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Libya sees 1st virus case as more curfews called in Mideast

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CAIRO (Net) — Libya recorded its first confirmed case of the coronavirus on Tuesday, the U.N.-backed gov-ernment announced, stoking concern that an outbreak could overwhelm the war-torn country's already weak-ened health care system.
As the coronavirus pandemic sweeps across the Middle East, countries have sought to slow the increase of cases by limiting the movements of hundreds of millions of people. The Arab world's most populous country, Egypt, as well as Syria, a country ravaged by...

Brazil’s Bolsonaro again says coronavirus concern overblown

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RIO DE JANEIRO (Net) — President Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday stuck with his contention that concern about the new coronavirus is overblown, and accused Brazilian media of trying to stoke nationwide hysteria.
Bolsonaro said in a nationally televised address that the media had seized on the death...

Filipino shares his experiences as coronavirus survivor

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Bangkok March 25, (Net): When Carlo Navarro, his wife and 15-year-old daughter visited Japan from the Philippines in February, they knew they were taking a chance with the coronavirus, but thought they would be spared if they took precautions. They wore masks and gloves and always had alcohol...

Egypt announces 2-week, nighttime curfew to slow virus

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CAIRO (Net) — Egypt will impose a two-week, nightly curfew in the Arab world's most populous country in an effort to stop the spread of the new coronavirus, its prime minister announced Tuesday as the International Monetary Fund warned that a shortage of medical supplies could affect the...

Zimbabwe closes borders to reduce spread of COVID-19

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HARARE, March 24 (Net) -- Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Monday announced further stringent measures to combat the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) after the country on Monday recorded its first coronavirus-related death.
The deceased is a 30 year-old son of a local businessman who...

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