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World 08 Jan 2021 | 3:42 AM

Roundup: Turkey's COVID-19 cases near 2.3 mln; Iraq's tally crosses 600,000

CAIRO, Jan. 7 (Xinhua) -- The total number of COVID-19 cases in Turkey approached 2.3 million on Thursday after 12,171 new infections were recorded. Meanwhile, the tally of COVID-19 infections in Iraq surpassed 600,000 after 790 new cases were added.

World 08 Jan 2021 | 1:48 AM

Roundup: Iraq's total COVID-19 cases surpass 600,000 amid decline in daily infections

BAGHDAD, Jan. 7 (Xinhua) -- The Iraqi Ministry of Health said on Thursday that the total nationwide COVID-19 infections reached 600,755, after 790 new cases were added.

World 07 Jan 2021 | 6:23 AM

Bolivia extends ban on flights from Europe due to COVID-19

LA PAZ, Jan. 6 (Xinhua) -- Bolivia will extend a ban on flights from Europe until mid-February as a preventive measure against the spread of a new variant of the coronavirus disease, President Luis Arce announced on Wednesday.

World 07 Jan 2021 | 3:01 AM

Roundup: Turkey's total COVID-19 cases near 2.3 mln; Oman reports 1st case of new strain

CAIRO, Jan. 6 (Xinhua) -- Turkey, the hardest-hit country in the Middle East, reported 13,830 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, pushing up its tally to 2,283,931. Meanwhile, Oman reports the first case of new coronavirus strain.

World 07 Jan 2021 | 12:12 AM

Interview: "Huge pressure" on clinics, hospitals due to new variant of coronavirus: UK frontline doctor

LONDON, Jan. 6 (Xinhua) -- Just a few days ago, Dr. Chandra Kanneganti received a call from public health saying that a group of patients who live at Goldenhill Nursing Home, next to his practice, had suffered a coronavirus outbreak.

World 06 Jan 2021 | 6:54 AM

Roundup: NYS governor calls for requiring negative test results from all int'l travelers

NEW YORK, Jan. 5 (Xinhua) -- New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Tuesday that negative COVID-19 test results should be required not only for travelers from the United Kingdom but those from all countries, as infections of a new, more contagious variant of the coronavirus that was initially discovered in the UK have been found in four U.S. states.

World 06 Jan 2021 | 4:15 AM

Roundup: NYC mayor calls for travel ban on UK as coronavirus variant found in 4 U.S. states

NEW YORK, Jan. 5 (Xinhua) -- New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Tuesday asked for a travel ban on the United Kingdom, as infections of a new, more contagious variant of the coronavirus that was initially discovered in the UK have been found in four U.S. states.

World 06 Jan 2021 | 4:02 AM

Roundup: Iran announces 1st case of new COVID-19 strain; Israel to impose full nationwide lockdown to curb pandemic

CAIRO, Jan. 5 (Xinhua) -- Iran on Tuesday announced the first case of new COVID-19 variant in the country. Meanwhile, the Israeli government decided to impose a 14-day nationwide lockdown to curb the pandemic's spread.