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Coronavirus cases rise in Oman, Tunisia

TUNIS, Tunisia/MUSCAT, Oman  More coronavirus cases and deaths were reported in Oman and Tunisia on Friday. Oman’s Health Ministry reported 99 new cases, raising the total to 2,747, including 495 recoveries. There...

Afghanistan extends lockdown amid upward COVID-19 trend

KABUL, Afghanistan Amid upward trajectory of novel coronavirus infections, the Afghan government on Saturday extended lockdown measures till May 24 across the country. The decision came following a Cabinet meeting chaired...

Russia: COVID-19 cases rise by more than 10,000 in a day

MOSCOW Russia confirmed on Monday a slightly lower number of coronavirus cases, while deaths increased. According to the Russian emergency team, over the last 24 hours, 10,581 people tested positive for...

Easing curbs may hasten virus’ spread in Americas: PAHO

BOGOTA, Colombia  While some Latin American countries are stepping up restrictions against the spread of the novel coronavirus, others are beginning to relax confinement measures in order to reactivate their...

New cases in China, S.Korea spark fears of 2nd wave

ANKARA New coronavirus cases in China and South Korea, which recently eased restrictions and reopened their economies, have sparked fears of a second wave of the outbreak. Some 17 new COVID-19...

Swiss firm Roche in talks with UK over antibody tests

GENEVA Swiss pharmaceutical giant Roche said Thursday that one of its antibody tests for COVID-19 has successfully completed an independent evaluation by Public Health England that is reliable and precise. "Roche...

New case raises Bangsamoro virus tally to 12

ANKARA One new coronavirus case has been recorded in Bangsamoro, the Philippines’ autonomous Muslim-majority region, raising the total to 12, an official said on Friday. According to Health Minister Saffrullah Dipatuan,...

Global coronavirus death toll exceeds 200,000

ANKARA The death toll worldwide from the novel coronavirus surpassed 200,000 late Saturday, according to a running tally by US-based Johns Hopkins University. The university's data counted 200,698 deaths, while the...

Turkey facilitating COVID-19 aid in northwest Syria: UN

WASHINGTON Turkey is facilitating the supply of medical aid to northwestern Syria to cope with a potential outbreak of the novel coronavirus, UN Emergency Relief Coordinator Mark Lowcock told the...

Russian construction minister hospitalized for COVID-19

MOSCOW Russian construction minister has been hospitalized due to COVID-19, a day after the country's premier tested positive for the virus. In a statement on Friday, the Ministry of Construction and...

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US bans entry of non-US citizens from Brazil over virus

WASHINGTON The US announced Sunday that it is suspending the entry of non-US citizens traveling from Brazil due to the coronavirus pandemic.  “Today, the President has...

Coronavirus cases, deaths on rise in Eurasian countries

MOSCOW Coronavirus cases and fatalities continued to rise across Eurasian countries on Sunday. Ukraine In Ukraine, the total number of cases reached 20,986, while the death toll...

Zambia’s information minister contracts COVID-19

JOHANNESBURG  Zambia’s information minister has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, she said in a video posted on Twitter late Saturday. “I regret to announce that...

African Muslims celebrate virtual Eid under lockdown

JOHANNESBURG Millions of Muslims in Africa began celebrating Eid al-Fitr holidays Sunday under tight coronavirus restrictions including bans on congregational prayers at mosques as well...

Bayern Munich keep up 4-point gap at top of Bundesliga

ANKARA Reigning Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich this weekend kept their four-point lead at the top of Bundesliga after hammering Eintracht Frankfurt 5-2. Bayern Munich collected 61...

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