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Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu self-quarantines after aide tests positive for COVID-19

Netanyahu, 70, has been tested and is isolating himself until he gets the results, or is cleared by the Health Ministry and his personal doctor.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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The Latest: Trump could call for Congress to reconvene

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death.TOP OF THE HOUR:— Trump extends stay-at-home guidelines for another 30 days.— New York state nearing 1,000 coronavirus deaths.—Britain on emergency footing for first time since WWII.___WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump says Congress should re-convene if some Americans d...
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Hospitals Swamped as Italy-Spain Virus Deaths Surpass 17,000

(Bloomberg) -- Coronavirus deaths in Italy and Spain rose above 17,000, keeping Europe focused on further restricting people’s movements and avoiding a health-care collapse.Italy, the country with the most reported deaths, recorded 756 new fatalities on Sunday. Spain’s Health Ministry said 838 people died from the virus over the last 24 hours, its highest daily number yet. Both countries together have more than five times the deaths reported in China, where the outbreak began.Spain’s patients in...
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The Latest: Brazil's Bolsonaro gathers crowds in Brasilia

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death.TOP OF THE HOUR:— New York state nearing 1,000 coronavirus deaths.—Britain on emergency footing for first time since WWII.— Detroit convention centre to be turned into 900-bed medical site.___RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro continues to defy calls from...
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Iran to use 20% of state budget to fight coronavirus

Iran is to allocate 20% of its annual state budget to fighting the coronavirus outbreak in the country, one of the worst-hit in the world, President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday. Iran's death toll from coronavirus rose to 2,517 on Saturday, with 139 fatalities in the past 24 hours, as cases rose 3,076 to 35,408, Health Ministry spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour said on state television. "We are in difficult conditions, in conditions of sanctions but we have allocated 20% of our budget this year ...
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Moscow Mayor’s Tough Virus Stance May Hasten Russia Lockdown

(Bloomberg) -- As Russia steps up its fight against the coronavirus pandemic, Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin has emerged as the leading voice for ever harsher measures that may become the model for locking down the country.Sobyanin has ordered restaurants, bars, parks and most stores in Europe’s largest capital city to close temporarily from Saturday and urged Muscovites to stay home. Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin embraced his approach on Friday, saying measures adopted by Moscow “should extend...
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Spain Records Record Number Of Coronavirus Deaths In One Day

MADRID — Spain is reporting a record number of daily deaths at 769. Spain’s coronavirus cases increased by 7,800 Friday to total 64,059 cases. There’s a total of 4,858 deaths. The director of Spain’s health emergency coordination center, Fernando Simón, says the day-on-day increase of infections is slightly lower for the first time since a rapid rise in early March. The country has the second-worse tally in Europe and fourth in the world. From Wednesday to Thursday, the positives had increase...
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Spain Reports Record Number Of Coronavirus Deaths In One Day

MADRID — Spain is reporting a record number of daily deaths at 769. Spain’s coronavirus cases increased by 7,800 Friday to total 64,059 cases. There’s a total of 4,858 deaths. The director of Spain’s health emergency coordination center, Fernando Simón, says the day-on-day increase of infections is slightly lower for the first time since a rapid rise in early March. The country has the second-worse tally in Europe and fourth in the world. From Wednesday to Thursday, the positives had increase...
Tags: Europe, News, Spain, Madrid, Health Ministry, David Taintor, Coronavirus, COVID-19, 2020 COVID Outbreak AP, Fernando Simón


China Supplied Faulty Coronavirus Test Kits to Spain, Czech Republic

The majority of rapid test coronavirus test kits supplied by China to Spain and the Czech Republic are faulty, local news outlets reported.Up to 80 percent of the 150,000 portable, quick coronavirus test kits China delivered to the Czech Republic earlier this month were faulty, according to local Czech news site Expats.cz. The tests can produce a result in 10 or 15 minutes but are usually less accurate than other tests. Because of the high error rate, the country will continue to rely on convent...
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Half of Iranian government employees to work remotely amid coronavirus: Rouhani

President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday about half of all Iranian government employees were staying at home as part of measures to contain the coronavirus outbreak in the Middle East's worst-affected country, state television reported. "Many government employees will continue to work from home but civil servants with sensitive jobs that are vital for the public will be allowed to work from the office," said Rouhani. The death toll from the respiratory pandemic in Iran increased by 122 to 1,93...
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Coronavirus Hits War-Ravaged Syria, Where Health System Is Already Decimated

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrians rushed to stock up on food and fuel Monday amid fears that authorities would resort to even stricter measures after reporting the first coronavirus infection in the country, where the health care system has been decimated by nearly a decade of civil war. The arrival of the global pandemic in Syria as well as the Gaza Strip has raised concerns it could run rampant in some of the most vulnerable areas in the Middle East. War-torn Libya and Yemen, which have yet to...
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Virus now in Gaza, Syria, raising fears in vulnerable areas

GAZA, Palestinian Territory — The arrival of the coronavirus in the Gaza Strip, an impoverished enclave where the health care system has been gutted by years of conflict, and Syria, which has been devastated by nine years of civil war and sanctions, raised fears Sunday that the pandemic may soon prey on some of the most vulnerable populations in the world.Authorities in Gaza, which has been under an Israeli and Egyptian blockade since the Islamic militant group Hamas seized power from rival Pale...
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The Latest: Member of Pence's staff tests positive for virus

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic, which has infected more than 246, 000 people and killed more than 10,000. The COVID-19 illness causes mild or moderate symptoms in most people, but severe symptoms are more likely in the elderly or those with existing health problems. More than 86,000 people have recovered so far, mostly in China.TOP OF THE HOUR:— Member of VP Mike Pence's staff tests positive for coronavirus— Washington state reports 8 new coronavirus deaths— Association of Public He...
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States Tighten Public Limits; Grim Italy Milestone: Virus Update

(Bloomberg) -- New York state ordered non-essential workers to stay home, a move followed hours later by neighboring New Jersey and then by Illinois. Italy reported 627 fatalities, the most in one day anywhere, as the death toll in Europe’s epicenter topped 4,000.President Donald Trump banned all non-essential travel from Mexico, exempting commerce. He also deferred student loan payments.The U.K. and the U.S. warned that social distancing may be in place longer than expected. The European Union ...
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Coronavirus live news: EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier tests positive

Hubei reports no new cases while Australia and New Zealand announce border closures and Japan’s deputy PM calls Olympics ‘cursed’ Coronavirus latest: at a glanceFollow our UK coronavirus live blogSee all our coronavirus coverageShare your experiences 11.22am GMT How do you survive the confinement for weeks on end? The French astronaut, Thomas Pesquet, who spent six months in the International Space Station, advises reading. 11.14am GMT Costa Rica has reported its first coronavirus death...
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Israel passes emergency law to use mobile data for COVID-19 contact tracing

Israel has passed an emergency law to use mobile phone data for tracking people infected with COVID-19 including to identify and quarantine others they have come into contact with and may have infected. The BBC reports that the emergency law was passed during an overnight sitting of the cabinet, bypassing parliamentary approval. Israel also said it will step up testing substantially as part of its respond to the pandemic crisis. In a statement posted to Facebook, prime minister Benjamin Netany...
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Israel steps up testing as coronavirus detections rise

Confirmed coronavirus cases in Israel have jumped by 40% to 427 in the past 24 hours, the Health Ministry said on Wednesday, predicting a steeper rise as mass testing is implemented. "We will reach a situation in which there are many hundreds of new patients each day, and possibly more," Moshe Bar Siman-Tov, the Health Ministry's director-general, told Israel's Army Radio. No fatalities have been reported in Israel, but a Health Ministry document seen by Reuters, dated March 17, informed medic...
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Israel's confirmed coronavirus cases jump by 40 percent in 24 hours

Confirmed coronavirus cases in Israel have jumped by 40 percent to 427 in the past 24 hours, the Health Ministry said on Wednesday, predicting a steeper rise as mass-testing is implemented. Having urged Israelis to stay home and approved cyber-monitoring of their movements to reduce infection risks, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said at least 3,000 coronavirus tests would be conducted daily, including at new drive-through stations. "We will reach a situation in which there are many hundred...
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Israel swears in new parliament under coronavirus shadow

Israel swore in its newly elected parliament on Monday under stringent restrictions because of the coronavirus outbreak, in a surreal ceremony reflecting the country's unprecedented dual crisis in politics and public health. Instead of the typical festive gathering of parliament's 120, the new lawmakers took the oath of office in groups of three over 40 staggered rounds, in keeping with a Health Ministry ban on gatherings of more than 10 people. Israeli President Reuven Rivlin presided over th...
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U.S. Screening Snarls Travel; Airlines Cut Flights: Virus Update

(Bloomberg) -- Airlines are halting flights, and other business are grinding to a stop. People around the the world face more draconian restrictions on gatherings and travel.Europe now reports more daily coronavirus cases than China did at its peak in February. Cases jumped 20% in the U.K., which faced criticism for its approach to the virus. Currencies seem headed for more volatile swings after a turbulent week, early trading shows. New Zealand’s central bank slashed its benchmark rate.Key Deve...
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Report: Israel Approves Tracking Phones Of Coronavirus Patients

JERUSALEM (CBS Local) — The Israeli government will track the movements of those infected with the coronavirus and those who were around them in the 14 days preceding their diagnoses using their cellphone data and other technologies. The emergency measure, which was approved by government on Sunday, will be valid only during the coronavirus crisis and for 30 days, at the end of which the information will be entirely deleted, The Times of Israel and Haartez reported. “We in the government approve...
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Egypt reports first coronavirus fatality as German tourist dies

Egypt reported its first fatality from the coronavirus on Sunday, with the Health Ministry saying a 60-year-old German tourist, who had arrived in the country seven days ago and was taken to hospital in the Red Sea resort of Hurghada, had died. The country has been rushing to protect its important tourism sector, reassuring people it is safe to travel there after an outbreak of the respiratory virus on a cruise ship on the River Nile. Officials said on Saturday the coronavirus had been detecte...
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Gulf states report new rise in coronavirus cases

The number of coronavirus cases in the United Arab Emirates has risen to 45 from 30, the Health Ministry said on Saturday, as other countries in the Gulf region also reported new infections. Kuwait recorded three new cases of the coronavirus, bringing its infection tally to 61, while Qatar reported its 12th case, the health ministries in the two nations said on Saturday. The virus, which was first recorded in China in December, has spread across the Gulf and beyond.
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Iran warns it could use 'force' to halt travel amid virus

Iran said Friday the new coronavirus has killed 124 people amid 4,747 confirmed cases in the Islamic Republic as authorities warned they may use “force” to limit travel between cities. Health Ministry spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour offered the figures at a televised news conference.
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New ward provides hope for Gazans coping with gunshot wounds

Mansour al-Masri has been largely confined to bed for almost two years, iron rods protruding through bandages wrapping his lower leg. On Thursday, the World Health Organization and the local Health Ministry offered some hope, officially inaugurating Gaza's first limb reconstruction center, which aims to provide the wounded with permanent specialized and centralized care. Al-Masri is among thousands of protesters shot by Israeli forces during 20 months of weekly demonstrations along the fence s...
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South Africa Confirms First Case of Novel Coronavirus

(Bloomberg) -- South Africa confirmed its first coronavirus case after a 38-year-old man who traveled to Italy tested positive, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said.A tracer team has been sent to South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal province along with epidemiologists and clinicians from the National Institute for Communicable Diseases, Mkhize said in a statement on Thursday. The infected South African, who was part of a group of 10 people who traveled to Italy, returned home on March 1, went into self-iso...
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Ukraine reports first coronavirus case, in man who travelled from Italy

Ukraine has its first confirmed coronavirus case, Ihor Kuzin, the acting head of the Health Ministry's public health centre, told Reuters on Tuesday.
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Iran calls on people to stay at home as death toll rises to 43

Deaths in Iran from coronavirus have hit 43, the highest number outside China, and the total number of infected people has risen to 593, an Iranian health official said on Saturday. The country is at the epicenter of the outbreak in the region, with several countries in the Middle East reporting cases of the coronavirus stemming from Iran. "Unfortunately nine people died of the virus in the last 24 hours, increasing the death toll to 43," Health Ministry spokesman Kianush Jahanpur told state T...
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Korea Cases Top 2,000; Nigeria Confirms Infection: Virus Update

(Bloomberg) -- The number of coronavirus cases in South Korea crossed 2,000. Japan is closing schools to limit the spread of the outbreak. New cases continue to appear outside of China with New Zealand and Lithuania reporting their first infections. Nigeria confirmed its first case, the first reported in sub-Saharan Africa.Equity markets in Hong Kong, Japan and Australia all tumbled. U.S. health authorities moved to greatly expand the number of people who will be tested, adding travelers from se...
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A Silent Epidemic? Experts Fear the Coronavirus Is Spreading Undetected in Southeast Asia

As coronavirus cases continue to soar globally, in at least one region a steady façade of optimism persists. Southeast Asia’s foreign ministers have joined hands with China and declared their intention to “stay strong!” Yet their hastily called meeting in secretive, socialist Laos last week suggests not so much resiliency as the need to shore up mutual support. Health experts are widely skeptical of the numbers reported by China’s neighbors, and believe the deadly infection is spreading und...
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