So far, the world has eyes on three countries outside China - Iran, Italy and South Korea - as they are fast becoming hotspots of Covid-19.
Health Ministry spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour said on March 8 that there are over 6,500 confirmed coronavirus infections in Iran. There are over 7,640 confirmed cases of the virus across the wider Mideast.
Jahanpour urged Iranians to avoid traveling around the country and to stay at home as much as possible.
This was disclosed by Ebrahim Raisi, the country's head of the judiciary, on Monday.
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The deadly virus, which originated from Wuhan, has infected 110,337 people in more than 90 countries in just almost three months. In Ecuador there are 14 confirmed cases of people infected with COVID-19 and 122 suspected cases, according to official figures.
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By Friday around noon, 101,700 people around the world have been confirmed, at some point, as having coronavirus (COVID-19). Officials report that the woman has not been in contact with anyone diagnosed with COVID-19 and she has not travelled.
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That would have meant removing a total of about 3.6 million bpd from the market, or 3.6 per cent of global supply. Crude oil's week-long collapse continued with Brent crude oil falling to a 32-month low below $50/b.
According to a statement from Pakistani embassy in Doha, the ban applies to visit visas, family visas, and iqama holders uniformly.
Coronavirus spread swiftly in Iran and became one of the deadliest outbreaks outside China's Hubei province, where the virus originated in the city of Wuhan. On Sunday, an emergency was imposed in NY after the number of coronavirus cases in United States rose to 22.
The global death toll from the coronavirus has reached 4,027, with more than 114,000 confirmed cases.
The Health Ministry announced the new figure at a news conference Monday.
Some radical Iranian officials have speculated the coronavirus may have been developed as a weapon by the Islamic republic's arch-enemy, the United States.
The patient, a 53-year-old man, is a resident of Karachi and returned to Pakistan from Syria via Doha, Qatar, according to the spokesperson. It added that 2,731 individuals in that group have since recovered.