Bahrain says a number of female detainees who are behind bars in the island country because of visa violations have tested positive for the COVID-19 disease.
Chancellor Rishi Sunak has pledged to avoid austerity even as the UK economy is battered by the Covid-19 pandemic.
The death toll from COVID-19 infection in Iran has surpassed 45,000 after a slight decline in the number of daily fatalities, the Health Ministry said Monday.
Public health experts have warned that a sharp rise in the number of Palestinians infected with COVID-19 in the besieged Gaza Strip can overwhelm the impoverished enclave’s fragile health system.
The Iranian Health Ministry has confirmed 13,053 COVID-19 infections and 475 deaths due to the disease in the past 24 hours.
A World Health Organization (WHO) special COVID-19 envoy has predicted a third wave of the pandemic in Europe in early 2021, if governments repeat what he said was a failure to do what was needed to prevent the second wave of infections.
While a new stage of a coronavirus restrictions kicked off in Iran on Saturday, President Hassan Rouhani unveiled plans for a leap in the number of COVID-19 rapid tests.
The death toll from COVID-19 in Iran has surpassed 44,000, while nearly 600,000 positive cases have recovered from the disease so far, the Health Ministry said.
The Iranian government has launched a comprehensive cash handout scheme covering 30 million people for the next four months amid a fresh round of nationwide restrictions on economic activity which are meant to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
Iran registered 13,421 new coronavirus infections in the past 24 hours, the health ministry said on Friday, bringing the country’s overall tally to 828,377.