Roundup: Iran's COVID-19 cases reach 416,198; Full nationwide lockdown takes effect in Israel


By Liu Xi
  • World
  • Saturday, 19 Sep 2020

CAIRO, Sept. 18 (Xinhua) -- The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Iran surged to 416,198 on Friday. Meanwhile, a full nationwide lockdown took effect in Israel to contain the spread of the coronavirus.

Iran, the hardest-hit country in the Middle East region, reported 3,049 new cases, bringing the total number of infections to 416,198.

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