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Coronavirus Morning News Brief – Sept. 29: New Guidance for Treating Long Covid, Al Roker Tests Positive

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – Sept. 29: New Guidance for Treating Long Covid, Al Roker Tests Positive

Good morning. This is Jonathan Spira reporting. Here now the news of the pandemic from across the globe on the 903rd day of the pandemic.
The American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation announced new guidance concerning the diagnosis and treatment of Long Covid.
“When we recognized that Long Covid, this new problem was developing due to the pandemic, we really felt an obligation to come forth and try to address it …

Coronavirus News Update – June 21: Only Vaccinated Fans Will Be Allowed at the 2022 World Cup, Says Host Country Qatar

Coronavirus News Update – June 21: Only Vaccinated Fans Will Be Allowed at the 2022 World Cup, Says Host Country Qatar

The government of Qatar announced that everyone who attends the World Cup, which will be held there next year, must be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus. Officials there expect over 1.5 million fans fromacross the globe to attend the world’s largest football, or in the United States, soccer, tournament, which will be held in November 2022.
As of Monday morning, the world has recorded 179.3 million Covid-19 cases and has …

Hyatt to Open Over 20 New Luxury Hotels in Next 14 Months

Hyatt to Open Over 20 New Luxury Hotels in Next 14 Months

Hyatt Hotels said it will open over 20 new luxury hotels by the end of next year.
The hotelier will add properties under several brands including Andaz, Alila, Grand Hyatt, Miraval, and Park Hyatt, as well as some that will be part of the Unbound Collection.
The Park Hyatt brand will make an appearance in five new locations including Auckland, Doha, Jakarta, Suzhou, China, and Niseko, Japan. In addition, Hyatt will open …

JAL Expands Codeshares with Alaska Airlines, Qatar Airways

JAL Expands Codeshares with Alaska Airlines, Qatar Airways

Japan Airlines announced that it expanded its existing codeshare agreements with both Alaska Airlines and Qatar Airways.
Under the expansion, Japan Airlines will be able to place its code on 11 Qatar Airways flights from Doha. These include three routes to Turkey, with flights to Istanbul’s Ataturk and Sabiha Gokcen Airports, as well as to Ankara.
The codeshare will also cover flights from Doha to Amman, Jordan, and Baku, Azerbaijan, as well …

Qatar Airways to Offer In-Flight ‘Laptop Loan’ Service to Counter Electronics Ban

Qatar Airways to Offer In-Flight ‘Laptop Loan’ Service to Counter Electronics Ban

Qatar Airways announced Thursday it would offer business-class passengers the use of a laptop while in flight to compensate for the ban on in-cabin electronic devices larger than a smartphone on flights to the United States.
The Doha-based airline said it was offering the Laptop Loan service to help provide “uninterrupted productivity” to its customers during flights.
The service will go into effect next week.
Passengers will be able to collect their loaner …

New Curio Collection Hotel Opens in Doha

New Curio Collection Hotel Opens in Doha

Hilton Hotels and Resorts announced the opening of a new Curio Collection hotel in Doha, Qatar. The AlRayyan Doha, Curio Collection by Hilton is the first of the brand’s properties to be located in the Middle East.
The hotel is connected to the Mall of Qatar, a shopping center that opened in December. Each of the property’s 201 guestrooms and suites offers floor-to-ceiling windows, as well as walk-in showers.
Dining establishments include …

Dream Hotels to Open Six New Hotels

Dream Hotels to Open Six New Hotels

Dream Hotel Group announced that it plans to open six new properties by 2019, including the hotel company’s first property in the Middle East.
Scheduled to open this September, the Dream Hollywood in Los Angeles will have 179 guestrooms and suites, as well as an 11,000-square-foot (1,021-square-meter) rooftop.
Dream Nashville is expected to open by mid-2018, and will have 169 guestrooms. This will be followed by the Dream Dallas, which will offer 260 …