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Confirmed COVID-19 cases in Israel rise to 304

Tel Aviv, Mar 17 (Xinhua) The number of confirmed novel coronavirus cases in Israel has risen to 304, the Israeli Ministry of Health said on Tuesday.

Number of COVID-19 cases in Austria rises to 1,132

Vienna/Sputnik/UNI:  The number of confirmed coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases in Austria has increased to 1,132, the Health Ministry said on Tuesday.

Hong Kong to quarantine all arrivals from outside starting Thursday: chief executive

Hong Kong/Xinhua/UNI: China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Chief Executive Carrie Lam said Tuesday that Hong Kong will quarantine for 14 days all arriving passengers from outside the region starting from Thursday to curb the spread of the COVID-19.

S.Korea to expand tighter immigration procedures to all countries over COVID-19

Seoul/Xinhua/UNI:  South Korea said Tuesday that it will expand tighter immigration procedures to people from all countries around the world to help prevent the imported cases of the COVID-19.

Britain's Houses of Parliament close door to tourists

London/Xinhua: Britain's Houses of Parliament were closed to visitors and tourists on Monday because of the coronavirus outbreak.

New Zealand launches 7.36 bln USD economic stimulus package to fight COVID-19

Wellington/Xinhua/UNI: The New Zealand government on Tuesday launched "the most significant peace-time economic plan in modern New Zealand history" to cushion the impact of the COVID-19 to support Kiwis' jobs and the domestic economy from the virus.

China shows COVID-19 Coronavirus can be ‘stopped in its tracks’

New York/IBNS: China’s experience in containing the spread of the new coronavirus could serve as a lesson for other countries now facing the COVID-19 pandemic, a senior official with the World Health Organization (WHO) has told UN News in an in-depth interview.

Pakistan Minister who raised Kashmir issue during SAARC meet is facing FIA probe in masks smuggling case

Islamabad/New Delhi/IBNS: Pakistan's Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on National Health Services Dr Zafar Mirza, who tried to make India uncomfortable at the SAARC conference on COVID 19 on Sunday by raising the Kashmir issue, is himself facing an investigation for allegedly smuggling of 20 million face masks abroad, media reports said.

Bangladesh confirms three new coronavirus infected cases

Dhaka/IBNS: Bangladesh government on Monday confirmed three new coronavirus cases, taking the number of infected people in the country to eight, media reports said.

Bahrain reports first coronavirus death

Manama/UNI: Bahrain on Monday confirmed its first death due to the deadly coronavirus, the country's Health Ministry said.

Iran screens over 10 million people for COVID-19 symptoms: Health Ministry

Tehran/Xinhua/UNI: Iran's Ministry of Health and Medical Education said that over 10 million Iranians have been screened for COVID-19 symptoms, Press TV reported on Monday.

Rwanda reports four new COVID-19 cases

Kigali/Xinhua: Rwanda's Ministry of Health on Sunday announced four new COVID-19 cases in the country, bringing its confirmed total to five.

COVID-19 infections in Japan rise to 804

Tokyo/Xinhua: Japan's health ministry and local governments said Monday the number of COVID-19 infections stood at 804 in Japan as of 10:30 a.m. local time.

US Federal Reserve cuts interest rates to target range of 0-0.25 pc amid COVID-19 outbreak

Moscow/Sputnik/UNI: The US Federal Reserve System has said in a statement that it lowered the target range for the federal funds rate to 0-0.25 percent in the wake of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.

NYC schools to close over COVID-19 concerns

New York/Xinhua/UNI:  Due to concerns over the spread of COVID-19, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said that the city's public schools will close starting on Monday.