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Iranian Health Minister Blasts Britain for 2-Month Secrecy on Mutated Coronavirus

TEHRAN (Defapress) - Iranian Health Minister Saeed Namaki lashed out at the British medical officials for keeping mum on the faster-spreading strain of COVID-19 for at least two months since it first was identified in the UK, although he said the mutated virus has not yet been traced in Iran.
News ID: 82797    Publish Date : 2020/12/24

Poll Workers Contract Virus , But US Election Day Link Unclear

TEHRAN (defapress) – Despite painstaking efforts to keep US election sites safe, some poll workers who came in contact with voters on Election Day have tested positive for the coronavirus, including more than two dozen in Missouri and others in New York, Iowa, Indiana and Virginia.
News ID: 82552    Publish Date : 2020/11/16

New Zealand Delays Election Due to Resurgence of Virus

TEHRAN (defapress)- New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Monday announced to delay the general election due to the resurgence of COVID-19 cases.
News ID: 81801    Publish Date : 2020/08/17

New Zealand Records 100 Days without Domestic Virus Case

TEHRAN (defapress) – New Zealand marked 100 days without a domestic transmission of the coronavirus on Sunday, but warned against complacency as countries like Vietnam and Australia which once had the virus under control now battle a resurgence in infections.
News ID: 81770    Publish Date : 2020/08/09

Official Hails Nation’s Anti- Virus Combat, Sincere Assistance Maneuver

TEHRAN (defapress)- Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Rear Admiral Ali Shamkhani said that the country proved successful in fighting coronavirus and praised the nationwide maneuver to help the economically-hurt strata.
News ID: 81137    Publish Date : 2020/05/18

Trump Dismisses Concern over Virus Spreading in White House

TEHRAN (defapress) - US President Donald Trump on Monday dismissed concerns over the possible spread of coronavirus in the White House but said he may limit contact with Vice President Mike Pence.
News ID: 81082    Publish Date : 2020/05/12

Japan Set to Extend Virus Emergency to May 31

TEHRAN (defapress) – Japan's government prepared Monday to extend its nationwide state of emergency to the end of May as it braces for a lengthy battle against the coronavirus pandemic.
News ID: 81002    Publish Date : 2020/05/04

Japan Logs Record 455 New Virus Cases A Day After Emergency Declared

TEHRAN (defapress)- Japan reported 455 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, marking the first time daily infections topped 400, according to NHK.
News ID: 80761    Publish Date : 2020/04/09

Johns Hopkins:

US Virus Deaths Pass 4,000

TEHRAN (defapress) - The total US death toll from the coronavirus pandemic topped 4,000 early Wednesday, more than double the number from three days earlier, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.
News ID: 80678    Publish Date : 2020/04/01

US Airlines Slash Flights over Virus Crisis

TEHRAN (defapress) – The United States’ airlines have announced drastic reductions in flights after President Donald Trump’s administration banned foreign travelers arriving from Europe.
News ID: 80525    Publish Date : 2020/03/16

Japan to Close Schools Nationwide to Control Spread of Virus

TEHRAN (defapress) – Japan will close schools nationwide to help control the spread of the new coronavirus, the government announced Thursday.
News ID: 80349    Publish Date : 2020/02/27

China Virus Toll Nears 500, Airlines Cut Hong Kong Flights, Cases Found on Cruise Ship

TEHRAN (defapress) – The death toll from a coronavirus outbreak in China passed 490 on Wednesday, as two US airlines suspended flights to Hong Kong following the first fatality there and 10 cases were confirmed on a quarantined Japanese cruise ship.
News ID: 80120    Publish Date : 2020/02/05


Japan to Make Utmost Efforts to Keep Virus from Affecting Olympic Games

TEHRAN (defapress) – Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Monday that the government will keep in close touch with all relevant groups to ensure a virus outbreak does not have affect the Summer Olympics.
News ID: 80098    Publish Date : 2020/02/03