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Qatar Airways to give free flight tickets to 1,00,000 frontline health workers
In a bid to thank all the frontline healthworkers fighting the battle against coronavirus, Qatar Airways has said that it will give away 100,000 free tickets to frontline healthcare professionals to say thank you for their exemplary work amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Given the airline’s work at the frontline of global efforts to repatriate stranded passengers, it now seeks to recognise and reward the world’s frontline healthcare workers.
How to apply?
The giveaway will open at 00.01 AM on 12 May and close at 23:59 on 18 May (Doha time). Healthcare professionals can register for this exclusive offer at qatarairways.com/ThankYouHeroes by submitting a form to receive a unique promotion code, offered on a first come, first served basis.
Who are eligible?
Healthcare professionals from every country in the world will be eligible for tickets. To ensure the application process is fair and transparent, each country will receive a daily allocation of tickets, depending on its population size, staggered over a seven day period from 12 to 18 May. The daily allocation will be released at 00:01 AM Doha time throughout the campaign period.
Healthcare professionals that receive the promotion code can book up to two complimentary Economy Class return tickets on Qatar Airways operated flights – one for themselves and one for a companion – to anywhere on the airline’s global network. Tickets must be booked before 26 November, with travel valid until 10 December 2020. The tickets will be fully flexible, with an unlimited number of destination or date changes allowed without any fees. Fare and surcharges will be waived on tickets, airport taxes apply.*
Commenting on this, Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, Akbar Al Baker, said: “We at Qatar Airways are incredibly grateful for the commitment and hard work of healthcare professionals around the world who looked after people in these times of uncertainty. Their heroic display of kindness, dedication, and professionalism has saved hundreds of thousands of lives around the world."
He added, “We have built a strong level of trust with passengers, governments, trade partners, and airports as a reliable partner during this crisis and we intend to continue delivering on this mission by acknowledging the incredible efforts of these heroes. Our crew and operation has never given up during these past three months, never abandoned hope or their mission to help people get home to their loved ones and we do not intend to do so now."
“United in dedication, we share our gratitude. Now it is our turn to give something back to those on the healthcare frontline. There are no words or gestures that are enough to repay these brave men and women but we hope that our small offer of a complimentary return flight on Qatar Airways will allow them to enjoy a well-deserved holiday, visit family and friends or explore a destination they have always dreamed of, as travel restrictions start to ease,” he adds.
Moreover, as a further gesture of appreciation, healthcare professionals will be offered additionally a voucher with 35% discount to redeem at Qatar Duty Free retail outlets at the airline’s state-of-the-art hub, Hamad International Airport (HIA) in Doha, which will be valid for use up to 31 December 2020.
Pakistan minister claims New York is learning from them, leads to hilarity on Twitter
Pakistan Federal Minister for Communications, Murad Saeed, on Monday claimed New York is learning from them. He also said that New York is planning to follow the concept of contact tracing and 'smart lockdown' introduced by Pakistan.
According to The Dawn, On Monday, during a National Assembly session, Murad Saeed said, "The governor of New York said his state will follow the concept of 'smart lockdown' for contact tracing introduced by Pakistan."
After Murad Saeed's statements went viral, netizens took to Twitter and trolled him for saying New York is learning from Pakistan. One user said, "Bas kar pagle, ab rulayega kya." Another user said, "Murad Saeed say that New York will follow 'smart lockdown' concept introduced by Pakistan, means they will create Mass graveyards like Pakistan to fill up Corona Virus Victim dead Bodies."
Here's what netizens had to say:
DR MAHREEN BHUTTO
Bas kar pagle, ab rulayega kya..