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Africa’s weak health systems face escalating virus peril
World

Africa’s weak health systems face escalating virus peril

Equipment shortages, scarce beds and poorly-paid doctors and nurses: Africa is finding that it has few means to protect itself…
Egypt imposes nationwide curfew to fight spread of coronavirus
Egypt

Egypt imposes nationwide curfew to fight spread of coronavirus

Egypt’s Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly imposed a two-week nationwide curfew from 7 pm until 6 am beginning on Wednesday and…
Egypt’s Prime Minister grants LE1 billion to Health Ministry for supplies
Egypt

Egypt’s Prime Minister grants LE1 billion to Health Ministry for supplies

Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafsa Madbouly on Tuesday allocated one billion pounds to  the Ministry of Health to acquire preventive supplies…
Turkey sets shop, bus restrictions as coronavirus death toll rises to 37
Middle East

Turkey sets shop, bus restrictions as coronavirus death toll rises to 37

ISTANBUL (Reuters) — Turkey imposed restrictions on Tuesday on grocery store opening hours and numbers of shop customers and bus…
China to lift lockdown in most of virus-hit Hubei province
World

China to lift lockdown in most of virus-hit Hubei province

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities said Tuesday they will end a two-month lockdown of most of coronavirus-hit Hubei province at…
Battered Italy sees rays of hope in grim death data
World

Battered Italy sees rays of hope in grim death data

Italy’s top coronavirus response official Tuesday attributed two successive declines in the daily death rate to a painful national lockdown…
Health Minister warns Egypt must not reach 1,000 virus cases too early
Egypt

Health Minister warns Egypt must not reach 1,000 virus cases too early

Minister of Health Hala Zayed on Monday warned that the country must not reach 1,000 coronavirus cases too quickly so…
Video: Dozens in Alexandria gather for march despite coronavirus fears
Egypt

Video: Dozens in Alexandria gather for march despite coronavirus fears

Dozens of people in Alexandria Governorate’s Sidi Bishr neighborhood gathered for a march in which they prayed to God to…
Authorities shut down popular Cairo markets to prevent overcrowding
Egypt

Authorities shut down popular Cairo markets to prevent overcrowding

Cairo police and local authorities launched a crackdown on street vendors at the Ataba and al-Mosky markets, following orders from…
Jordan extends coronavirus curfew, to deliver food to homes nationwide
Middle East

Jordan extends coronavirus curfew, to deliver food to homes nationwide

AMMAN (Reuters) — Jordan said on Monday it would extend a curfew indefinitely and promised it would begin to deliver…
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