ISTANBUL

Health officials in Iraq, Lebanon and Egypt announced Saturday there has been an increase in cases of coronavirus in those nations. 

Egypt said the virus known as COVID-19 was detected in 33 people on a tourist ship in the south.

Health Minister Hala Zayed said test results conducted on 171 passengers showed 33 had the virus, but no symptoms were observed.

Oman suspended charter flights with Egypt for a month due to the threat of the virus.

The number of cases of the virus increased in Lebanon from six people to 28.

In Iraq, those diagnosed stands at 56.

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