Kabul/IBNS: Afghanistan on Saturday reported three more confirmed coronavirus cases, taking the number of patients infected by it to four.
San Francisco/Xinhua/UNI: US coffee chain titan Starbucks Corporation said on Friday evening that it has temporarily closed a store for "a deep clean" after an employee was found infected with COVID-19.
Geneva/UNI: The World Health Organisation on Saturday confirmed that a total of 3380 people have so far lost their lives, worldwide, due to the deadly novel coronavirus which was first detected in China's Wuhan in late December and later spread across the world.
Washington/IBNS: The U.S. Government on March 2 announced a commitment of USD 37 million in financing from the Emergency Reserve Fund for Contagious Infectious Diseases at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) for 25 countries, including Bangladesh, which are either affected by novel coronavirus COVID-19 or at high risk of its spread.
Copenhagen/Xinhua/UNI: A further two cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed here by both the Danish Patient Safety Authority and the National Health Board in press releases on Tuesday, bringing the total number to six.
Beijing/Xinhua/UNI: The Chinese government attaches great importance to the health and safety of overseas Chinese and students in virus-hit countries and regions, said a Chinese diplomat Sunday.
Moscow/Sputnik/UNI: Air Canada airline has extended its suspension of flights to China until April due to the novel coronavirus epidemic, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) reported.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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/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.
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.