Live Updates: More Places Shut Down To Curb Coronavirus Spread

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11:03 pm

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11:01 pm

US vice president asks governors to identify devices that could be converted into ventilators

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10:54 pm

UAE: All Emirati Students Abroad to Return Within 48 hours

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10:43 pm

TikTok gives $10 million to coronavirus response

The World Health Organization on Monday announced that its Covid-19 Solidarity Response Fund received a $10 million donation from TikTok, the popular app used to make short videos.

WHO said that the contribution will be used to provide medical workers around the world with more tools to fight the coronavirus pandemic — including masks, gloves and personal protective equipment.

WHO also announced that it had received a $10 million contribution to its response fund from FIFA, the Federation International de Football Association.

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10:41 pm

Zimbabwe closes all borders

Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa announced the closure of all borders except for returning residents and cargo effective immediately.

Mnangagwa also announced that all gatherings with more than 50 people will be banned.

He said bars, nightclubs, gyms and swimming pools will be closed in an effort to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus.

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10:34 pm

WHO: Coronavirus treatment trial will enroll patients this week

The World Health Organization’s SOLIDARITY Trial — which will examine potential treatment options for Covid-19 — plans to enrol its first patients this week, WHO chief scientist Dr Soumya Swaminathan said during a call with reporters today.

WHO noted that many countries agreed to join the trial, including Argentina, Bahrain, Canada, France, Iran, Norway, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland and Thailand.

The number of patients enrolled will depend on the course of the coronavirus pandemic, said Dr. Ana Maria Henao-Restrepo, a medical officer at WHO’s Department of Immunization Vaccines and Biologicals.

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10:33 pm

Toronto declares state of emergency

Toronto Mayor John Tory has declared a state of emergency in the city.

The decision came after he received advice Monday morning from Toronto’s Medical Officer of Health and the Office of Emergency Management.

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10:24 pm

Nigeria will close its land borders for 4 weeks

The country recorded 36 cases and one coronavirus-related death in a patient with an underlying illness today.

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10:06 pm

Coronavirus crisis a “media trick” – Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro

Brazil’s far-right president, Jair Bolsonaro, has accused his political foes and the press of purposefully “tricking” citizens about the dangers of coronavirus, as Latin America braced for a spike in the number of deaths.

The pandemic looks set to exact a deadly toll on Latin America in the coming weeks, with many regional governments closing borders and shutting down major cities in a desperate bid to limit the damage.

But Bolsonaro has resisted such drastic measures, dismissing media “hysteria” over coronavirus and calling the illness “a little flu”.

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09:57 pm

Canada: Significant spike in cases

Canada reported a significant increase in Covid-19 cases, especially in its largest provinces of Ontario, Quebec and British Columbia.

Most recent data collected from each province indicates at least 2,000 cases with 23 deaths. On Monday alone, new cases spiked by nearly a third.

Canadian officials say they have now tested more than 100,000 people and will be able to test as many as 10,000 people per day.

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09:51 pm

USA: Virginia closes school for the rest of the academic year

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09:45 pm

Netherlands bans all public gatherings until June 1

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09:39 pm

South Africa enforces 3 week lock-down

South Africa will enforce a three-week lockdown due to the coronavirus outbreak, the country’s President Cyril Ramaphosa said in a televised address Monday.

The lockdown will start at midnight on March 26 and end at midnight on April 16, Ramaphosa said.

During this time, “all South Africans will have to stay at home,” Ramaphosa said. People who are exempted from the order include emergency and security services and those involved in critical services like food production and banking.

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09:16 pm

Britain advises all UK nationals abroad to return now

Britain’s Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has advised all British travellers abroad to return now.

In a statement, Raab warned international travel is becoming highly limited with the further closure of air routes, land borders and domestic restrictions introduced daily.

“We are strongly urging UK travellers overseas to return home now where and while there are still commercial routes to do so. Around the world, more airlines are suspending flights and more airports are closing, some without any notice. Where commercial routes don’t exist, our staff are working round the clock to give advice and support to UK nationals. If you are on holiday abroad the time to come home is now while you still can,” he said.

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09:16 pm

Brazil to convert stadiums to hospitals

Brazilian soccer stadiums and convention centres convert to field hospitals to treat coronavirus patients.

The Brazilian Football Confederation suspended all national soccer tournaments last week, due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Brazil has more than 1,500 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 25 deaths, according to the Brazilian Health Ministry.

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09:11 pm

Mexico City: Museums, gyms and theatres closed

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08:58 pm

Bahrain: 43 new cases reported today

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08:57 pm

Archbishop of New Orleans tests positive

Archbishop Gregory Aymond of New Orleans has tested positive for coronavirus, according to a statement on the Archdiocese of New Orleans’ website.

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08:48 pm

South Korea reports it’s lowest number of new cases

South Korea reported on Monday its lowest number of new coronavirus cases and the extended downward trend in daily infections since the peak on Feb. 29 has boosted hopes that Asia’s largest outbreak outside China may be abating.

The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) said there were 64 new cases on Monday, taking the national tally to 8,961. The death toll rose by one to 110.

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08:46 pm

Italy: 601 new deaths today

Italy has confirmed 601 new coronavirus-related deaths in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of fatalities to 6,077.

This the second day that has seen a small decrease in cases and deaths.

Another 4,789 new cases have been diagnosed, bringing the total number of cases to 63,927.

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08:42 pm

UK: At least 54 deaths in the past 24 hours

At least 54 people have died in the UK from coronavirus in the past 24 hours.

There were 46 deaths in England, four in Scotland and four in Wales, according to National Health Service England, the Scottish Government and Public Health Wales.

There have been at least 335 deaths in the country so far.

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08:35 pm

USA: 12 states under stay-at-home orders

The specifics of the orders vary from place to place, but in general stay-at-home orders encourage most people to stay home as much as possible.

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08:31 pm

Greece: 71 new cases overnight

Greek health authorities say coronavirus cases have risen by 71 overnight bringing the total to 695. Of that number 114 are hospitalised and 35 in intensive care.

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08:24 pm

Boeing will suspend production in Washington

Boeing announced today it will suspend production at its facilities in Washington state for two weeks beginning Wednesday.

The area is home to about half of Boeing’s employees and several production facilities.

It said employees who can work remotely would do so and others would be paid for 10 working days.

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08:21 pm

Panama: 13-year-old one of the youngest deaths

Panama has confirmed the death of a 13-year-old girl from Covid-19 – one of the youngest reported victims so far.

Globally, the evidence shows that the virus is much more dangerous in people with preexisting medical conditions and the elderly, with around 20% of infected over 80s dying from complications.

But the Panama case illustrates what medical experts have been trying to drum home in recent days: young adults and children are not immune to the virus or serious complications.

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08:12 pm

World Health Organization: “The pandemic is accelerating”

World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus warned the coronavirus “pandemic is accelerating,” in a tweet on Monday.

“It took 67 days from the first reported case to reach the first 100,000 cases, 11 days for the second 100,000 and just four days for the third 100,000,” he laid out.

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08:00 pm

South Africa: 128 new cases

South Africa’s coronavirus cases jumped to 402 on Monday, up 128 from the day before, continuing worrying rise in numbers in the continent’s most developed economy.

There are now 43 countries in Africa hit by Covid-19, 1,600 cases and 54 deaths according to the most recent figures.

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07:42 pm

Mexico: Army will take over to prepare for “critical stage”

Mexico will hand over control of approximately 10 hospitals to the army to prepare the country to deal with the “critical stage” of the coronavirus outbreak, Mexican president Andrés Manuel López Obrador said in a video posted on his Twitter account on Sunday.

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07:41 pm

Greece suspends flights to the UK and Turkey

Greece is suspending all flights to the UK and Turkey from today until 15 April.

The decision, announced in the government gazette on Sunday, came into force as Aegean Airlines, the country’s largest carrier, broke the news that it, too, was halting all its international routes as of Thursday through to 30 April.

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07:27 pm

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07:26 pm

Canada: PM Trudeau warns people to stay home

The Canadian prime minister, Justin Trudeau, has issued a sternly worded warning to his compatriots to heed health advice and stay at home to slow the spread of Covid-19.

 

Trudeau reiterated calls for Canadians to abide by social distancing measures by staying at least two metres away from each other and avoiding groups.

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07:16 pm

Angela Merkel’s initial test for coronavirus has come back negative

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07:15 pm

USA: Executive order telling people to stay home

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is ordering people to stay home unless they are critical workers. The order goes in to effect at 12:01 a.m. local time tomorrow, according to a press release from her office.

She signed a “Stay Home, Stay Safe” executive order which lasts for the next three weeks.

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07:00 pm

India’s parliament adjourns “sine die”

India’s upper and lower houses of Parliament were adjourned sine die — which means “without day” or indefinitely — on Monday, as large parts of the country went into lockdown as part of the effort to curb the spread of coronavirus.

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07:00 pm

Chile has recorded its second death

The country’s ministry of health said that the victim was an older patient who was already suffering from cancer.

The country has 632 confirmed cases of Covid-19.

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06:52 pm

New York has more than 20,000 positive cases

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06:47 pm

New York governor says all hospitals must increase bed capacity by 50%

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued an emergency order to hospitals to increase their bed capacity by 50%.

“You must increase your capacity by 50%,” he said in an ongoing press conference in Albany.

Cuomo also confirmed that the state will build four emergency hospitals with the help of the federal government to deal with the need for increased hospital capacity due to the coronavirus outbreak. He called this “a big deal.”

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06:40 pm

USA: Democratic Senator’s Husband Tests Positive

Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar said her husband has tested positive for coronavirus.

The Democratic senator and former 2020 presidential candidate said that her husband has been “cut off from all visitors” and that she will also not see him during this time, but that she and her daughter “are constantly calling and texting and emailing.”

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06:36 pm

Ethiopa has closed its borders to nearly all visitors

Ethiopa has closed its borders to nearly all visitors, as officials struggle to enforce prevention measures, including bans on large gatherings.

Ethiopia has kept its main airport open for international flights, although Ethiopian Airlines has been forced to suspend services to destinations in nearly 40 countries, according to its website.

Just 11 infections have so far been reported in Ethiopia, Africa’s second-most populous country after Nigeria, and no deaths, and has so far held back from the kind of shutdown seen in nearby countries such as Rwanda and Mauritius.

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06:33 pm

WHO to launch joint coronavirus campaign with Fifa

The World Health Organisation is to announce a joint campaign with Fifa, football’s world governing body, to combat the spread of coronavirus.

Fifa president Gianni Infantino will appear at the press conference alongside Tedros Adhanom Ghebeyesus, the WHO’s director-general, at the WHO’s headquarters in Geneva to launch the “pass the message to kick out coronavirus” campaign.

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06:30 pm

Harvey Weinstein tests positive for coronavirus

Disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein has tested positive for coronavirus.

Weinstein, 68, is in prison in northern New York state after being sentenced to 23 years in jail for rape and sexual assault.

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06:22 pm

Iran: 127 more deaths; death toll now 1,812

Iran has reported another 127 coronavirus deaths, bringing its death toll to 1,812 amid 23,049 confirmed cases.

Iran is battling the worst outbreak in the Middle East and has faced widespread criticism for not imposing stricter quarantine measures early on.

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06:19 pm

Denmark has extended its nationwide lock-down until 13 April

The country has restricted public assembly to 10 or fewer people and ordered the closure of schools, universities, day cares, restaurants, cafes, libraries, gyms and hair salons.

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06:08 pm

Dubai: Food establishments close for two weeks

Restaurants, cafes, coffee shops and food-service establishments across Dubai will be closed for two weeks.

The closure will start on March 23 and is part of the government’s efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19.

Restaurants at hotels and “hotel apartments services” will only serve guests, the tweet added.

Meanwhile, food delivery services will continue working as usual and are required to adhere to safety requirements.

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06:07 pm

Saudi: 10,000 Riyal Fine and Jail-Time for Curfew Violators

All those who violate the curfew implemented in Saudi Arabia from 7 p.m. until 6 a.m. for the next 21 days will be fined 10,000 riyals ($2,663) and could face jail time if they repeatedly break the law, the Kingdom’s Ministry of Interior announced on Monday.

Second-time violators will also be forced to pay double the amount of the initial fine, the ministry said.

King Salman bin Abdulaziz on Sunday announced the implementation of a nation-wide curfew for 11 hours every night to prevent the deadly coronavirus from spreading further.

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06:03 pm

Oman: Use of parking meters to be discontinued

A statement issued online by Muscat Municipality said: “As a precautionary measure against the spread of the virus, Muscat Municipality would like to pay attention to the public that the parking meter devices will be discontinued.”

“You can reserve the parking by booking through text messages or the municipality application until further notice.” the statement added.

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05:59 pm

Facebook Messenger aims at helping battle the virus

Facebook on Monday began enlisting outside developers to create ways its Messenger service can help health organizations battling the novel coronavirus.

Software makers, for example, could help agencies automate answering common questions, to allow staff to tackle more challenging tasks.

Facebook-owned messaging service WhatsApp recently launched a free World Health Organization alert designed to answer questions about the coronavirus and debunk “coronavirus myths.”

The service, launching in English, is to expand in coming weeks to include Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish.

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05:51 pm

USA: Massachusetts closes all non-essential businesses

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker announced today that the state is closing non-essential businesses. The order goes into effect on Tuesday at noon.

Businesses that are exempt include grocery stores, gas stations and medical suppliers. Mass transit will still run, the governor said.

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05:49 pm

Tunisia brings in the army to enforce lock-down

The president of Tunisia has ordered the army on to the streets enforce a lockdown aimed at curbing the spread of coronavirus.

The country has so far confirmed 89 cases of Covid-19.

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05:43 pm

German embassy in Kabul has asked its citizens to leave Afghanistan

Afghanistan has reported 40 coronavirus cases so far, with one death.

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05:35 pm

Zimbabwe has recorded its first death from coronavirus.

The death comes after reports that the first individual to be diagnosed with Covid-19 in the country was “showing signs of recovery” and was in self-isolation at home.

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05:26 pm

Haute Couture labels will now make protective equipment

France’s luxury fashion houses are turning their hand to making protective equipment for essential health staff.

The latest big-name companies to heed the appeal are haute couture labels Balenciaga, Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent who are turning their ateliers into the production of face masks and medical coats.

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05:15 pm

India: States impose complete lockdowns

Nineteen out of India’s total 28 states and nine union territories have ordered a complete lockdown in a bid to tackle the spread of coronavirus.

Six states and union territories have issued a full lockdown only in certain districts, while three states/union territories have imposed partial restrictions to promote social distancing, said the country’s Junior Health Secretary Lav Agarwal at a press conference on Monday.

In states that have imposed a complete lockdown, only essential services will be operational. These water, electricity, health services, fire services, groceries and municipal services.

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All shops, commercial establishments, factories, workshops, offices, markets and places of worship will be closed and interstate buses and metros will be suspended. Construction activity will also be on a halt during this period.

The 19 states/union territories that have implemented a total lockdown are Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Bihar, Chandigarh, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh, Goa, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Maharashtra, Nagaland, Punjab, Rajasthan, Telangana, Tripura, Uttarakhand and West Bengal.

In Delhi and Mumbai, gatherings of more than five and four people respectively are prohibited and will be a chargeable offence.

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In a tweet posted by the Press Information Bureau (PIB), the Cabinet Secretary has written letters to State Chief Secretaries “highlighting that states must monitor situation 24×7, additional restrictions if necessary may be imposed, all current restrictions must be enforced strongly and all violations should be met with legal action.”

The lockdown will be in place until March 31.

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05:15 pm

US stocks open lower, despite Fed’s stimulus

US stocks kicked off in the red on Monday, despite the Federal Reserve’s significant new stimulus measures aimed at keeping the US economy functioning.

The Fed action had turned stock futures green in premarket trading.

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05:08 pm

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05:06 pm

Singapore: 54 new cases

Singapore has confirmed 54 new cases of Covid-19. Of the total, which is a record for the number of new cases detected in Singapore in a single day, 48 arrived in the city already infected.

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05:03 pm

Kuwait: Expat Teachers Allowed to Leave the Country

Expatriate teachers in Kuwait are being allowed to leave the country amid the current coronavirus pandemic.

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04:56 pm

Global coronavirus infections pass 350,000

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04:50 pm

All professional football in Spain postponed indefinitely

All professional football in Spain has been postponed until further notice due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) and La Liga said in a joint statement on Monday.

Professional football in the country had initially been postponed for two weeks in March with a view to resuming the domestic season on April 3.

However, a joint monitoring commission between the two bodies agreed to postpone all professional competitions until the Spanish government considered they could start again “without creating any health risk.”

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04:47 pm

Cuba sends brigade of more than 50 doctors to Italy

In an act of international solidarity, Cuba has sent a brigade of more than 50 doctors to Italy to help them in their fight against coronavirus.

The group arriving in Italy includes 36 doctors, 15 graduate nurses and a logistics specialist. They will work in a field hospital built in Crema, a city of about 34,000 people, located in the province of Cremona, Lombardy, the region hardest hit by the epidemic.

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04:42 pm

Bahrain: Prayers at all Mosques Suspended

Bahrain suspends all prayers in mosques and prayer rooms starting with the Maghrib (sunset) prayers today as part of the island Kingdom’s measures to slow the spread of the coronavirus outbreak.

“The Sunni Endowments Administration announces the suspension of the establishment of congregational and Friday prayers in all mosques and prayer rooms affiliated with it, as of Maghrib prayer from today, Monday 28, until later notice,” the statement read.

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04:42 pm

UK: People who refuse to distance “very selfish”

UK prepared to impose stricter distancing measures, as health official calls those who refuse to stay apart “very selfish”

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04:36 pm

UAE reports 45 new cases

Total number of confirmed cases in the country now stands at 198.

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04:27 pm

India to ground domestic commercial flights

Domestic commercial airlines in India will stop operations starting Wednesday, according to a press release from India’s Civil Aviation Ministry.

“Airlines have to plan operations to land at their destination before 23:59 hours on 24/3/2020”, the statement reads.

The restrictions do not apply to cargo-only flights.

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04:14 pm

Oman: All Shops to Shut in Muscat Governorate

Muscat Municipality has announced today to close all shops in the Muscat governorate in line with the decisions of the Supreme Committee to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

The following stores are exempted from this decision:

1- Food and consumer catering stores.

3- Restaurants and cafes outside malls, ordering and delivery services only.

4- Fuel stations.

“Muscat Municipality looks forward to everyone’s cooperation to abide by the above decisions and it will take the necessary legal measures against violators,” the statement said.

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04:06 pm

USA: Surgeon General gives sombre warning to Americans

A sombre warning to Americans has been issued by the US Surgeon General who said “this week it’s going to get bad.”

Dr Jerome Adams, the operational head of the US Public Health Service Commissioned Corps (PHSCC), was speaking to NBC News’ Today programme, where he said: “I want America to understand this week it’s going to get bad. We really need to come together as a nation…we really really need everyone to stay at home.”

 

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04:04 pm

Pakistan suspends all international flights

Pakistan on Sunday suspended all international flights to and from the country for 14-days after 646 people were infected with coronavirus (Covid-19).

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“As part of its precautionary measures to curb the spread of the virus, the Pakistani authorities have suspended international flights to and from Pakistan during the period from March 22, 2020, until April 4, 2020.” a statement said.

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03:58 pm

Philippines isolates hundreds of health workers

More than 670 Filipino health workers have been quarantined over fears they were exposed to coronavirus, while others have resorted to using bin bags for protection as case numbers rise across much of south-east Asia.

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03:49 pm

France: Two more doctors die from coronavirus

Two more doctors have died after contracting the coronavirus in France.

It comes a day after the country reported the first death of a doctor treating Covid-19 patients.

One of the doctors, a 66-year-old gynaecologist in Mulhouse near the border with Switzerland and Germany, was infected by a patient during a consultation, according to his clinic.

The other was a 60-year-old general practitioner at a hospital in Saint-Avold near Metz, further north along the German frontier, according to the town’s mayor.

Both died on Sunday when officials announced the death of a 67-year-old doctor who was among the first to treat coronavirus cases in the northern Oise department, which has been badly hit by the outbreak.

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03:46 pm

Germany: Signs growth curve of new infections leveling off for first time

In Germany, there were signs that the exponential upwards curve in new coronavirus infections is levelling off for the first time due to the strict social distancing measures in force, the head of the country’s public health institute said.

Germany has closed all its schools, and on Sunday ruled that no more than two people can gather at once, except for families or people sharing a household.

Wieler said that current data on Germany´s Covid 19 cases indicates that the average age of those infected is 45, the average age of those who have died is 82. Fifty-seven per cent of those with confirmed infections have so far been men, 43% are women. Of the symptoms people have experienced, the most common is coughing (55%) and fever (40%).

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03:41 pm

Bangladesh declares 10-day general holiday

In Bangladesh a 10-days general holiday has been declared from March 26 to April 4, to prevent the spreading of Covid-19.

The army will be deployed throughout the country to help the local administration ensure social distancing. The cabinet secretary made the announcements in a press conference this afternoon.

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03:37 pm

Morocco: 7 new cases

Seven new confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus were reported in Morocco, bringing the total number to 122 cases in the Kingdom, the Ministry of Health said. The ministry also announces the recovery of three patients, while four deaths were reported.

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03:31 pm

Belgium: Lock-down could last a further 8 weeks

Belgium’s coronavirus lockdown could last for a further eight weeks, the country’s health minister has said, as official figures showed slowing growth in the number of people being admitted to hospital.

Since 18 March, Belgian residents are only allowed to go out for work deemed essential, visiting supermarkets or pharmacies, or to exercise while respecting 1.5 metres of social distancing.

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03:28 pm

Etihad Airways to halt all passenger flights from Friday

Etihad Airways will temporarily suspend all flights to, from, and via Abu Dhabi from the end of Thursday.

The decision follows an earlier announcement from the National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority, and the General Civil Aviation Authority to suspend all inbound, outbound, and transit passenger flights in the UAE.

It added that flights to and from Abu Dhabi International Airport will stop at 11.59 pm (UAE local time) on Thursday and will last for an initial 14 days, subject to further directives by the relevant authorities. Cargo and emergency evacuation flights are exempt and will continue, the statement said.

Etihad said guests will be notified if their flight is cancelled. However, prior to proceeding to the airport, all guests should still check the status of their flights, using the Etihad Airways Flight Tracker at https://www.etihad.com/en-ae/manage/flight-tracker 

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03:23 pm

Global coronavirus death toll passes 15,000

Johns Hopkins University is collating the total number of deaths from coronavirus worldwide and it now stands at 15,308.

The global number of confirmed cases currently stands at 349,211.

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03:10 pm

Iran

Iran reported another 127 deaths, bringing its death toll to 1,812 amid 23,049 confirmed cases.

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03:00 pm

Global Cases – Live Count

The coronavirus COVID-19 is affecting 192 countries and territories around the world and 1 international conveyance (the Diamond Princess cruise ship harbored in Yokohama, Japan).

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02:56 pm

Malaysia

Malaysia reported 212 new coronavirus cases, the biggest daily jump in the Southeast Asian country and bringing the total to 1,518.

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02:55 pm

Oman records 11 new cases, bringing the total number to 66

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02:32 pm

Bahrain: Two More Cases Recorded Today

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02:00 pm

Global Cases – Live Count

The coronavirus COVID-19 is affecting 192 countries and territories around the world and 1 international conveyance (the Diamond Princess cruise ship harbored in Yokohama, Japan).

COVID-19 Cases Live Update

Source: (worldometer.info/coronavirus)

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01:37 pm

Bahrain records 3 new cases

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01:30 pm

Tokyo Olympics may be postponed

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said for the first time on Monday that the Tokyo Olympic Games may need to be postponed if the event cannot be held in its “complete form” due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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01:00 pm

Spain: 1141 new cases and 41 new deaths

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12:48 pm

US: More than 30,000 cases; 414 deaths

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12:44 pm

Kuwait: One new case, total of 189

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12:42 pm

Germany: Cases Rise to 22,672

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany has risen to 22,672 and 86 people have died from the disease

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12:37 pm

Hong Kong has banned all non-resident arrivals

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12:33 pm

Syria announces first case

The Syrian government has announced the first case of the novel coronavirus in the country, days after starting measures to stem the spread of the pandemic.

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12:15 pm

Tokyo Olympics may be postponed

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said for the first time on Monday that the Tokyo Olympic Games may need to be postponed if the event cannot be held in its “complete form” due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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12:15 pm

Philippines: President Rodrigo Duterte seeks full power over firms, supplies, funds

With Philippine borders closed to foreigners and tens of millions of people on home quarantine, President Rodrigo Duterte wants the power to control supplies and public utilities, order businesses to help government, and pull funds from state enterprises and departmental budgets to redirect into emergency health needs.

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12:08 pm

Global Cases – Live Count

The coronavirus COVID-19 is affecting 192 countries and territories around the world and 1 international conveyance (the Diamond Princess cruise ship harbored in Yokohama, Japan).

COVID-19 Cases Live Update

Source: (worldometer.info/coronavirus)

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11:56 am

Bahrain: Suspension of Consular Services at Indian Embassy

The Embassy of India, Bahrain has announced the suspension of normal Consular Services until further notice.

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11:35 am

Kuwait extends suspension of ministerial work

Kuwait’s cabinet has extended the suspension of all ministerial and state agency work by an additional two weeks from Saturday, March 21 to combat the ongoing global coronavirus pandemic, according to a government spokesman.

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11:10 am

GCC reports more than 1,700 cases, 280 recoveries; four deaths

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11:03 am

UK: McDonald’s and Nando’s to close all restaurants

McDonald’s will close all 1,270 of its restaurants in the UK by the end of Monday, as fears over the spread of coronavirus escalate.

In a tweet posted on Sunday night, Nando’s said its bosses had “decided that the best course of action right now is to temporarily close our restaurants”.

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11:00 am

UK: Johnson Threatens Lockdown as Public Ignores Virus Warnings

Boris Johnson warned Britons they face “tougher measures” including a potential full lockdown if they continue to ignore calls to stop social gatherings, as his government asks Parliament to grant sweeping powers to tackle the accelerating coronavirus outbreak.

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11:00 am

The United Nations will create a fund to support the treatment of patients worldwide

The purpose of the fund is to assist developing countries with weak health systems in addressing the crisis as well as to tackle the long-term consequences, the ministry added.

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10:33 am

UAE urges residents to use own vehicles

The UAE Government urged the public to use their own family cars. when it is absolutely necessary to go out, with a maximum of three individuals per vehicle.

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10:30 am

New Zealand issues highest-level alert

All non-essential businesses across the country will close, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said. The Pacific nation already limited international arrivals amid fears of imported cases.

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10:29 am

Australia rolls out tough new measures to combat coronavirus spread

As of Monday, Australia reported 1,479 confirmed cases and seven deaths from the novel coronavirus, according to the country’s Department of Health.

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10:10 am

Japan: Biggest one-day surge in deaths

Japan reported five deaths due to the novel coronavirus on Sunday, its biggest one-day surge. That takes the national toll to 49 deaths, the health ministry announced on Monday.

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10:00 am

Bahrain: 51-year-old Bahraini woman becomes second casualty

A 51-year-old Bahraini woman died, the Ministry of Health announced yesterday. Her passing marked the second death in Bahrain because of complications caused by the virus. The woman had underlying diseases and health conditions and was one of the existing cases in the Kingdom.

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10:00 am

New Delhi and major Indian cities are going into lockdown until March 31

The Indian capital New Delhi is among 75 districts in the country that will go into lockdown until March 31 in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

The measures extend an initial 14-hour lockdown, which came into effect on Sunday. They also include major cities, such as Mumbai, Bangalore, Pune, Hyderabad and Kolkata, which means millions of workers in the technology and financial sectors will be forced to work from home for the rest of the month.

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09:45 am

Taiwan announced 26 new cases, bringing total to 195

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09:43 am

UAE: All Passenger Flights to be Suspended in 48 Hours

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09:35 am

China reports no new cases in Hubei for the fifth straight day

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09:30 am

Philippines: 396 Cases, 33 Deaths

The Philippine health department confirmed 16 new cases of COVID-19, bringing total to 396. The department also reported eight new deaths, raising toll to 33.

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09:25 am

Global case count as of now

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09:19 am

Thailand

Thailand has confirmed 122 new cases of the new coronavirus, making its total 721.

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09:15 am

UAE closes shopping malls for two weeks

Exemptions include pharmacies, supermarkets, co-ops and wholesale open markets, such as the fish and meat markets.

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09:00 am

Saudi Arabia Imposes Curfew for 21 Days

King Salman issued an order imposing a curfew across Saudi Arabia from Monday evening to control the spread of the COVID-19 disease.

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08:52 am

Bahrain: Precautionary Measures Have Been Implemented

The Chief of Public Security stated that there are punishments for any person who refuses to implement any measures to prevent the spread a disease. The punishments include imprisonment for a period of no less than three months and a fine of no less than one thousand dinars and not exceeding ten thousand dinars, or one of these two penalties.

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