Coronavirus Updates

Japan to lift state of emergency for Tokyo
The Media Line Staff
10:08 | 05/25/2020

Japan on Monday is expected to lift the state of emergency in Tokyo and four other prefectures. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is expected to give his final approval at a press conference later in the day.

US bans travel from Brazil due to coronavirus
The Media Line Staff
10:07 | 05/25/2020

The White House on Sunday announced a travel ban to the United States for non-citizens who have been in Brazil during the previous 14 days. Coronavirus infections and deaths in the Latin American country have skyrocketed, and it now trails only the US in total cases. As of Monday, the number of confirmed cases there stood at 363,211, with 22,666 deaths, according to the Johns Hopkins coronavirus tracker.

Mexican president predicts 1 million lost jobs
The Media Line Staff
10:06 | 05/25/2020

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Sunday said that COVID-19 could cost the country up to one million jobs, but promised that the government would create two million more.

Israel limits cellphone surveillance to ‘special cases’
The Media Line Staff
10:05 | 05/25/2020

The Israeli cabinet on Sunday limited the authority of the Shin Bet internal security service to track people infected with the coronavirus via their cellphone. The cabinet said the surveillance measure could still be used in “special cases” where locations cannot be identified using other methods.

First coronavirus fatality in Gaza
The Media Line Staff
9:13 | 05/24/2020
A 77-year-old woman on Saturday became the first confirmed coronavirus death in the Gaza Strip. The total number of coronavirus deaths including the West Bank stood at three as of Sunday out of 423 cases recorded, according to the Johns Hopkins coronavirus tracker.
Iran reopening religious, cultural sites
The Media Line Staff
9:10 | 05/24/2020
President Hassan Rouhani announced Saturday that religious and cultural sites in Iran would be reopening starting Sunday. The number of coronavirus infections in Iran as of Sunday stood at 133,521 with 7,359 fatalities, according to the Johns Hopkins coronavirus tracker.
Jerusalem’s Church of the Holy Sepulcher reopening 
The Media Line Staff
9:10 | 05/24/2020
Jerusalem’s Church of the Holy Sepulcher was set to reopen Sunday after a two-month closure due to the coronavirus outbreak, Christian leaders said in a statement on Saturday.
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