Covid-19 Coronavirus Pandemic In The Middle East — News Updates March 26 – 27, 2020

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MEED: Middle East Covid-19 numbers grow

Middle East governments are enforcing stay-at-home orders for citizens and residents as the number of Covid-19 cases grows in the region.

The UAE announced 45 new cases on 23 March, taking its total number of confirmed Covid-19 patients to 198. Of this number, 41 individuals have recovered from the illness. Dubai and Sharjah Police patrols were seen on 23 March asking people to stay at home and limit the spread of the pandemic.

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Covid-19 Coronavirus Pandemic In The Middle East — News Updates March 26 – 27, 2020

Iran reports 157 new virus deaths, imposes intercity ban — AFP
Coronavirus: Iran bans internal travel to avert ‘second wave’ — BBC
Turkey’s coronavirus death toll jumps to 75, with 1,196 new cases: minister — Reuters
Turkey could impose stay-at-home order if coronavirus outbreak worsens — Reuters
Turkey struggles to ramp up tests as outbreak reaches critical phase — Reuters
Coronavirus: Turkey accuses Saudi Arabia of concealing cases of Covid-19 — Middle East Eye
UAE imposes curfew for deep cleaning as coronavirus cases rise — Al Jazeera
Iraq extends nationwide curfew until April 11 — AFP
Rebel-held Syria braces for coronavirus ‘tsunami’ — without soap, running water or the prospect of social distancing — CNN
Coronavirus: Fears of virus in Idlib refugee camps — BBC
Coronavirus: Jordan eases indefinite curfew and allows shops to open — BBC
Coronavirus: Doctor warns of ‘incoming disaster’ in Gaza — Al Jazeera
Gaza medics switching focus from border protests to coronavirus — Al Jazeera
Warring sides in Yemen back calls for coronavirus ceasefire — AFP

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