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Iran reports 49 more coronavirus deaths: More latest updates



Iran has reported 49 new coronavirus fatalities over the past 24 hours, bringing its price to 194 people.
The announcement on Sunday came hours after Italy declared an unprecedented quarantine on its northern region of Lombardy and other severely affected areas, impacting some 16 million people, because it steps up efforts to tackle Europe's largest outbreak of coronavirus.

The move came as Italy struggles to contain the virus's spread, with 1,247 new cases detected within the last 24 hours. Another 36 people also died as a results of the virus, taking the whole to 233.

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In other recent developments, the amount of individuals diagnosed with the new coronavirus now exceeds 100,000 worldwide, with several new countries reporting their first cases.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has called the spread of the virus "deeply concerning".

Sunday, March 8
11:40 GMT - Vietnman coronavirus cases jump to 29
Vietnam's health ministry confirmed 9 additional cases, bringing the the whole number of infections to 29. The new cases include eight foreign tourists who arrived within the capital Hanoi from London on Monday.

Following a swift response, authorities were ready to treat the primary 16 patients who tested positive for the virus. The ministry said 101 suspected cases were put in quarantine while a further 23,228 people were being monitored.

11:15 GMT - Iran price climbs to 194
Iran's price from the coronavirus climbed to 194, up from 145 the previous day, healty ministry spokesman Kianush Jahanpur said in an exceedingly televised address.

"There are 743 folks that are added to the whole of these infected by COVID-19 through lab test results," he said. "In the past 24 hours, we've had 49 folks that have died from this illness so we've a minimum of 194 deaths yet."

The cumulative number of cases within the country, which has been hardest hit by the virus within the Mideast region, totalled 6,566.

11:00 GMT - Number of coronavirus cases in African nation rises to 3
The wife of the primary patient to be infected with the coronavirus has tested positive for the virus, South Africa's health ministry said in an exceedingly statement, bringing the amount of confirmed cases to 3.

To date, all three confirmed cases belonged to a bunch of 10 tourists who travelled to Italy, in line with the statement.

All those that may have inherit contact with the infected individuals are traced, apart from one one that wasn't in African nation.

10:00 GMT - Asian country confirms four more cases
Saudi Arabia's health ministry registered four new cases of the coronavirus, bringing the whole number of infections to 11.

It separately announced a general amnesty for those that violate a travel ban to Iran. So far, 125 people have step to the fore.

09:50 GMT - Czech PM: Italy should ban citizens from travelling to Europe
Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis urged Italy to ban its citizens from travelling abroad to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

"It's clear that Italy, unfortunately, doesn't have it in check," Babis said, also calling on Czechs who are currently in Italy to return home.

"They [Italians] shouldn't travel Europe because most of the cases in Germany, France, Spain ... have originated in Italy."

08:45 GMT - Bulgaria registers two additional cases
Bulgaria has reported two additional cases, bringing the whole number within the country to four.

Todor Kantardzhiev, head of the National Centre of Infectious and Parasitic Diseases, said two men from the northern city of Pleven and two women from the eye of Gabrovo tested positive for the virus.

Neither had travelled recently or been in grips with someone getting back from a rustic with a coronavirus outbreak, in line with Kunchev.

08:25 GMT - Bahrain's Formula 1 car race closed to fans
Bahrain's Formula One car race scheduled to require place later this month are restricted to participants, organisers said in an exceedingly statement.

"Given the continued spread of Covid-19 globally, convening a significant sporting event, which is receptive the general public and allows thousands of international travellers and native fans to interact in close proximity, wouldn't be the correct thing to try to to at this time," read the statement.

08:10 GMT - Moldova confirms first coronavirus case
Moldova has registered its first confirmed case in an exceedingly 48-year-old woman who recently returned from a visit to Italy.

"The person was taken from the airport... with bilateral pneumonia, acute respiratory failure, fever, cough, general weakness," a health ministry statement said late on Saturday.

07:20 GMT - US liner allowed to dock in Oakland, California
The coronavirus-stricken Grand Princess liner has been given the green light to dock in Oakland, the tour operator said in an exceedingly statement.

"Grand Princess will proceed to the Port of Oakland on Sunday to start disembarking guests who require acute medical treatment and hospitalization," the Princess Cruises tour company said.

"Guests who are California residents will move to a federally operated facility within California for testing and isolation, while non-Californians are transported by the central to facilities in other states."

The vessel, which has been stranded off the coast of California for four days, recorded 21 cases on board, including 19 crew and two American passengers.

06:30 GMT - Maldives records first two cases
The Maldives has reported its first cases of the novel coronavirus in two employees performing at a tourist resort. they're believed to possess caught the disease after coming into contact with an Italian tourist who tested positive upon returning to Italy.

The two are in stable condition and are in quarantine at a facility outside the capital, Male.

Sunday, March 8
05:55 GMT - price rises to 6 in China hotel collapse
The price in an exceedingly hotel collapse in China has risen to 6 with 28 still missing, in line with the Ministry of Emergency Management.

The building in Quanzhou, which was getting used to deal with people under observation for the coronavirus, collapsed on Saturday evening.

As of 11:30am in Beijing (03:30 GMT), rescuers had found 43 people within the rubble - 36 are sent to hospital while one failed to need medical treatment.

05:40 GMT - Malaysia, Thailand bar liner
Thailand and Malaysia have barred the Costa Fortuna, which has about 2,000 people on board including dozens of Italians, from docking at their ports.

Malaysian officials say there are about 64 Italians on board.

The Star, a neighborhood newspaper, reported earlier on Sunday that Malaysian ports had banned all cruise ships following a directive from the Ministry of Transport.

The Costa Fortuna is now said to get on its thanks to Singapore.

05:01 GMT - First case of coronavirus in US capital
A man in his 50s has tested positive for coronavirus in Washington, DC, the primary case within the US capital.

On Saturday, District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser said the person started exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 in late February.

He was admitted to a Washington, DC, hospital on Thursday and seemed to don't have any history of international travel and no close contacts to the other confirmed cases within the US, Bowser said.

"With his test yielding presumptive positive, DC Health has started its investigation to keep with CDC [Centers for Disease Control] guidelines," Bowser said. The investigation includes tracing the man's movements, though the mayor declined to specify where the person lived.

04:30 GMT - a minimum of four dead in China quarantine hotel collapse
State media in China say a minimum of four people died within the collapse of a hotel in Quanzhou that was getting used for coronavirus quarantine.

The Ministry of Emergency Management said five folks that had been rescued were in critical or serious condition.

Rescue efforts continue. Some 71 people were thought to possess been within the building when it collapsed suddenly on Saturday evening.

03:25 GMT - Italy quarantine will apply to 16 million people; remain until April 3
Italy's Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte says the govt. will enforce a strict quarantine within the state of Lombardy and 14 other areas within the north, affecting a complete of 16 million people.

"We want to safeguard the health of all citizens," Conte told a conference in Rome.

"We are aware that this can create unease which these measures are a sacrifice, big and tiny. But this can be the time to be responsible. we should always not counter these measures or dodge them, we must give some thought to protecting our health, the health of our loved ones, the health of our parents but mainly the health of our grandparents."

The quarantine are the foremost extreme outside China, which sealed Hubei province in January.

Nobody are allowed to maneuver in or out of the designated territories, although exceptions are made for reasons of health, professional needs and "exceptional" cases, Conte said.

02:45 GMT - Republic of Korea to ration face masks
South Korea is to start out rationing face masks from Monday, limiting the amount all and sundry should purchase every week.

South Korea's Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun on Sunday issued a public message, asking citizens to "actively cooperate" with the efforts to form sure healthcare workers and sick people have access to enough masks.

"Even if you are feeling inconvenient, I ask you to indicate a mature sense of civil awareness, supported concessions, consideration and cooperation in order that folks that really want face masks should purchase them," he said, in line with Yonhap press association.

The government has imposed export restrictions on masks and urged factories to extend production.

02:15 GMT - Rescue efforts continue at collapsed hotel in China
Rescue efforts continue at the collapsed hotel within the southeastern city of Quanzhou.

Chinese media say that 49 people had been rescued at 00:20 GMT. About 20 people are feared to be trapped within the rubble.

The hotel, which opened in 2018 and had 80 rooms, was getting used to deal with people in isolation over fears they'll be infected with the coronavirus.

02:00 GMT Hubei issues digital clean bills of health for people to induce back to figure
China's Global Times has reported that the province of Hubei, where the coronavirus first emerged late last year, has issued its first green digital health certificates - clean bills of health - which will allow people within the still sealed-off province to return to figure.

01:45 GMT - Conservative Political Action Conference confirms attendee tested positive
Organisers of the Conservative Political Action Conference, or CPAC, said an attendee of its annual Washington, DC-area conference last month has tested positive for coronavirus.

"A New Jersey hospital tested the person, and CDC confirmed the positive result," said a press release by the American Conservative Union, the host of the event.

The conference was attended by numerous high-profile conservative political figures, including President Donald Trump, vp Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

The organiser said the affected person had "no interaction" with Trump or Pence and failed to attend events within the conference's main hall.

The conference transpire from February 26 to 29.

01:36 GMT - Elderly man becomes Australia's third COVID-19 death
An elderly man has died in an exceedingly hospital in Sydney after being confirmed to possess COVID-19.

He is the person within the country to die after being diagnosed with the coronavirus.

Australia currently has 74 confirmed cases, but authorities worry it's spreading within the community.

Federal Minister for Health Greg Hunt said on Sunday the govt. had secured a further 54 million face masks to assist protect medical workers.

The masks are scheduled to arrive in Australia between now and also the end of April, he added.

01:27 GMT - Republic of Korea reports 93 more cases of coronavirus
South Korea, the country grappling with the biggest outbreak outside China, reported 93 new cases of coronavirus on Sunday morning.

While that was not up to the previous day, the authorities have said numbers could fluctuate as more people are tested.

South Korea now has 7,134 confirmed cases of the virus.

01:17 GMT - Bulgaria reports first cases of coronavirus
Bulgaria has reported its first cases of coronavirus in an exceedingly 27-year-old man and a 75-year-old woman.

Neither had travelled recently or been in grips with anyone getting back from a rustic with a coronavirus outbreak, Chief State Health Inspector Angel Kunchev told journalists.

"Samples from two patients - a person from the northern town of Pleven and a lady from the central town of Gabrovo - tested positive," said Todor Kantardzhiev, director of the National Center of Infectious and Parasitic Diseases.

They had been admitted to hospital several days ago with severe respiratory problems.

Their condition has improved and both will undergo further tests overnight to verify the result.

Authorities said they'd already tracked down and began testing approximately 40 folks that were known to possess been in grips with the 2 people.

01:15 GMT - Argentina confirms first COVID-19 death in geographic area
Argentina has reported its first death from COVID-19, the primary in geographic area.

Paraguay, Colombia, Chile and Peru have announced their first confirmed cases of coronavirus in recent days, and a number of other cases are confirmed in neighbouring Brazil.

00:42 GMT - China cases still slow
The spread of the coronavirus continues to slow in China.

The country reported 44 new cases on Saturday, most of them in Hubei where the outbreak originated. there have been only three cases elsewhere on the mainland, in folks that had arrived from overseas.

A further 27 people died from COVID-19, bringing the national toll to three,097.

00:35 GMT - ny state declares emergency as US price rises
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has declared a state of emergency over the coronavirus after the amount of confirmed cases there rose by 13 to 89.

"It allows expedited purchasing and expedited hiring, which is what we'd like immediately," Cuomo told a conference.

More than half US states have now reported cases of the virus, which causes COVID-19. Two more people within the western state of Washington died from the disease on Saturday, bringing the whole price across the country to 19.

00:00 GMT - Italy reaching to impose unprecedented quarantine
Italy is about to impose an unprecedented quarantine on the northern region of Lombardy, including Milan, because it steps up efforts to tackle the coronavirus.

According to a draft decree seen by Reuters, under the new rules, people won't be ready to enter or leave Lombardy, which is home to some 10 million people, moreover as 11 provinces in four of Italy's 19 other regions.

All museums, gyms, cultural centres, ski resorts and swimming pools are enclosed the targeted areas, in line with the decree.

"The government is appealing to a way of responsibility among all Italian citizens," Sabina Castelfranco, an Italian journalist based in London, told Al Jazeera. "I think Italians are very concerned [about the virus]."

The governors of Lombardy and Emilia-Romagna, another region affected, have expressed reservations over the plan, so Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has not yet signed it. that would happen on Sunday.

So far, only some limited areas of northern Italy, referred to as "red zones", are quarantined.

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