Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday announced a lockdown of major cities to combat coronavirus, including Lagos and the capital Abuja.
Moscow is under a partial lockdown starting Monday after the number of coronavirus cases in Russia’s capital city passed 1,000.
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.
Israel’s external intelligence agency, the Mossad, purchased 10 million masks to combat the spread of the coronavirus, The Jerusalem Post reported.
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 is hurrying to prevent a coronavirus outbreak in the densely populated Gaza Strip. Two massive quarantine facilities are being built, among other measures.
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.
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.
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.