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By Ahmed El Sherif 10:01 amJuly 7, 2020
A Sharjah-based healthcare company has announced its latest venture; what it is dubbing the “Middle East’s first e-hospital”. Mulk Healthcare, which is part of the UAE’s Mulk Holdings International, has unveiled its digital hospital project designed to bring “disruptive futuristic healthcare solutions to consumers of the GCC,” it said in a statement. Launching as a downloadable app this August,...

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By Ahmed El Sherif 08:22 amJune 25, 2020
Etihad Airways has launched a COVID-19 risk assessment tool that will “empower guests to make informed decisions about travelling,” it announced in a statement. The national airline of the United Arab Emirates partnered with Vienna-based healthcare technology company Medicus AI to provide this offering. The tool works by guiding would-be Etihad travellers through a 22-question assessment that’s...
By Ahmed El Sherif 09:00 amJune 19, 2020
Bahrain and Kuwait are using their COVID-19 contact tracing apps as mass surveillance tools, it has emerged. According to a new report released by Amnesty International, the two Gulf states, along with Norway, have released “some of the most invasive COVID-19 contact tracing apps around the world, putting the privacy and security of hundreds of thousands of people at risk.” In its investigation,...

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By Ahmed El Sherif 10:33 amMarch 25, 2020
A Dubai-based entrepreneur has backed a British biotech research company currently working on an affordable vaccine to protect against COVID-19. Khurram Shroff, chairman of the UAE’s IBC Group, has donated a total of AED 5 million ($1.36m) to Vaxbio, also joining the company as a strategic advisor to assist with the development and communication of its corporate initiatives. Vaxbio, a research...