UAE, Kuwait and Bahrain authorise new treatment as Mena case tally crosses 9 million-mark
The number of Covid-19 cases in the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region crossed 9,022,560 on 7 June, according to Worldometers data collated by MEED.
Countries in the GCC account for 22.8 per cent (2,054,582) of all regional cases, and Iran’s 2,966,363 cases comprise 33 per cent of the Mena tally.
Since 31 May, 166,401 new cases have been reported in the 17 Mena countries tracked by MEED.
Evolving vaccination plans are driving the introduction of new regulations for travel and outdoor movement in the region.
Saudi Arabia eases quarantine rules
In Saudi Arabia, the General Authority of Civil Aviation (Gaca) has lifted quarantine obligations from travellers who are fully vaccinated against Covid-19.
Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, Oxford-AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson are among the approved vaccines. Foreign travellers who have received all necessary doses of these…