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An Iranian woman wearing a protective mask to prevent contracting coronavirus walks in Tehran, Iran. Reuters
Qatar's health ministry reported on Saturday the first case of coronavirus infection in the country.
The patient is a 36-year-old Qatari who returned recently from Iran, the ministry said in a statement, adding that he is a stable condition.
With Qatar reporting its first infection, Saudi Arabia becomes the only Gulf country not to have signalled any coronavirus case.
The country most affected by the outbreak in the Gulf region is Iran, with 43 deaths and nearly 600 hundred confirmed infections, according to authorities.
The majority of infections in other Gulf countries were diagnosed in people who had visited Iran or who came into contact with people who had been there.
The only deaths reported so far in the region are in Iran.
Kuwait called on its citizens to avoid travelling over concerns about the spread of the coronavirus.
Tackling the coronavirus, COVID-19, has become a Herculean task around the globe. Its relentless expansion across several countries leaves much cause for worry.
Iran's deputy health minister, Iraj Harirchi has said he had been infected with COVID-19, a day after he appeared symptomatic in a press conference.
People around the world should pay attention to their governments’ important instructions regarding the deadly coronavirus, and concerned authorities where people work, as precautionary measures.
Coronavirus cases have spiked in Iran, raising fears of a second wave of infections in the region’s epicentre and threatening to spread not only to the Eastern Arab World but to Iran’s non-Arab neighbours.
It was a tough competition till the end but Emirati Mohammed Abdullah Bin Dalmook displayed consistency and top form to emerge victorious en route to grabbing the third ticket to the semi-final round called Golden Square of the 21st edition of the Fazza Championship for Youlah.
A new test, considered a breakthrough, which determines whether one is infected with the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in five minutes from the normal 30 minutes, has been invented.
The winning numbers for Friday night’s drawing were 4, 26, 42, 50 and 60, with a Mega Ball of 24. The winning ticket was purchased at a Kroger store in the Detroit suburb of Novi, the Michigan Lottery said.
Dr Aliza Haidar did her MRCP in psychiatry from the United Kingdom and she had married a couple of years ago. According to some media reports, Dr Aliza was the only daughter of Dr Azhar Hussain and a mother of three children.