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Emirates News

Spain's coronavirus deaths jump by 838 in new one-day record

MADRID, 29th March, 2020 (WAM) -- Spain set a new grim record amid the novel Coronavirus outbreak on Sunday, with 838 deaths within the last 24-hour period, said the country's Health Ministry. The German press agency, dpa, reported that it was the country's highest one-day death toll since the pandemic began. The overall number of people infected with the virus - which can cause the deadly respiratory disease Covid-19 - now stands at 78,797, making Spain the country with the fourth-highest number of confirmed cases...

ERC to launch initiatives to contain spread of COVID-19

ABU DHABI, 29th March, 2020 (WAM) -- Under the directives of the H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler's Representative in Al Dhafra Region, Chairman of the Emirates Red Crescent, the ERC is planning to launch a set of initiatives over the coming period in support of "The Fund of the United Arab Emirates: Homeland of Humanity", which has recently been launched in coordination with the National Emergency Crisis and Disasters Management Authority (NCEMA) and other humanitarian and charity organisations and societies in the...

78 new deaths, 1,702 additional coronavirus cases detected in Belgium

BRUSSELS, 29th March, 2020 (WAM) -- Belgium has announced 1,702 new cases of novel Coronavirus in the past 24 hours, along with 78 deaths. The Belgian Ministry of Health said Sunday that the number of deceased has so far reached 11,000, including 4,138 people currently receiving treatment, while the number of deaths reached 431.  


Violating bans issued by relevant authorities to limit COVID-19 spread punishable by law: UAE Attorney-General

ABU DHABI, 18th March, 2020 (WAM) -- The UAE Attorney-General Dr. Hamad Saif Al Shamsi has said that individuals and bodies that violate imposed bans and restrictions by relevant authorities to contain the spread of coronavirus, COVID-19, will be punished under the law. Under this framework, anyone travelling to the UAE from abroad should commit to a home quarantine period of 14 days and follow the instructions of relevant authorities. Violating home quarantine procedures, leaving their houses, and exposing the lives of others to danger shall...
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World News

Kuwait reports 20 new COVID-19 cases

KUWAIT, 29th March, 2020 (WAM) -- The Kuwaiti Ministry of Health announced on Sunday that a further 20 people were infected by the new coronavirus, COVID-19, in the last 24 hours. This brings the Gulf country's tally of confirmed virus cases up to 255, the Kuwait News Agency quoted the ministry's spokesman Dr. Abdullah Al-Sanad as saying in a daily news briefing, remarking that the new cases include six Kuwaitis and an expat from the Philippines, all related to travel to the UK. The remaining...

Morocco registers 35 new COVID-19 cases

RABAT, 29th March, 2020 (WAM) -- Thirty-five new cases of infection with the new coronavirus, COVID-19, have been confirmed in Morocco, bringing to 437 the total number of cases, according to the Ministry of Health. Morocco's News Agency quoted a ministry's statement saying that one new death was also reported, bringing the number of fatalities due to the virus to 26, while 12 people have been recovered.  

Malaysia reports 150 new COVID-19 cases; seven deaths

KUALA LUMPUR, 29th March, 2020 (WAM) -- Malaysia reported 150 new Coronavirus cases on Sunday, taking the total to 2,470, the highest in Southeast Asia. Reuters reported the Malaysian health ministry as saying that the total number of deaths from the virus outbreak rose by seven to 34. [Image Credit: The Straits Times]