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South Korea with the highest level of alert ... Corona's deaths in Iran and Italy cancel matches

2020-02-23T14:33:47.959Z



The number of new deaths from the new virus "Covid-19" in Iran has risen to eight, South Korea has raised the level of preparedness for infectious diseases to the highest degree, the number of cases in Italy has risen to over a hundred, and the Italian authorities have ordered the closure of schools and universities and the cancellation of three football league matches In the regions of Lombardy and Veneto, where a large number of cases appeared.

A spokesman for the Iranian Ministry of Health, Kyanosh Jahanpur, told state television on Sunday that his country confirmed the emergence of 15 new cases of coronavirus, adding that the total number of deaths reached eight.

The study was suspended in nine provinces - including the capital Tehran - after recording new infections.

"We have 43 cases so far, and the number of deaths has reached eight," Jahanpur said.

Since Wednesday, Iran had confirmed that the total number of infections was 28, in addition to seven deaths from the Coruna virus.

The authorities' announcement of the emergence of several cases and deaths in less than five days led to the emergence of fears on social media on the Internet about covering up the reality of the situation from officials, and the Minister of Health denied this yesterday, Saturday.

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Countries neighboring Iran have taken measures to prevent the spread of the disease, as Iraq suspended flights to Iran and prevented its citizens from entering the country.

Kuwait Airways also suspended flights to and from Iran, and Saudi Arabia also announced restrictions on travel there.

For its part, the UAE announced two new cases of infection on Saturday for Iranian citizens, raising the total number to 13. Lebanon also announced the monitoring of the first case of a woman coming from Iran.

Alert state
South Korea raised the level of preparedness for communicable diseases to the highest level for the first time since 2009 today, while the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus jumped to 602, and the number of deaths rose to five.

And more than half of the new cases have been linked to a church in the southeastern city of Daegu, after tests have proven that a 61-year-old woman who attended more than one mass there last week was injured. No recent travel abroad has been recorded for women.

President Moon Jae-in said today that his country's government raised the state of disease alert by one degree to the fourth and final level, in an attempt to contain the escalation in the number of new cases.

The Korean Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the number of cases jumped from the previous day by 169 to 602. It was found that more than 300 of the total confirmed cases were related to the Shinchunji Church in Daegu.

The increased alert level would allow additional resources to be sent to Daegu and Cheongdu Province, which the authorities declared "two special care areas" on Friday.

In China, the number of new cases of coronavirus has fallen out of focus (Reuters)

The South Korean Yonhap News Agency reported that the alert level also enables the government to prevent public activities by force and to issue orders to temporarily close schools.

Four people have died from the Corona virus in the country since its first outbreak there, on January 20.

Meanwhile, the Israeli news website YNET reported today that Israel may put about two hundred South Korean visitors in quarantine inside a military base south of Jerusalem because of fears of the Corona virus.

Israeli officials had no immediate comment on the report.

On the other hand, Interior Minister Aryeh Deri said today that he has ordered the addition of South Korea and Japan to the list of Asian countries that are prohibited from traveling to and from them.

Italia
The governor of Lombardy Attilio Fontana said today that the number of new cases of coronavirus in the region has risen to 89.

"This brings the total number of cases to over a hundred," Fontana told Sky TV.

The authorities ordered the closure of schools and universities and the cancellation of three Premier League football matches in the Lombardy and Veneto regions, where a large number of cases appeared. And the two regions contribute about 30% of the country's GDP.

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Japan
The Japanese Radio and Television Corporation reported that the number of cases reached 770 by midday today, including those on board Diamond Princess, after he was diagnosed with a seventy man in Hokkaido in the north of the country.

The agency added that the number of cases on the ship is currently 634 in the largest outbreak of the disease outside the Chinese mainland.

China
And always returning to China, the number of new cases of coronavirus has fallen out of the focus today, but health officials around the world have warned that it is too early to speculate about the outbreak as the number of new infections and fear of infection persist in other countries.

Today, the National Health Committee of China announced that 648 new confirmed cases of the virus were recorded, up from the previous day, with only 18 cases outside Hubei province, the lowest number outside the epicenter since the authorities began announcing the data a month ago.

The death toll from the Corona virus rose to 2,442 Sunday, and the Health Committee said the total number of infections inside the country had reached 69,936 cases.

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State television appealed to citizens to continue to be careful and refrain from participating in rallies.

For its part, the World Health Organization said it was devoting efforts to help countries at risk of the virus, including 13 countries in Africa that have ties with China, to prepare for the virus, which has killed more than 2,400 people.

The organization stressed that the number of cases outside China is still relatively small, and said that what is most concerned about new cases that have contracted the virus without a clear connection with China, such as travel or contact with a confirmed case.

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Source: aljazeera

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