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Jeddah - Yasmine El Tohamy - LIVE: Middle East takes more precautions as global fight against COVID-19 continues
Dubai: Governments in the Middle East are taking more precautionary measures, including extending stay-at-home campaigns, in a bid to stop the continuoud rise of coronavirus infections.
The total number of cases globally has reached more than 650,000 as of Sunday morning, with the US reporting the highest number of local infections at approximately 124,000.
COVID-19 has killed nearly 31,000 people globally so far.
Sunday, March 29 (All times in GMT)
07:28 – Morocco’s Health Ministry has confirmed 35 new coronavirus cases, bringing total to 437 and 26 deaths.
07:27 – Palestinian authorities have recorded six new coronavirus cases, increasing total to 104.
07:26 – Number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany rises to 52,547 and 389 deaths.
06:50 – Oman has recorded 15 new COVID-19 cases, increasing total to 167.
03:14 – The US has reported the first prisoner to die of COVID-19.
01:41 – Mexico’s deputy health minister said measures asking citizens to stay at home could be extended.
The total number of infections in the country has reached 848 with 16 fatalities.
01:24 – The Center for Disease Control in the US has warned residents of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut against non-essential travel for 14 days.
01:16 – South Korea has reported 105 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total to 9,583.
Saturday, March 28 (All times in GMT)
20:10 – UAE helps Germany repatriate hundreds of tourists using Ras Al-Khaimah airport.
19:44 – Libya has recorded two new cases of coronavirus, increasing toll to three.
19:13 – Egypt has reported 40 new coronavirus cases and six deaths, bringing totals to 576 and 36, UAE state news agency WAM reported.
19:10 – Jordan has detected 11 new COVID-19 cases, increasing total number to 246.
17:05 – The Omani government is to fly about 800 of its citizens back to the Sultanate after calls for them to repatriated to their country amid concerns over the coronavirus outbreak, national daily Times of Oman reported on Saturday, citing the Washington embassy.
15:10 – UAE’s Ministry of Health has recorded 63 new cases of coronavirus, bringing the total to 468.
14:48 – Rent payments in Dubai have been postponed for up to six months, national daily Gulf News reported, citing Dubai Free Zones.
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