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Coronavirus Updates

12 more Palestinians test positive
The Media Line Staff
20:54 | 03/29/2020

Incidences of coronavirus continue to climb in the Palestinian territories as 12 more cases were confirmed in the West Bank on Sunday, bringing the total in the territories to 106, with one fatality.

Syria announces first coronavirus-related death
The Media Line Staff
18:17 | 03/29/2020

Damascus is reporting five cases nationwide so far, although experts say the number in the war-wracked country is probably far higher.

Jordan confirms first coronavirus death as restrictions eased
The Media Line Staff
12:10 | 03/29/2020
Jordan reported its first fatality from the coronavirus pandemic on Saturday after loosening restrictions aimed at preventing the spread of the disease. Last Saturday, Jordan began implementing an indefinite curfew that the military was enforcing. The government announced on Tuesday that people would be allowed to leave their homes to walk to food establishments and pharmacies.
US working to get Americans in Saudi Arabia back home
The Media Line Staff
10:50 | 03/29/2020
The American Embassy in Riyadh said on Saturday that it was working with Saudi authorities to arrange a commercial flight for Americans to return home.
Saudi Airlines to shuttle British nationals back home
The Media Line Staff
10:49 | 03/29/2020
Saudi Airlines will be operating special flights from Damma, Riyadh and Jeddah this week to allow British nationals to return home to the UK.
Hundreds of Iranians reportedly die after ingesting methanol
The Media Line Staff
10:48 | 03/29/2020
Nearly 300 Iranians have died and more than 1,000 have fallen ill after ingesting methanol in the mistaken belief that it would protect against coronavirus, according to state media. 
Iran coronavirus cases rise to 35,408 with 2,517 deaths
The Media Line Staff
10:47 | 03/29/2020
The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Iran has risen to 35,408 with 2,517 deaths, according to an Iranian health official. 
Palestinian groups cancel Gaza rallies amid coronavirus crisis
The Media Line Staff
10:45 | 03/29/2020
Mass demonstrations planned for March 30 on the Israel-Gaza border have been canceled due to the coronavirus, organizers said on Saturday. 
Australia announces additional $678 million coronavirus package
The Media Line Staff
10:44 | 03/29/2020

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison in a statement Sunday announced an additional aid package of $678 million to combat COVID-19.

Illinois announces first infant death in US due to coronavirus
The Media Line Staff
10:42 | 03/29/2020
The Illinois Department of Public Health on Saturday reported the first known coronavirus death in the United States of an infant younger than one year.
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