning to Qatar, who are required to quarantine at home, to follow Ministry guidelines.
WATCH: HH the Amir calls on international community to support Lebanese people

WATCH: HH the Amir calls on international community to support Lebanese people

His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani today participated in an international conference organized by French President and the United Nations in support of the Lebanese people.
WATCH: QNTC invites the community to rediscover Qatar with exciting summer offerings

WATCH: QNTC invites the community to rediscover Qatar with exciting summer offerings

The Qatar National Tourism Council (QNTC) has launched an exciting program of offers and activities for residents to enjoy this summer, as the country gears up to welcome back the world.
WATCH: Jaidah Group opens first-ever Geely Auto showroom in Qatar

WATCH: Jaidah Group opens first-ever Geely Auto showroom in Qatar

Skyline Automotive, a Jaidah Group company, successfully opened the first-ever Geely Auto showroom in Qatar via a digital reveal, making the brand available in the Qatari market for the very first time.
WATCH: Qatar's Amir offers assistance to Lebanon following explosion

WATCH: Qatar's Amir offers assistance to Lebanon following explosion

HH the Amir expressed the State of Qatar's solidarity with Lebanon and its willingness to provide all kinds of assistance necessary to mitigate the effects of the explosion.
Qatar is the safest country globally as per the 2020 mid-year Crime Index

Qatar is the safest country globally as per the 2020 mid-year Crime Index

Qatar retained its position as the safest country globally as per the 2020 mid-year Crime Index by Numbeo.
Top UN court backs Qatar in airspace dispute with blockading nations

Top UN court backs Qatar in airspace dispute with blockading nations

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) today ruled in favor of Qatar, affirming that it is Qatar's right to challenge airspace restrictions imposed by neighboring countries Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain and Egypt (“the Blockading States”) before the UN’s aviation body, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).
Sheikha Moza attends inauguration of WHO Collaborating Center in WCM-Q

Sheikha Moza attends inauguration of WHO Collaborating Center in WCM-Q

As a WHO Collaborating Center the Infectious Disease Epidemiology Group (IDEG) at WCM-Q will support WHO’s regional and global efforts to promote health and wellbeing.
How to avoid food poisoning and foodborne illness in summer

How to avoid food poisoning and foodborne illness in summer

Adopting safe and clean food preparation methods can help to avoid food poisoning or foodborne illness.
WATCH: FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 match schedule confirmed

WATCH: FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 match schedule confirmed

Al Bayt Stadium will be the stage for hosts Qatar to kick off the tournament on Monday, November 21, 2022, at 13:00 local time (11:00 CET).
WATCH: Doha Central beautification project to feature artworks by Qatari artists

WATCH: Doha Central beautification project to feature artworks by Qatari artists

Six Qatari artists have signed contracts with the Public Works Authority (Ashghal) to submit proposals for artworks and sculptures in various locations within the Development and Beautification Projects of Doha Central and Corniche.
WATCH: QL Home Edition: Barbie Doll Cake

WATCH: QL Home Edition: Barbie Doll Cake

Check out the video to learn the step-by-step procedure on how to make a Barbie Doll Cake by the 7-year-old!
WATCH: HMC highlights safety measures to follow amid hot weather

WATCH: HMC highlights safety measures to follow amid hot weather

As Qatar experiences the summer heat, Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) has urged citizens and residents to take extra care and follow recommended safety measures to ensure their wellbeing.
Qatar to host pan-Arab tournament in December 2021

Qatar to host pan-Arab tournament in December 2021

The tournament will serve as a crucial preparatory event for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.
50 percent of employees can go back to work at offices from July 1: Cabinet

50 percent of employees can go back to work at offices from July 1: Cabinet

His Excellency Qatar’s Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al Thani chaired the Cabinet's regular meeting held earlier today via video conferencing.
QF, HMC and Embassy of Italy combine to fly COVID-19 patients’ plasma from Qatar to Italy

QF, HMC and Embassy of Italy combine to fly COVID-19 patients’ plasma from Qatar to Italy

Plasma from patients in Qatar who have recovered from novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has been flown to Italy to help identify potentially life-saving treatments for the disease.
Qatar pledges $10 million to help WHO combat COVID-19 pandemic

Qatar pledges $10 million to help WHO combat COVID-19 pandemic

The contribution will support WHO's efforts to develop testing equipment, treatment, and vaccine for COVID-19.
WATCH: Qatar Museums to begin reopening museums and heritage sites from July 1

WATCH: Qatar Museums to begin reopening museums and heritage sites from July 1

Qatar Museums, today announced it will reopen a number of its museums and heritage sites to the public on July 1, 2020, with new health and safety protocols.
WATCH: Hamad Medical Corporation to establish diabetes reversal clinic

WATCH: Hamad Medical Corporation to establish diabetes reversal clinic

. The findings of a new research study will change how patients with Type 2 diabetes are cared for in Qatar, with a new diabetes reversal clinic set to open at HMC in the coming months.
WATCH: Daily laboratory capacity for COVID-19 tests will reach 30,000 by July-end

WATCH: Daily laboratory capacity for COVID-19 tests will reach 30,000 by July-end

According to a senior health official at HMC, the daily laboratory capacity for COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)) tests will increase to 30,000 by July-end from the current 20,000.
WATCH: QL Geeks - Home Edition featuring collector Mel Aquino

WATCH: QL Geeks - Home Edition featuring collector Mel Aquino

Watch Shaun chat with Mel Aquino, a collector in Doha. He's not just your average collector with a few fancy pieces. Mel's collection is sure to leave you in awe!
HH the Amir praised the roles of COVID-19 frontline healthcare workers

HH the Amir praised the roles of COVID-19 frontline healthcare workers

The Education City Stadium’s completion was marked with a special TV programme. The highlight of the programmes was a speech by HH the Amir.
Qatar most peaceful country in MENA region: GPI 2020

Qatar most peaceful country in MENA region: GPI 2020

Qatar has retained the top position as the most peaceful country in the MENA region, according to the Global Peace Index 2020.
Phase 1 of gradual lifting of restrictions in Qatar begins

Phase 1 of gradual lifting of restrictions in Qatar begins

The first phase of the gradual lifting of COVID-19 restrictions in Qatar will see the opening of several mosques, shops at malls and commercial complexes, as well as some parks, among others.
Qatar obtains approval to establish barcode office for local products

Qatar obtains approval to establish barcode office for local products

Qatar has been assigned the code 630 for locally-made products, which can be traded within the country or exported.
WATCH: FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022: Education City Stadium officially unveiled

WATCH: FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022: Education City Stadium officially unveiled

The official completion of Education City Stadium was celebrated with a special TV programme to showcase the third match-ready FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.
WATCH: Qatar to ease COVID-19 restrictions; residence permit holders allowed to return from August 1

WATCH: Qatar to ease COVID-19 restrictions; residence permit holders allowed to return from August 1

The four phases of easing the lockdown in Qatar: Phase 1 from June 15, Phase 2 from July 1, Phase 3 from August 1, Phase 4 from September 1.
WATCH: 500 mosques reopen as Qatar begins gradual lifting of COVID-19 restrictions

WATCH: 500 mosques reopen as Qatar begins gradual lifting of COVID-19 restrictions

As Qatar prepares to kick-start its four-phased plan of the gradual lifting of restrictions in place against the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), The Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs has confirmed that at least 500 mosques across the country will be reopened from June 15.