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Coronavirus death toll rises to 21 in Turkey

ANKARA Turkey confirmed 12 more deaths from the novel coronavirus late on Saturday, bringing the total to 21. Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said on Twitter that the deaths were of elderly...

Turkey confirms 2nd death from coronavirus

ANKARA Turkey on Wednesday confirmed its second death from coronavirus. "We have lost a 61-year-old male patient. I wish Allah's mercy upon him," said the country's Health Minister Fahrettin Koca in...

Turkey shuts bars, nightclubs over coronavirus concerns

ANKARA   Turkey will temporarily close bars and nightclubs as of Monday as part of measures to curb the coronavirus outbreak. The Interior Ministry on Sunday ordered the closure across all 81...

Turkey: Passengers from Umrah quarantined in dormitories

ANKARA All passengers returning from the Umrah pilgrimage since last night have been placed in separate rooms of dormitories as part of coronavirus quarantine measures, the Turkish health minister announced...

Turkish official reiterates 14-day quarantine rule

ANKARA Turkish pilgrims returning from Umrah should not leave their homes nor accept visitors for 14 days “to protect their health and the health of the people around them,” the...

Rwanda confirms first case of coronavirus

KIGALI, Rwanda Rwanda on Saturday confirmed its first case of coronavirus in the country. The patient is an Indian citizen who arrived from Mumbai, India on March 8, the Health Ministry...

Qatar reports 17 new coronavirus infections

DOHA, Qatar  Qatar reported 17 new coronavirus cases on Saturday, taking the total infections to 337, according to the health ministry. The new cases had contacted with expatriate workers, who are...

6,000 Iranians get tested daily for coronavirus

ANKARA Approximately 6,000 Iranians get tested per day for the novel coronavirus, an official said on Saturday. Speaking to Iran's official IRNA news agency, Director of Pasteur Institute of Iran Dr....

Lebanon's coronavirus cases rise to 93

BEIRUT  The total number of coronavirus cases in Lebanon has risen to 93, the Lebanese Health Ministry said on Saturday. In a statement, the ministry called on citizens to "adhere to...

Turkey closes border to passengers from 9 countries

ANKARA Turkey announced late Friday it will close all border gates to passengers coming from nine European countries to fight the coronavirus outbreak. An authorization letter signed by Turkish Interior Minister...

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COVID-19: Spain’s daily death toll climbs to nearly 400

OVIEDO, Spain Coronavirus continues to devastate Spain, with the official death toll surging by nearly 400 on Sunday, according to new figures. In total, 1,720 people...

Bangladesh: Road crash claims 15 lives

DHAKA, Bangladesh The death toll from a head-on collision late Saturday between a truck and van in southeastern Bangladesh rose to 15 when three more...

China: Belgian football player positive for coronavirus

ISTANBUL Belgium international Marouane Fellaini has become the first football player in China with coronavirus. The 32-year-old tested positive for the virus, his Chinese Super League...

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