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WHO sends medics to Iran as coronavirus toll rises

02 March, 2020

The WHO has warned that stocks of medical supplies are running low worldwide.

Gulf states increase travel restrictions to halt cononavirus spread

02 March, 2020

The move follows efforts by Qatar to stop the spread of coronavirus to the Gulf state.

Emirates airline asks employees to take unpaid coronavirus leave

02 March, 2020

Emirates Group has sent an email to employees asking them to either use up their annual leave days or take unpaid leave to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

Gulf stock markets plunge as coronavirus batters global bourses

01 March, 2020

All seven GCC stocks exchanges have been hit by fears of the impact of the novel coronavirus.

Bahrain threatens to prosecute untested travellers from Iran

29 February, 2020

The Gulf state has stepped up precautions amid further reports of infections and deaths from the novel virus strain in Iran.

Qatar confirms first coronavirus case amid regional outbreak

29 February, 2020

A Qatari citizen that was repatriated from Iran has been diagnosed with the coronavirus, authorities confirmed on Saturday.

Saudi Arabia bars Gulf citizens from Mecca, Medina

29 February, 2020

The Saudi foreign ministry announced in a statement the temporary suspension of entry of GCC citizens to the cities of Mecca and Medina - Islam's holiest sites.

Saudi Arabia to 'deep clean' Mecca mosque daily

28 February, 2020

Saudi authorities say the grounds of the Grand Mosque in Mecca will be washed and sterilised four times a day as coronavirus grips region.

Iraq closes public spaces over Baghdad coronavirus case

27 February, 2020

The Iraq government has taken drastic measures in closing public spaces, including schools after the capital got its first coronavirus case.

Iran bans Chinese tourists over coronavirus fears

27 February, 2020

Lebanon, Oman and Iran have all announced new cases of coronavirus.

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