Politics in the Time of Corona - EP. 6: Doha

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This podcast takes you to several cities/countries affected by Covid-19 to discuss social, economic, and political challenges facing their societies, with emphasis on the most vulnerable groups and on what this pandemic reveals about the human condition (wow, big phrase). Based on personal and incisive conversations with various interlocutors on location, we hope both to learn from others and to provide some solace as we address how we are collectively experiencing and dealing with similar challenges.

We will be speaking with our guests, one or several at a time, via Skype, and will try to have brief, informative, and non-draining calls within 20-30 minutes.

Data shown is as of April 1, unless stated otherwise. Qatar - Total cases: 781 - Total deaths: 2 - Total recovered: 62 - Total active cases: 717 - Total in serious/critical condition: 6 - Total cases per 1 million people: 271 - Total deaths per 1 million people: 0.7 - First recorded case was on February 28. - Carried out almost 9,000 tests (as of March 18).

UAE - Total cases: 664 - Total deaths: 6 - Total recovered: 61 - Total active cases: 597 - Total in serious/critical condition: 2 - Total cases per 1 million people: 67 - Total deaths per 1 million people: 0.6 - First recorded case was on January 28. - Carried out more than 220,000 laboratory tests across the country (as of March 30). - Evacuated over 1,700 nationals and "those accompanying them" from countries abroad. - Opened drive-through testing facility that can service 600 people a day, with priority given to the elderly, the pregnant and those with underlying health problems.

Saudi Arabia - Total cases: 1,720 - Total deaths: 16 - Total recovered: 264 - Total active cases: 1,440 - Total in serious/critical condition: 31 - Total cases per 1 million people: 49 - Total deaths per 1 million people: 0.5 - First recorded case was on March 1. - State authorities seized over 5 million masks that were hoarded by businesses and people. - Released 250 immigration detainees to help contain the spread of the virus.

Oman - Total cases: 210 - Total deaths: 1 - Total recovered: 34 - Total active cases: 175 - Total in serious/critical condition: 3 - Total cases per 1 million people: 41 - Total deaths per 1 million people: 0.2 - First recorded case was on February 23.

Kuwait - Total cases: 317 - Total deaths: 0 - Total recovered: 80 - Total active cases: 237 - Total in serious/critical condition: 13 - Total cases per 1 million people: 74 - Total deaths per 1 million people: 0 - First recorded case was on February 23. - Brought back more than 2,700 citizens from countries abroad.

Bahrain - Total cases: 567 - Total deaths: 4 - Total recovered: 316 - Total active cases: 247 - Total in serious/critical condition: 2 - Total cases per 1 million people: 333 - Total deaths per 1 million people: 2 - First recorded case was on February 23. - Carried out almost 19,000 tests (as of March 20).

Hosted by Noura Erekat and Bassam Haddad Production Set by Khalid Namez Edited by Alicia Rodriguez Directed by Bassam Haddad Research by Naim Mousa

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