The Egyptian Prime Minister, Mostafa Madbouly, said on Wednesday that the nationwide curfew in Egypt to control the spread of novel coronavirus would be extended by 15 days. Madbouly made this known in a televised speech in Cairo, saying that the night-time curfew would start from April 9 to April 23. He said that the […]

Five civilians were killed on Wednesday when their car was hit in a bomb attack in Turkey’s southeast, local officials said. The governor of Kurdish-majority Diyarbakir province said the attack was carried out in the early hours by “members of the PKK terror organization”, referring to the banned Kurdistan Workers’ Party. The PKK has fought […]

Iran on Wednesday reported 121 new deaths from the novel coronavirus, bringing its overall number of fatalities to 3,993. In the past 24 hours, 1,997 new cases of COVID-19 infection were detected in Iran, state news agency IRNA quoted health ministry spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour as saying. That put the number of confirmed cases at 64,586, […]

Sixty-six people, most of them are staff at one South African hospital, have tested positive for coronavirus, the health minister said on Tuesday as the national total of cases jumped to 1,749. Authorities are now rushing to temporarily shut the facility. Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said authorities were concerned about an outbreak at St. Augustine […]

France on Tuesday crossed the threshold of 10,000 deaths due to the coronavirus, with 7,091 recorded in hospital and 3,237 in old age homes, a government official said Tuesday. A total of 7,131 people were being treated in intensive care, top health official Jerome Salomon told journalists, warning that “the epidemic is continuing its progression.”

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