Coronavirus Updates

Coronavirus cases pass 1,000 in Russia
The Media Line Staff
12:08 | 03/27/2020
Russia reported 196 new coronavirus cases, which is the country’s biggest day-to-day increase so far. There are now 1,036 confirmed cases in Russia.
Israel: 500 troops to assist police in enforcing coronavirus measures
The Media Line Staff
12:07 | 03/27/2020
The IDF is preparing to deploy some 500 troops to assist the Israeli police in enforcing coronavirus restrictions starting March 29.
10th Israeli dies from coronavirus 
The Media Line Staff
12:07 | 03/27/2020
Two more Israelis died from coronavirus overnight, bringing the death toll to 10. As of Friday morning, Israel had 3,035 people diagnosed with COVID-19 with 49 in serious condition.
Hungary announces new movement restrictions 
The Media Line Staff
12:06 | 03/27/2020
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban announced new coronavirus restrictions Friday that limit leaving home only for going to work and essential purposes. The measure will initially be for two weeks.
Argentina declares 6-month rent freeze
The Media Line Staff
12:05 | 03/27/2020
Argentina has declared a six-month rent freeze to help families hurt financially by the nation’s lockdown that was announced last Friday.
Study: Coronavirus could claim 1.8 million lives this year
The Media Line Staff
12:04 | 03/27/2020
The coronavirus pandemic could kill 1.8 million people this year even with drastic measures implemented to stop it, according to a study from Britain’s Imperial College published Thursday.
South Africa reports first coronavirus fatalities
The Media Line Staff
12:03 | 03/27/2020
South Africa has reported its first two deaths from COVID-19. There are now more than 1,000 cases in the country.
US passes China, Italy in COVID-19 cases
The Media Line Staff
8:18 | 03/27/2020

The United States reached a grim milestone Thursday night, passing China and Italy to lead the world in the number of COVID-19 cases with more than 83,000 people being diagnosed with the respiratory disease.

UAE imposes night curfew for weekend cleaning
The Media Line Staff
19:26 | 03/26/2020
The United Arab Emirates on Thursday began enforcing a night curfew for a weekend, nationwide disinfection campaign to combat coronavirus.
Lebanon extends coronavirus measures to April 12
The Media Line Staff
18:03 | 03/26/2020
Lebanon has extended its measures to fight coronavirus from midnight March 29 to April 12, according to the secretary-general of the Lebanese Supreme Defense Council.
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