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Number of coronavirus cases in Iran rises to 95, 15 dead

Tehran/Sputnik: Total number of people infected with novel coronavirus, officially named COVID-19, in Iran rose to  95, while 15 of them were killed by the virus, the country’s Health Ministry spokesman Kianush Jahanpur said on Tuesday.

4 Iraqis infected with COVID-19 after visiting neighbouring Iran

Baghdad/Xinhua: Iraq announced four new cases of novel coronavirus disease in the country's northern province of Kirkuk on Tuesday, bringing the total number in Iraq to five.

COVID-19 death toll rises to 10 in South Korea as number of cases grow to 977

Moscow/Sputnik: South Korea’s health officials reported  on Tuesday afternoon the 10th death from the novel coronavirus disease,  COVID-19, while the number of confirmed cases has risen by 84 people up  to 977, compared to the morning of the same day.

Italian tourist on Canary Islands tests positive for COVID-19, 1,000 quarantined: reports

Moscow/Sputnik: Up to 1,000 people in a hotel on the  Spanish island of Tenerife were placed under quarantine on Tuesday after  one visitor tested positive for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19),  media reported.

New Zealand extends travel ban on foreign citizens from China - Prime Minister

Moscow/Sputnik/UNI: New Zealand has extended its travel ban on foreign citizens from mainland China for a further eight days but will review the restrictions every two days, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Monday.

Afghanistan reports three suspected cases of coronavirus in Herat

Kabul/IBNS: Afghanistan officials have reported three suspected cases of coronavirus in Herat province of Afghanistan, media reports said.

Schools in Iran temporarily closing amid coronavirus spread – Tehran Education Department

Tehran/Sputnik/UNI: Schools in the Iranian capital are closing for two days amid the spread of the new coronavirus in the country, the Tehran education department has announced.

Hong Kong brings home 3rd batch of residents aboard virus-hit cruise ship from Japan

Hong Kong/Xinhua/UNI: The third chartered flight arranged by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government arrived in Hong Kong Sunday morning, bringing back five more residents from the COVID-19-inflicted Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan.

Number of COVID-19 cases in Italy crosses 100

Rome/Sputnik: The number of people infected with the novel coronavirus in Italy's Lombardy region has reached 89, likely pushing the country's overall number of cases past 100, regional head Attilio Fontana said on Sunday.

Bangladeshi national tested positive for coronavirus in UAE

Dubai/IBNS: Two residents of UAE, which include on Bangladeshi national, have tested positive for coronavirus (COVID19), media reports said.

Shanghai rolls out guideline for tourist attractions to control epidemic

Shanghai/Xinhua/UNI: Shanghai on Friday rolled out a guideline for the municipality's A-grade tourist attractions to combat the novel coronavirus epidemic.

South Korea sends presidential jet to return 4 citizens aboard virus-stricken liner: reports

Seoul/Sputnik/UNI:  South Korea has sent a presidential plane to Japan to evacuate four of its citizens from the coronavirus-stricken Diamond Princess cruise liner, media reported on Tuesday.

Beijing to build mask factory in 6 days

Beijing/Xinhua/UNI: Beijing will convert an industrial building into a new mask factory in six days to meet the surging demand amid the novel coronavirus outbreak.

Bizzare coincidence: Dean Koontz 1981 fictional novel predicted coronavirus, internet users debate

London/IBNS: At a time when China is witnessing a massive coronavirus outbreak, an excerpt of a novel, which was written by Dean Koontz in 1981, has suddenly set the social media on fire with its content.

First plane carrying evacuated Americans from coronavirus-stricken cruise ship lands in US

Moscow/Sputnik/UNI: The first of two planes chartered by the United States to bring its nationals home from a quarantined cruise ship in Japan has landed at a military base in the state of California, media said Monday.