Coronavirus latest: UAE reports 2,526 new cases and 17 deaths


Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi receives a Covid-19 vaccine dose in New Delhi, India. India is expanding its vaccination drive beyond health care and front-line workers. AP Photo

An Imperial guard wearing a face mask to help protect against the spread of the coronavirus stands outside the Gwanghwamun, the main gate of the 14th-century Gyeongbok Palace, in Seoul, South Korea. AP Photo

Hairdresser Sadiye Kisin attends first customer Sarah Philipp as members of the press gather around just after midnight in Duisburg, Germany. Hairdressers in Germany were allowed to reopen from 01 March under strict conditions. Hair salons have been closed since December 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Kisin auctioned off the first hairdressing appointment for 01 March at 00:01 in aid of a children’s charity. The SPD member of the state parliament Sarah Philipp won the seat with a 500-euro bid. EPA

People sit along the Seine river, amid the coronavirus disease outbreak, in Paris, France. Reuters

People wait to receive COVID-19 vaccine shots during a vaccination drive for tourism workers and public transportation drivers at a vaccination center in Nusadua, Bali, Indonesia. The vaccination center targets to vaccinate 5,000 tourism workers and public transportation drivers. EPA

‘Danger’ tape block access to a playground at America’s Cup village in downtown Auckland, New Zealand. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced a lockdown for its largest city Auckland on Feb. 27 while authorities investigate a new case of Covid-19 in the community. Bloomberg

In this image made from video, Deion Hollis does push-ups during his fifth-grade physical education class at a home in Oak Park, Michigan. Deion and most of his classmates at David Ellis Academy take P.E. and other classes virtually due to the coronavirus pandemic. AP Photo

Rodrigo Duterte, the Philippines’ president, center left, holds a vial of the Sinovac Biotech Ltd. Covid-19 vaccine as Huang Xilian, China’s ambassador to the Philippines, right, watches during the arrival ceremony of the first shipment of the vaccine at the Villamor Airbase in Pasay City, Manila, the Philippines. The Philippines will receive more than 1.1 million shots of Covid-19 vaccines, 600,000 doses from Sinovac Biotech today and followed by 525,600 doses of AstraZeneca Plc’s vaccines on Monday, allowing the nation to kickstart an inoculation effort weeks after some of its neighbors started theirs and as its daily infections are escalating. Bloomberg

A first year student wears a face mask as a preventative measure against the spread of coronavirus as a school staff measures her temperature on the first day of school in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Students in Malaysia will start returning to schools on Monday in a phased opening that will be rolled out across March and April. The Covid-19 pandemic had disrupted schooling, with rolling lockdowns that have lasted for well over a year affecting most schools. Getty Images

Mask-clad Palestinian pupils attend a class amid the coronavirus pandemic at a school run by the United Nations in the Nuseirat refugee camp in the Gaza Strip. AFP


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