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Pet cat tests positive for COVID-19

A pet cat has tested positive for the coronavirus in Hong Kong after its owner was confirmed with having the virus, the city’s Agricultural and Fisheries department said, cautioning that the animal has not shown any signs of the disease. …

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Uzbekistan reports first coronavirus death

Uzbekistan locked down more cities and districts on Friday in its effort to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, as it reported the country’s first death. A 72-year old woman in the city of Namangan died this morning, having …

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Iran locks down cities

Iran has started an intercity travel ban, an Iranian official said in a televised news conference a day after Iran's government spokesman warned the country might face a second outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic. Officials have …

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Malaysia's King and Queen quarantined

Malaysia's King and Queen are currently under quarantine after seven staff members from Istana Negara tested positive for coronavirus, reported national news agency Bernama on Thursday. Comptroller of the Royal Household Ahmad Fadli …

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Madrid’s ice rink turned to morgue

Madrid has transformed an ice rink into a makeshift mortuary as Spain‘s coronavirus death toll continues to rise. The country's Covid-19 death toll shot up by a record daily increase of 738 deaths, pushing it to 3,434 overall …

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Number of coronavirus cases in Turkey reaches 2,433

The number of coronavirus patients in Turkey increased by 561 yesterday, taking the total number of infections to 2,433, while the death toll topped 59. Turkey's Health Minister Fahrettin Koca announced the figures …

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Number of coronovirus cases in Uzbekistan reaches 55

Five more Uzbek citizens have tested positive for coronavirus, bringing the total number of infected people in the country to 55, according to the country's Ministry of Health. According to the ministry, five more citizens were …

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Libya confirms first coronavirus case

Libya confirmed its first case of the new coronavirus, according to the National Centre for Disease Control. The center, which operates in areas controlled by both major sides in the Libyan conflict, gave no further details in its …

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Former Finnish president has coronavirus

Finland’s former president Martti Ahtisaari, who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2008, has tested positive for the coronavirus, the president’s office said. “The infection was confirmed on Monday, March …

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Saudi king imposes curfew to curb coronavirus spread

Saudi Arabia imposed a nationwide curfew starting on Monday after reporting a jump of almost a quarter in coronavirus cases, while the United Arab Emirates will suspend all passenger and transit flights to and from the country. Saudi …

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Turkey bans elderly people to go outside

Turkey’s Interior Ministry announced Saturday a curfew for elderly people aged 65 and up and people with chronic diseases starting at midnight. In a tweet published on the official account, the Ministry calls on the elderly and chronically …

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Erdogan: we entering era of radical changes

Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the world is entering an era of radical economic and political changes due to the coronavirus outbreak. He stressed Turkey closely monitored the global outbreak …

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Saudi Arabia suspends work in private sectors

Saudi Arabia suspended work in private sectors except health and food services for 15 days, state news agency reported on Wednesday. Saudi Arabia has reported 171 cases of coronavirus so far, and has taken measures to limit the …

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