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Coronavirus live updates: Iran reports 97 new deaths

DECCAN CHRONICLE WITH AGENCY INPUTS
Published Mar 14, 2020, 10:05 am IST
Updated Mar 14, 2020, 5:30 pm IST
The death toll has crossed 5,000 globally with more than 1,40,000 people infected
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Trump declares national emergency over virus scare

US President Donald Trump declared a national state of emergency as the World Health Organization named Europe the new epicenter of the coronavirus Friday, with countries sealing borders, shutting schools and canceling events in a frenzied attempt to slow the ballooning pandemic.

 

US declares national emergency as virus deaths soar

Toll rises to five in Latin America with Argentina and Ecuador reporting deaths

Argentina announced its second coronavirus-related death on Friday as Ecuador reported its first, taking the total death toll in Latin America to five as the virus shows signs of spreading rapidly.
Venezuela, Uruguay, Guatemala and Suriname reported their first cases of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Covid19: Death toll rises to five in Latin America

US passes bill to provide bill to provide free testing for coronavirus

 

The Democratic-controlled House, with President Donald Trump's support, early Saturday passed a bill to provide free testing for the coronavirus, as well as paid sick and family leave, strengthened unemployment insurance and increased food aid to ease the hardship on families.

The legislation will be taken up by the Senate next week. It would require paid leave for workers who contract the virus or who care for those who do and additional food aid for the poor and senior citizens.

US passes bill to provide free testing for Covid19

New Zealand to isolate incoming passengers

 

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced what she says will be some of the toughest border restrictions in the world in an attempt to keep out the new coronavirus.

From Monday, all incoming passengers, including New Zealand citizens, will be required to isolate themselves for 14 days. The only countries exempt from the restrictions are a handful of Pacific islands that haven’t yet had any cases of COVID-19

Will isolate incoming passengers, New Zealand says

China reports 11 new imported cases of virus

China reported 11 new infections of the coronavirus on Saturday, and for the first time since the start of the epidemic the majority of them were imported cases from overseas.

 

The National Health Commission said there were four more people infected in Hubei's capital Wuhan, where the virus first emerged in December.

The daily tally is the lowest for Wuhan since China started reporting figures in January.

Saudi set to suspend international flights

Saudi Arabia said Saturday it would suspend international flights for two weeks in response to the coronavirus outbreak.

"The Kingdom's government decided to suspend international flights for two weeks (Starting from Sunday March 15th) as part of its efforts to prevent the spread of #CoronaVirus," the foreign ministry tweeted.

 

Venezuela reports first case of coronavirus

Venezuela confirmed its first two cases of the coronavirus Friday, deepening anxiety in a crisis-stricken nation where many hospitals lack basics such as water and soap and struggle to treat even basic ailments.

The announcement prompted President Iván Duque of neighboring Colombia to order his nation’s border with Venezuela closed as a coronavirus containment measure.

Criris-striken Venezuela reports first Covid19 case

Russia to close land borders

Russia will close its land borders with Poland and Norway to foreigners in a bid to limit the spread of the new coronavirus, the country's prime minister said on Saturday.

 

Russia set to shut land borders with Poland over virus concerns

Death toll rises in Iran

Iran reports 97 new deaths, taking the death toll to  611

Covid19: Iran reports 97 new deaths

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