Daily Archives: March 14, 2020

New CPT Code Announced to Report Novel Coronavirus Test

Chicago, March 13, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The American Medical Association (AMA) today announced that the CPT Editorial Panel approved a new addition to the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code set that will help streamline data-driven resource and …

ASGE Releases Recommendations for Endoscopy Units in the Era of COVID-19

DOWNERS GROVE, IL / ACCESSWIRE / March 13, 2020 / The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) has released an important article in its signature publication, the Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (GIE) journal. The article, titled Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak: What the Department

Abu Dhabi temporary closes major cultural sites

Abu Dhabi, The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) is temporarily closing cultural sites in the emirate, from March 15 until March 31.

The decision was attributed to precautionary measures to ensure the health and …

Afghan Government Postpones Prisoner Release, Endangering Deal

KABUL, AFGHANISTAN – The Afghan government Saturday postponed the release of 1,500 Taliban prisoners, an Afghan official said, a decision that could sabotage a peace deal signed last month between the Taliban and the United States.

Jawed Faisal, spokesman for …

QOC makes changes to events calendar to limit spread of coronavirus

Doha, The Qatar Olympic Committee (QOC) today announced that it has postponed or cancelled a number of its upcoming sports events, in line with the protective measures taken by the State of Qatar to limit the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) …

Poland’s Fijalek and Bryl win Katara Cup Beach Volleyball Cup

Doha, Poland’s Grzegorz Fijalek and Michal Bryl began the 2020 season in the best way possible by beating Mexican pair Julio Gaxiola and Jose Rubio to win the FIVB -Star Katara Cup Beach Volleyball tournament. Fijalek and Bryl won 2-1 …

Google, Walmart join US effort to speed up coronavirus testing

Washington, Corporate America joined the fight against the spread of coronavirus on Friday, as President Donald Trump and executives announced that Google would offer a website to help people determine whether they needed tests and retailers would set up drive-through …

UAE suspends inbound, outbound flights with four countries over COVID-19 concerns.

The General Civil Aviation Authority, GCAA, has announced the suspension of all inbound and outbound flights with Lebanon, Turkey, Syria and Iraq, with effect from 17th March, and until further notice.

The move is part of the country’s proactive precautionary …