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.
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/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.
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.
London/Xinhua: Britain's Houses of Parliament were closed to visitors and tourists on Monday because of the coronavirus outbreak.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Manama/UNI: Bahrain on Monday confirmed its first death due to the deadly coronavirus, the country's Health Ministry said.
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.
Kigali/Xinhua: Rwanda's Ministry of Health on Sunday announced four new COVID-19 cases in the country, bringing its confirmed total to five.
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.
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.
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.