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Egypt Today 18m

Egypt extends closures of mosques, places of worship due to COVID-19

CAIRO - 29 March 2020: Egyptian Ministry of Awqaf [Endowment] extended the closure of mosques and Islamic places of worship across the country until further notice, as a protective measure against the new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. In a statement issued on Sunday, Minister of Endowment Mukhta»»»

Al Awsat 4h

Egypt: Jail Time, Fines for Spreading Coronavirus Rumors

The Egyptian Public Prosecution has called on citizens to refrain from publishing or circulating rumors and false news, adding that those who do may be imprisoned for five years and fined EGP 20,000 in accordance with the law. It added that legal action will be taken in conformity with articles 80 »»»
Kuna 15h

COVID-19 claims more victims worldwide

KUWAIT, March 27 (KUNA) -- Declared by the World Health Organization (WHO) a global pandemic, the novel coronavirus, known as COVID-19, is still carrying on hardheartedly killing and sickening more people worldwide.Having spread all around the world, the contagious disease has now killed over 26,00»»»

KazInform 28.03. 04:52

COVID-19 pandemic hits 200 countries, regions: WHO

GENEVA. KAZINFORM A total of 200 countries and regions have reported cases of COVID-19 as of 22:06 CET (2106 GMT)Thursday, the latest data on the website of the World Health Organization (WHO) showed. Related news Kazakh capital to suspend bus service from March 30 to April 5 13 more COVID-19 cases»»»
United News of Bangladesh 27.03. 09:54

Bangladesh’s coronavirus cases now 48

Four more people, including two physicians, have been diagnosed with COVID-19 in Bangladesh, taking the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 48. However, no patient died from the virus in the last 24 hours, said Director of the Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (I»»»

Al Ahram 26.03. 22:25

Egypt reports 39 new coronavirus cases, death toll rises to 24

Egypt’s health ministry said on Thursday that 39 new coronavirus cases have been detected, bringing the total number to 495, while three more people have died from the virus. The new fatalities were all Egyptians from Cairo governorate, the ministry said, describing them as a 60-year-old woman, a 7»»»

MIA 26.03. 20:04

China bans entry of foreigners in move to curb the spread of virus

China said it will suspend the entry of foreign nationals holding valid visas and resident permits in a move to curb the number of imported cases of the coronavirus. – China said it will suspend the entry of foreign nationals holding valid visas and resident permits in a move to curb the number of »»»
Fox News 26.03. 19:44

Global coronavirus infections tally surpasses 500,000, more than 120,000 recovered

closeVideoGet all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here. The global tally of coronavirus infections reached more than half a million people on Thursday after a spike in cases reported in Italy. Health officials in Italy reported 6,153 new COVID-19 infec»»»
The North Africa Post 26.03. 18:59

US Grants Morocco $670,000 to cushion coronavirus blow

The United States government has granted Morocco $670,000 (6.6 millionDH) to respond to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), announced the US embassy in Rabat. The funds are provided by the Emergency Reserve Fund for Contagious Infections Diseases at the US Agency for International Dev»»»

Arab News 26.03. 18:46

Saudi Arabia records third coronavirus death

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia recorded the third coronavirus related death on Thursday, the ministry of health said. The 51 year-old resident from Madinah passed away after being admitted to hospital in a critical condition Spokesperson Dr. Mohammed Al-Abd Al-Aly said 112 new cases have been reported since »»»
Xinhuanet 26.03. 15:32

China sends the third group of medical experts to Italy

Video PlayerClose Medical experts to Italy are seen before departure in Fuzhou, southeast China's Fujian Province, March 25, 2020. (Xinhua/Wei Peiquan) FUZHOU, March 26 (Xinhua) -- A team of 14 medical experts from southeast China's Fujian Province departed on a chartered flight to Italy on Wednesd»»»

Al-Masdar News 25.03. 19:30

Syria announces 3 more coronavirus cases

BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:00 P.M.) – The Syrian Ministry of Health announced the registration of three new cases of the emerging coronavirus, bringing the total to four inside the country. The coronavirus cases were reportedly discovered among recent travelers that returned to Syria via the Damascus Inter»»»
Marsad Egypt 25.03. 13:30

WHO warns Egyptians must follow virus health regulations to prevent Italy scenario

The World Health Organization (WHO)’s Representative in Egypt John Jabbour on Tuesday warned that Egypt is at a crossroads in the battle against the coronavirus and failure to abide by the state’s instructions could lead to a scenario similar to Italy and Spain. In an interview with Ahmed Mousa on »»»
Egypt Independent 25.03. 11:24

Egypt Independent WHO warns Egyptians must follow virus health regulations to prevent Italy scenario

The World Health Organization (WHO)’s Representative in Egypt John Jabbour on Tuesday warned that Egypt is at a crossroads in the battle against the coronavirus and failure to abide by the state’s instructions could lead to a scenario similar to Italy and Spain. In an interview with Ahmed Mousa on »»»
China Daily 25.03. 03:27

Japan agrees to defer Olympic Games to 2021

Decision follows talks between Abe and IOC head on coronavirus impact Japan and the International Olympic Committee on Tuesday agreed to postpone the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games for a year because of the novel coronavirus outbreak, after Japanese Prime Minster Shinzo Abe and IOC President Thomas Bach »»»

Arab Times 24.03. 19:48

India’s prime minister decrees 21-day lockdown to curb virus

NEW DELHI (AP) – India will begin the world’s largest lockdown on Wednesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced in a TV address, warning citizens to stay inside or risk inviting the pandemic into their homes, and pledging $2 billion to bolster the country’s beleaguered health care system. “To s»»»

National News Agency 24.03. 18:20

US could overtake Europe as coronavirus epicentre: WHO

NNA - The COVID-19 outbreak in the United States has the potential to exceed that in Europe, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Tuesday as the number of reported US cases surges. The pandemic began in China in December but the epicentre has since shifted from Asia to Europe. WHO spokeswoman M»»»

Middle East Monitor 23.03. 09:05

Saudi Arabia imposes curfew to curb coronavirus

Saudi Arabia will impose a three-week curfew as of Monday as part of the fight against the novel coronavirus, according to the official SPA news agency, Anadolu reports. The curfew will start 7 p.m. local time until 6 a.m. (1600-0300 GMT) for three weeks under a royal decree issued by King Salman. »»»
NILE TV 22.03. 22:19

33 new cases of coronavirus, 4 deaths & 15 cases recovered: Health Ministry

The Egyptian Health Ministry said on Sunday 33 new coronavirus cases were detected, all of them are Egyptians, who were in contact with other positive cases. “This upped the total number of confirmed cases to 327,” the ministry’s spokesman Khaled Megahed said in a statement. Four more deaths were c»»»

The Peninsula 22.03. 14:45

Kuwait confirms 12 new coronavirus cases, bringing total to 188

Kuwait: Kuwait's Health Ministry on Sunday confirmed 12 coronavirus cases during the past 24 hours, bringing the total to 188. During a press conference, the ministry's spokesperson Dr. Abdullah Al-Sanad pointed out that four patients were in close contact with persons who had travelled to the UK, »»»
Kuwait Times 21.03. 12:43

17 new coronavirus cases in Kuwait take total to 176

KUWAIT: Up to 17 coronavirus cases were discovered over past 24 hours in Kuwait, bringing total number of people infected with COVID-19 virus to 176, official spokesman of the Kuwaiti KUWAIT: Up to 17 new coronavirus cases were discovered over the past 24 hours in Kuwait, bringing the total number »»»

Al Manar 21.03. 11:05

Coronavirus: Young People Are Not ‘Invincible’, WHO Warns

Young people are not immune from coronavirus and must avoid socialising and communicating it to older, more vulnerable people, the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned. The choices made by the young can be “the difference between life and death for someone else”, WHO Director-General Tedros A»»»

Malta Today 20.03. 20:46

Italy in peril: 5,000 new Covid-19 cases registered in one day

Italy is seriously struggling to contain the Covid-19 pandemic as it reported around 5,000 new coronavirus cases on Friday and the highest number of deaths in a single day: 627. Italy now has a total of 47,021 cases, over 37,000 of which are active. This is the highest number of cases worldwide. Em»»»

Al Monitor 20.03. 00:31

Is Turkey ready for social distancing?

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, the concept of social distancing has gained popularity, bringing with it two important questions: Do countries have sufficient technological infrastructure to implement the concept? And how many people can access that technology? Turkey, for its part, has the technolo»»»
Business-review 19.03. 17:15

Leader Team Broker extends the validity period for AXA and Generali health insurance policies in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis

Leader Team Broker, key player on the Romanian insurance market specialized on risk management and distribution of insurance policies, informs that AXA Global Healthcare and Generali Global Health, two of our partners that work in the health insurance sector, have decided to maintain the validity p»»»
Samaa 19.03. 08:28

Pakistan’s stock market falls to five-year low

After temporary halt was lifted, the bourse shed more points, sending the KSE-100, a gauge to measure market performance, down 27% since March 6. When this report was filed around 10:50am, the market was hovering at 28,633 points level. The latest temporary halt at the PSX comes after Pakistan repo»»»
Al Arabiya 18.03. 14:13

Coronavirus: Saudi Arabia confirms total of 171 cases

Saudi Arabia confirmed a total of 171 cases of the deadly coronavirus in the country, the Ministry of Health said on Wednesday. For more coronavirus news, visit our dedicated page. Children as young as six years old have been infected, the spokesman for the ministry said. The spokesman for the mini»»»
Daily Mail 18.03. 12:46

First ever dog to catch coronavirus DIES in Hong Kong

The first dog in the world to catch coronavirus has died in Hong Kong after it was declared disease-free and returned home to its owner. The 17-year-old Pomeranian, whose owner contracted COVID-19 last month, had been quarantined at a government facility but returned home over the weekend. A spokes»»»
Khaleej Times 18.03. 10:41

Live map: Global spread of coronavirus

The real-time map shows the latest spread of the coronavirus globally. At least 8,418 people have died from a coronavirus called Covid-19 and 198,366 have been infected globally, following an outbreak that started in Wuhan, China in early December. The World Health Organization referred to it as a »»»
Ya Libnan 17.03. 23:45

Lebanon’s coronavirus cases rise to 124

Fifteen new cases of the coronavirus in Lebanon were reported Tuesday, raising the total number of cases to 124, according to the country’s health minister. Hamad Hassan urged the public to adhere to strict measures issued by officials. He told a local television station that officials are trying t»»»

News 17.03. 10:28

WHO reports 13,903 coronavirus cases per day

Over the past day, 13,903 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in the world, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported. Thus, the total number of infections worldwide has reached 167,511 since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic. Moreover, almost all new cases of infection - 13,874 - were rec»»»
Reuters 16.03. 18:40

Turkey shuts cinemas, cafes, gyms to halt coronavirus spread

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey will temporarily close cafes, sports and entertainment venues and is suspending mass prayers in mosques in an effort to contain the spread of coronavirus, after it identified its first 18 cases in the last week, authorities said on Monday. A worker in a protective suit d»»»
Tasnim News Agency 16.03. 14:17

Nearly 5,000 Coronavirus Patients Recover in Iran

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The total number of coronavirus cases in Iran rose to 14,991 on Monday, of whom nearly 5,000 have recovered and left the hospital, the Health Ministry announced. - Society/Culture news - Speaking at a daily press conference on Monday, Health Ministry Spokesman Kianoosh Jahanpoor s»»»
Kathimerini 16.03. 08:10

Turkey reports 12 new coronavirus cases in largest daily rise, brings total to 18 | Kathimerini

Turkey identified 12 new cases of the coronavirus, bringing its total to 18, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said on Monday, marking the highest daily rise since the country announced its first case last week. Koca said two of the new cases were related to the first case reported in the country, sev»»»
The Guardian 14.03. 13:21

Varadkar and Foster discuss cross-border coronavirus approach

Leo Varadkar and Arlene Foster are to meet on Saturday to discuss a cross-border approach to combatting coronavirus. With mass gatherings including sporting events and concerts to be banned across the UK from next weekend, pressure was growing on Northern Irish leaders to close schools in line with»»»
Albanian Daily News 13.03. 20:39

Europe Now Centre of Pandemic - WHO

Countries have largely tried to keep public transport operational Europe is now the "epicentre" of the global coronavirus pandemic, the head of the World Health Organization says. Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus urged countries to use aggressive measures, community mobilisation and social distancing »»»
UPI 13.03. 20:26

Lessons for the world: How South Korea is tackling coronavirus

SEOUL, March 13 (UPI) -- While South Korea has one of the highest numbers of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the world, its vigorous and effective response in handling the outbreak offers lessons for other countries facing their own rapidly rising numbers of patients. As of Friday, the Korea Centers»»»
WAM 13.03. 16:16

Bahrain announces additional COVID-19 recoveries

Fri 13-03-2020 19:05 PM Bahrain announces additional COVID-19 recoveries MANAMA, 13th March, 2020 (WAM) -- The Bahraini Ministry of Health today announced that 9 individuals have recovered from the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the Kingdom of Bahrain, bringing the total number of confirmed recoveries t»»»
BBC 13.03. 03:32

Mount Everest: Nepal's government shuts off mountain amid virus outbreak

Mount Everest has shut down for the rest of the expedition season because of the coronavirus outbreak. Nepal's government announced that it would cancel all climbing permits from 14 March until 30 April. China had already cancelled expeditions from the northern, Chinese-controlled, side of the moun»»»
The Sun 12.03. 09:45

What is a pandemic and what does it mean for coronavirus?

CORONAVIRUS has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisation (WHO). With the total number of cases passing 126,000 and the global death toll standing at over 4,600 - WHO chief Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said they were now using the term because of concern over "alarming levels of in»»»
Daily News Egypt 10.03. 23:58

Closing schools due to COVID-19? Government believes unnecessary, people fear things get worse

A hashtag for suspending schools in Egypt on Twitter was trending as fears of the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) are on the rise, however, Minister of Education Tarek Shawki insisted there is no need for such directive. The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday that countries w»»»
Al Riyadh 10.03. 12:10

Bahraini Ministry of Health announces 8 new coronavirus recoveriesRelated NewsComments.

The Ministry of Health has announced the recovery of 8 individuals, 6 of whom are Bahraini females, and two Bahraini males, from the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the Kingdom of Bahrain. The announcement brings the total number of confirmed recoveries to 22 thus far. The recovered individuals have been»»»

Morocco World News 08.03. 18:16

Moroccan National Among Coronavirus Patients in UAE

The total number of infections in the UAE reached 45 on Saturday. Rabat – The Ministry of Health in the UAE reported that a Moroccan national is one of 15 new patients who contracted the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the Gulf country. Gulf News said the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in»»»
An Nahar 07.03. 20:19

Number of coronavirus patients rises to 28 - Perla Kantarjian

BEIRUT: On Saturday, the total number of coronavirus-infected patients reached 28 in Lebanon. In its daily coronavirus developments report, the Rafic Hariri University Hospital declared that during the past 24 hours, 156 cases were admitted into the emergency unit. As per the protocol, all the case»»»
Zawya 04.03. 07:13

Japan can handle Olympic defeat

HONG KONG - The Olympic flame could be extinguished by Covid-19. For now, the Summer Games are set to kick off as planned in Tokyo in late July, but with each passing day the outbreak poses a greater threat to large gatherings and international travel. Any loss from cancellation, though, would be m»»»
Middle East Observer 02.03. 12:10

Qatar bans travelers from Egypt over coronavirus fears

According to Aljazeera news: Qatar bans travelers from Egypt over coronavirus fearsAuthorities in Qatar have temporarily banned all arrivals from Egypt, except Qatari citizens, over fears of the spread of deadly coronavirus. “As a public health measure, the State of Qatar has imposed a temporary en»»»
Gulf News 29.02. 13:48

South Korea reports 'critical moment' after 813 new cases

South Korea has reported a “critical moment” in its battle against coronavirus transmission after 813 new cases were detected in the country in a single day on Saturday, February 29, 2020. The respiratory illness has killed 17 people in South Korea so far. The northern Japanese island of Hokkaidao »»»
CNN 27.02. 19:10

The coronavirus goes global: Travel bans, face masks, and fear

The novel coronavirus has gone global. What had begun as an outbreak in China is now threatening to become a worldwide pandemic, having reached every continent except Antarctica. Since it was first identified in mid-December, the virus has killed more than 2,800 worldwide. Though the vast majority »»»
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