Jerusalem Post: More than 50,000 cases of coronavirus in Middle East
While the wealthy Gulf states will be fine, the other countries have a major challenge ahead of them.
The number of cases of coronavirus in the Middle East increased to more than 50,000 on Saturday night, and continues to rise everyday by the thousands.
More than half of the cases are in Iran, where official numbers put them at 35,000. However, the real number in the Islamic Republic is thought to be as much as five times that, according to the WHO.
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WNU Editor: A good summary on the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic in the Middle East is here …. Coronavirus: Every new COVID-19 death and case in Middle East (Gulf News).
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