The Chinese National Health Commission said on Friday that the Chinese mainland reported 889 new cases of the Coronavirus emerging as Covid-19 on Thursday, up from 394 the previous day.
And South Korea announced Friday that the number of people infected with the Corona virus rose to 156 people, including more than 80 people from a church believed to be one of the chapels that were unaware that they were infected with the virus, passed the infection to them.
With the announcement of the Chinese National Health Committee, the total number of confirmed cases on the Chinese mainland has reached 75,465 cases so far.
The number of deaths due to infection with the virus on the Chinese mainland reached 2236 as of the end of Thursday, 118 cases over the previous day.
The central province of Hubei, the epicenter of the virus, recorded 115 new deaths, while 99 people died in the provincial capital, Wuhan.
Bloomberg News reported that 2019 of the injured have left the hospitals after recovering from the disease, which raises the number of people recovering from the disease to 18,264 people.
Seoul announced Friday that the number of people infected with the Coronavirus in South Korea rose to 156 after confirming 52 new cases of the virus.
The Korean Center for Disease Control and Prevention said in a statement that 43 of the new infections were recorded in Daegu, the southernmost city that is the epicenter of the epidemic, and in neighboring provinces.
Daegu is the fourth largest city in South Korea, with a population of more than 2.5 million, and 39 new injuries associated with the "Jesus Shinyungyi Church" have been recorded.
It is believed that one of the chapels in this church, a 61-year-old woman who was unaware that she was infected with the virus, transmitted the infection to her colleagues, especially during masses. To date, more than 80 people of this church have become infected with the virus.
The city's mayor called on residents to stay in their homes, while the leadership of the US military base in the city imposed restrictions on entry to the base, which numbered about ten thousand people.
On Friday, residents of the city appeared to be wearing masks.
According to the Korean Center for Disease Control and Prevention, a new infection has been confirmed in a hospital in Chengdu Province, not far from Daegu, bringing the number of people infected with the virus in this hospital to 16.
On Wednesday, a patient died from a coronavirus infection.
Korea is the second country in the world after China in terms of the number of people infected with the virus, but it is the third largest epidemic in the world, as the "Diamond Princess" ship anchored in the port of Yokohama, on the outskirts of Tokyo, has recorded more than 600 cases to date.
On Thursday, Kuwait Airways announced that it had suspended all flights to Iran starting today, following instructions from the Kuwaiti Ministry of Health and the General Administration of Civil Aviation, amid fears of an outbreak of the Corona virus.
The Kuwait News Agency said that the Ports Corporation decided to stop the transfer of individuals to and from Iran from Thursday until further notice due to fears of the spread of Corona virus in Iran.
On Thursday, the Iranian Ministry of Health announced that two Iranians had died of the virus and had registered three cases.
Kuwaiti Airlines suspended the operation of all its flights to Iran from today, on the advice of the Kuwaiti Ministry of Health and the Civil Aviation Authority.
The Iraqi News Agency said that the Iraqi border crossings decided on Thursday to prevent entry of the Iranians for three days, amid fears of the spread of Corona virus.
This comes after Iraqi Airways suspended flights to Iran earlier.
In Baghdad, the Iraqi Ministry of Health said in a circular that it had been decided "to prevent all expatriates from the Islamic Republic of Iran from entering Iraqi territory from all ports and until further notice, except for diplomatic delegations where they are subject to medical examination."
He exempted from the decision of the Iraqis in Iran to be subject to quarantine for a period of 14 days.
A high-ranking official in the Iraqi government confirmed to AFP that the decisions were issued, which also included preventing Iraqis from traveling to the Islamic Republic until further notice.