Covid-19 Coronavirus Pandemic In The Middle East — March 11, 2020

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Iranian women wear masks to prevent contracting the coronavirus at the Grand Bazaar in Tehran as infections spread throughout the Middle East [File: Nazanin Tabatabaee/WANA via Reuters]

Al Jazeera: Iran’s vice president and two ministers stricken by coronavirus

Vice President Eshaq Jahangiri has COVID-19, Fars News Agency reports, as total number of deaths in Iran reaches 354.

Iran’s senior vice president and two other cabinet members have the new coronavirus, the semiofficial Fars news agency reported.

The news report on Wednesday comes amid days of speculation about the health of Vice President Eshaq Jahangiri, who has not been seen in images of recent top-level meetings.

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Covid-19 Coronavirus Pandemic In The Middle East — March 11, 2020

News agency: Iran VP, 2 Cabinet members have new virus — AP
Iran announces 63 new virus deaths, taking total to 354 — AFP
Iran reports biggest daily death toll yet — BBC
Coronavirus: Iran death toll rises as virus spreads — BBC
Homeless children at risk in coronavirus outbreak in Iran — DW
In Syria’s northwest, medics fear the worst if corona hits crowded camps — Reuters
Lebanon suspends flights after second coronavirus death — AFP
Turkey’s 1st virus case traced to man who returned from Europe — Al Jazeera
Iraq cancels Friday prayers in Shi’ite holy city of Kerbala over coronavirus fear — Reuters
Coronavirus infections in Qatar rise 1,000% in ONE DAY as cases go from 24 to 262 — AFP
Qatar’s coronavirus cases jump by 238 in one day — Al Jazeera
Qatar and Bahrain record jump in coronavirus cases, Kuwait bans flights — Reuters

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