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UAE says ready for ‘worst case’ scenarios as coronavirus spreads in Middle East
Middle East

UAE says ready for ‘worst case’ scenarios as coronavirus spreads in Middle East

DUBAI (Reuters) — The United Arab Emirates, a major air transit center, is ready for “worst case scenarios” as the…
Iranian clerics keep shrines open, even as virus spreads
Middle East

Iranian clerics keep shrines open, even as virus spreads

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Shia shrines that attract tens of millions of visitors annually have come under focus…
Iran official running anti-coronavirus task force has virus
Middle East

Iran official running anti-coronavirus task force has virus

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The head of Iran’s counter-coronavirus task force has tested positive for the virus himself,…
Iraq reports four cases of coronavirus amid fear of Iran epidemic spillover
Middle East

Iraq reports four cases of coronavirus amid fear of Iran epidemic spillover

BAGHDAD (Reuters) — An Iraqi family of four who returned from a visit to Iran tested positive for the coronavirus,…
Iran says 12 dead from new virus, rejects higher death toll
Middle East

Iran says 12 dead from new virus, rejects higher death toll

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran’s government said Monday that 12 people had died nationwide from the new coronavirus,…
Second coronavirus death sparks fears, lockdown in Italian towns
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Second coronavirus death sparks fears, lockdown in Italian towns

Two deaths from the new coronavirus sparked fears throughout northern Italy on Saturday, as towns shuttered shops and schools to…
China virus cases drop as foreign fears rise
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China virus cases drop as foreign fears rise

Fears mounted Saturday over the rise of new cases and fatalities outside China from the new coronavirus outbreak, as the…
Iran reports 2 more deaths, 13 new cases of new coronavirus
Middle East

Iran reports 2 more deaths, 13 new cases of new coronavirus

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian health authorities on Friday reported two more deaths from the new virus that emerged in…
South Korea ups emergency response as viral cases surge
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South Korea ups emergency response as viral cases surge

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea reported more coronavirus cases Friday and declared a “special management zone” around a…
New threats emerge in outbreak while China voices optimism
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New threats emerge in outbreak while China voices optimism

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese health officials expressed new optimism Thursday over a deadly virus outbreak while authorities in South Korea’s…
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