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Coronavirus worldwide death toll climbs past 13,000

ANKARA The worldwide death toll from coronavirus on Sunday topped 13,000, while the number of confirmed cases also rose to nearly 307,300, according to U.S.-based Johns Hopkins University. The country with...

Kuwait to impose curfew to stem coronavirus

KUWAIT CITY Kuwait will impose a partial curfew on Sunday as part of the fight against the novel coronavirus, according to the official KUNA news agency. The curfew will last from...

Democratic Republic of Congo sees 1st coronavirus death

KIGALI, Rwanda The Democratic Republic of Congo has registered its first death from coronavirus at a hospital in the capital Kinshasa, local media reported Sunday, as confirmed cases grow.“Five...

Palestinians confirm first coronavirus cases in Gaza

GAZA CITY, Palestine The Palestinian Health Ministry has confirmed the first two cases of coronavirus in the Gaza Strip. Two people tested positive for the virus after returning from Pakistan, health...

Uganda: Borders closed to keep coronavirus out

JOHANNESBURG Uganda announced Saturday no person will be allowed to enter country starting March 23 in a bid to prevent introduction of coronavirus to the landlocked East African nation....

India under 14-hour lockdown amid surge in virus cases

NEW DELHI Amid a surge in coronavirus cases, a 14-hour lockdown started in India at 7 am (0130GMT) Sunday after Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged a public curfew to help...

Pakistan: Lockdown in major cities, cases jump to 629

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan Pakistan on Sunday shut down markets and public places in several major cities of the country amid the coronavirus outbreak. The number of coronavirus cases in the...

Serbia bans playing, walking in parks due to COVID-19

BELGRADE, Serbia Serbia banned playing and walking in the parks Saturday in efforts to curb the spread of the coronavirus. "There are no more parks, public areas for children,...

Turkey promotes quick diagnostic kits for coronavirus

ANKARA Turkey promoted Saturday quick coronavirus testing kits that show results in 15 minutes. The health ministry began using the tests after Health Minister Fahrettin Koca gave instructions to distribute diagnostic...

Uganda confirms first case of COVID-19

KAMPALA, Uganda Uganda confirmed Saturday its first case of COVID-19. A 36-year-old Ugandan male who arrived from Dubai at 2 a.m. Saturday (2300GMT), aboard Ethiopian Airlines presented symptoms of...

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Spain thanks Turkey for authorizing ventilators

ANKARA  Spanish Foreign Minister Arancha Gonzalez Laya thanked Turkey on Saturday for authorizing medical supply Spain purchased amid coronavirus outbreak, contradicting Spanish media's claims. "Thank you,...

Trump warns 'a lot of death' next week from COVID-19

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said Saturday the country will see "a lot of death" next week because of the global coronavirus pandemic. "This will probably...

Trump, Modi discuss COVID-19 via telephone

NEW DELHI Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and U.S. President Donald Trump agreed to deploy the full strength of their nations’ partnership to combat COVID-19,...

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