This package also includes:
*=Four-week case rate per million people, as of 13 December 2021
Bahrain / 814*
Manama inks advance vaccine purchase agreement with France’s Valneva.
Egypt / 24,374*
Health ministry says Cairo has a phased plan to combat Omicron variant.
Iran / 114,806*
Restrictions introduced on unvaccinated individuals to help the country ‘co-exist with Covid’.
Iraq / 18,250*
More than 2.9 million Pfizer-BioNTech doses arrived in Iraq in November 2021.
Jordan / 114,013*
Amman tightens travel measures as Omicron variant drives third wave of Covid.
Kuwait / 664*
National Aviation Services enters partnership to expand pre-flight test offering.
Lebanon / 35,780*
Fines on unvaccinated individuals who spread Covid increased to $165.66.
Libya / 12,213*
Restrictions imposed for individuals without vaccination cards.
Morocco / 3,154*
International flight ban extended until end of 2021.
Oman / 242*
Zero deaths recorded in one month, as of 11 December.
Qatar / 4,099*
Travel curbs imposed amid discovery of Omicron variant.
Saudi Arabia / 967*
Entry allowed for people vaccinated with Sputnik V jab from 1 January.
Syria / 2,914*
Fourth wave of Covid surges amid limited testing.
Tunisia / 3,747*
Tunis considers measures to avoid overburdening the country’s healthcare infrastructure.
UAE / 1,713*
Dubai offers booster shots of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to all adults.
Produced on 13 December 2021. Sources: World Health Organisation, Worldometers, Our World in Data, MEED
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