Iran defends virus response as Syria reports first death - News Summed Up

Iran defends virus response as Syria reports first death


Syria meanwhile reported the first fatality from the virus in the war-torn country, which has five confirmed infections. Syria has closed schools, restaurants and nightclubs, and imposed a nighttime curfew last week aimed at preventing the virus' spread. But the virus can cause severe illness and death, especially in elderly patients or those with underlying health problems. Elsewhere in the region, Qatar reported its first death from the new coronavirus late Saturday, saying the total number of reported cases there was at least 590. The tiny, energy-rich nation said it flew 31 Bahrainis stranded in Iran into Doha on a state-run Qatar Airways flight.


Source: Libya Today March 29, 2020 15:33 UTC



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