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Roundup: Iran's COVID-19 cases nudge 299,000; Chinese association donates facial masks to Turkish nursing home
CAIRO, July 29 (Xinhua) -- Iran Wednesday recorded 2,636 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total infections to 298,909. Meanwhile, a Chinese association based in Turkey donated 50,000 facial masks to a nursing home in Istanbul.
ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Long after the funding for his project was frozen, Bilal Endris has kept a lonely watch over cemeteries in Ethiopia's capital by slipping cash to gravediggers to alert his team to any sudden spikes in burials.
AHMEDABAD, India (Reuters) - A large Indian city badly hit by the coronavirus has recorded a sharp rise in deaths not attributed to the outbreak, according to official data and burial records, highlighting how the pandemic has affected general healthcare.
IPOH: There has been an increase of over 200% in dengue cases here in the first six months of the year, compared to the same period last year, says Ahmad Saidi Mohamad Daud.
NAJAF, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi paramedic Sarmad Ibrahim cut his teeth treating fellow Shi'ite Muslim militiamen in the war against Islamic State. Now, he buries COVID-19 victims - an exhausting task where he must also get to grips with both Muslim and Christian burial rites.
KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): Under the conditional movement control order (MCO), people are no longer allowed to continue the tradition of Aidilfitri visits on Monday, the second day of Hari Raya Aidilfitri.
SEREMBAN: Muslims in the state will be barred from visiting graves on Hari Raya Aidilfitri as Covid-19 is still a threat, says Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Aminuddin Harun.
DURING this period of the year, many people would have gathered at the graveyards and columbaria to commemorate their departed loved ones with food offerings.