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The world is now in a battle against COVID-19, a disease caused by a previously unknown coronavirus that has spread to over 200 countries and regions.

The following are the updates on the contagious disease.


The number of new COVID-19 cases continued to fall on Sunday in Spain and the number of deaths in a 24 hour period fell for the third consecutive day, according to the Spanish Ministry for Health, Consumer Affairs and Social Services.
The number of confirmed cases increased by 6,023 on Sunday, bringing the total to 130,759, which is fewer than an increase of 7,026 cases in the previous 24 hours.


Bangladesh has announced a stimulus package of 727.50 billion taka (about 8.57 billion U.S. dollars) to help cushion the economic blow from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina made the announcement of the support package in a televised speech in capital Dhaka on Sunday.


Lebanon’s Prime Minister Hassan Diab said Sunday that his cabinet is taking tough measures regarding returnees to Lebanon from COVID-19-hit countries, LBCI local TV channel reported.

“We will deal with this issue step by step by dividing returnees into groups in a bid to guarantee their safety and the safety of residents,” Diab was quoted as saying during his visit to the airport prior to the arrival of the first plane coming to Lebanon from affected countries.


California Governor Gavin Newsom said Saturday that the state has launched an official website to deal with the shortage of medical supplies and help combat rampant fraud amid the spread of COVID-19.

The website would allow individuals and companies to donate, sell and offer to manufacture essential medical supplies including N95 masks and testing materials, which are badly needed by local hospitals, Newsom said at a daily briefing.


Iran’s novel coronavirus cases rose by 2,483 on Sunday to a total of 58,226, state TV reported.

The death toll rose by 151 in the past 24 hours to reach 3,603, the report quoted Kianush Jahanpur, head of Public Relations and Information Center of Ministry of Health and Medical Education, as saying.


The number of the novel coronavirus cases in Israel has risen to 8,018, the Israeli Ministry of Health said Sunday.

The ministry reported three new death cases from the novel coronavirus, bringing the death toll to 46.

Source: Xinhua

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