Another five Japanese nationals died on the Diamond Princess cruise ship while more than 700 others on the vessel tested positive for the disease.
That’s according to Iran Health Ministry spokesman Ali Reza Azizi, who gave the figure at a news conference Monday in Tehran. Iran has the highest death toll from the virus outside of China, the epicenter of the outbreak.
The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention on Saturday announced two new cases of the new coronavirus, identified as "COVID-19," including a 70-year-old Iranian visitor, whose health is unstable and he is in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).
The Cambodian leader's decision won praise from President Donald Trump, who tweeted: "Thank you to the beautiful country of Cambodia for accepting the @CarnivalCruise ship Westerdam into your port. The United States will remember your courtesy!”
The ministry calls on the public to follow preventive health measures to protect themselves. Also to be more informed, the public should review the educational flyer available on the ministry’s website and all websites of health authorities in the country.
"I can confirm first two cases of coronavirus in Pakistan. Both cases are being taken care of according to clinical standard protocols & both of them are stable," Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Health Dr Zafar Mirza said in a tweet on Wednesday evening.
In Europe, Greece and neighbouring North Macedonia registered their first confirmed virus cases on Wednesday, also involving people who recently traveled to Italy’s afflicted north.
"We are quite satisfied that we have taken all the necessary steps needed to preempt the spread of the virus at all levels, without pushing the country into a state of unwarranted panic," the UAE official said.
The decision comes a day after two cases of coronavirus were reported in Pakistan. Both the infected people had recently visited Iran, where the number of people affected by the virus has grown drastically in the past few days. Health officials have said both were "stable."
A city in China's Hubei province, the epicentre of the global coronavirus epidemic, will pay residents as much as 10,000 yuan ($1,425.96) if they proactively report symptoms of the illness and it is confirmed after testing.
Qianjiang, a city of around one million people located about 150km from the stricken provincial capital of Wuhan, has reported a total of 197 cases so far and is stepping up efforts to ensure its infected people are confined and treated.