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All you need to know: Qatar amends back-to-school plans amid COVID-19 concerns

By Menatalla Ibrahim Qatar’s education ministry (MOEHE) announced changes to a previous back-to-school plan, authorities confirmed on Wednesday, to ensure students’ safety while maintaining the quality of education provided. The new amendments are part of MOEHE’s three-phase...

Doha sees surge of single-use disposables and plastic waste litter

by Salwa Sadek Despite Qatar’s commitment to its National Vision 2030 plan and to the Sustainable Development Agenda 2030, single-use disposables and plastic waste have been on the rise since the pandemic, adding to Doha’s...

Are workout spaces opening too soon?

by Farah Gomaa Doha News puts on its yoga pants and heads to the gym, examining the new safety regulations for reopening during the COVID-19 pandemic. Gyms and workout spaces are now back after a closure...

Pandemic sees surge in smokers seeking help to quit

Despite the stresses and worries brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, more people in Qatar have been signing up to quit smoking with Hamad Medical Corporation’s help. With job and salary loss, travel restrictions and...

‘Lasting change is inevitable’ – How COVID-19 has affected Qatar’s creative industries

Qatar’s film, design, fashion and art sectors were still relatively young when the pandemic hit, so will they prove resilient enough to weather the storm? Qatar’s creative industries have seen major developments over the last...

How children with hearing impairments have experienced virtual learning

by Sahar ElKabbash Children with hearing impairments overcome unique challenges to access education in a traditional classroom, but additional hurdles have been faced since COVID-19 pushed learning online. Since COVID-19 hit Qatar hard in March, students...
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