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Coronavirus Updates

Nigeria announces lockdown of major cities
The Media Line Staff
11:47 | 03/30/2020

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday announced a lockdown of major cities to combat coronavirus, including Lagos and the capital Abuja.

Russia imposes partial lockdown on Moscow
The Media Line Staff
11:46 | 03/30/2020

Moscow is under a partial lockdown starting Monday after the number of coronavirus cases in Russia’s capital city passed 1,000.

Plane used to evacuate coronavirus patients in Philippines crashes
The Media Line Staff
11:45 | 03/30/2020

A plane used as an air ambulance during the coronavirus crisis burst into flames on takeoff from Manila on Sunday, killing all eight people aboard.

Report: Mossad bought 10 million facemasks
The Media Line Staff
11:44 | 03/30/2020

Israel’s external intelligence agency, the Mossad, purchased 10 million masks to combat the spread of the coronavirus, The Jerusalem Post reported.

PA cracks down on fake coronavirus masks, sanitizers
The Media Line Staff
11:34 | 03/30/2020

The Palestinian Authority over the past two weeks has closed several factories and businesses and arrested more than 40 suspects in a crackdown against fake coronavirus masks and hand sanitizer, according to the PA’s National Economy Ministry.

Hamas racing to contain outbreak in Gaza Strip
The Media Line Staff
11:33 | 03/30/2020

Hamas is hurrying to prevent a coronavirus outbreak in the densely populated Gaza Strip. Two massive quarantine facilities are being built, among other measures.

Report: More than 50% of Israeli coronavirus patients ultra-Orthodox
The Media Line Staff
11:31 | 03/30/2020

Israel’s Channel 12 News reported on Sunday that more than half of all coronavirus hospitalizations involve members of the country’s ultra-Orthodox community.

Fauci: US could see 200,000 pandemic deaths
The Media Line Staff
21:00 | 03/29/2020

Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, a key member of the White House coronavirus task force, said in a CNN interview on Sunday that the US could record 100,000 to 200,000 deaths and millions of infections. However, he cautioned that those projections could change, depending on different factors.

Cases spike in Israel’s ultra-Orthodox neighborhoods
The Media Line Staff
20:58 | 03/29/2020

Coronavirus cases are climbing fast in ultra-Orthodox neighborhoods of Israel, according to internal Health Ministry figures obtained by Haaretz. As of Sunday, the country was reporting 15 fatalities, as the total number of cases neared 4,000.

Italy records decline in deaths
The Media Line Staff
20:57 | 03/29/2020

Fewer people in Italy have died from coronavirus in the past 24 hours, according to the Civil Protection Agency, with 756 new fatalities.

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