Rabat, November 13th. Xinhua News Agency reporters in the Middle East region: Coronavirus Pandemic continues to spread in the Middle East. Morocco, Algeria, and the Palestinian Gaza Strip reported new highs in the number of new cases on the 12th, and Iran, the most severely affected country, reported new cases in a single day. The number of cases has increased by more than 10,000.
The Iranian Ministry of Health said on the 12th that there were 11,517 new confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Iran, 457 new deaths, and 5,461 new cases cured; a total of 726,585 confirmed cases, a total of 40,121 deaths, and a total of 541,566 cured cases.
According to data released by the Ministry of Health of Morocco on the 12th, the country has 6195 new confirmed cases of Coronavirus in the past 24 hours, setting a record for the highest number of new confirmed cases in a single day since the outbreak; a total of 276,821 confirmed cases, a total of 4570 deaths, and a total of 226,040 cured cases.
The pandemic data released by the Palestinian Ministry of Health on the 12th showed that in the past 24 hours, 823 new cases were confirmed, a total of 72,967 cases; 5 new deaths, a total of 617 cases; 657 new cases were cured, a total of 64,431 cases. In the densely populated Gaza Strip, 311 new cases were confirmed on the same day, a total of 9,542 cases; 1 new death, a total of 44 cases; 282 new cases were cured, a total of 6,418 cases.
In Algeria on the 12th, 851 newly diagnosed cases, a total of 65108 cases; a total of 2111 deaths; a total of 43437 cases were cured. The country’s newly confirmed cases hit a record high for 3 consecutive days. Epidemiologist Professor Mohamed Belhochin said that the peak of the pandemic was due to the fact that the people did not strictly observe the epidemic prevention measures a few weeks ago, and there is a risk of insufficient medical conditions.
The Ministry of Health of Jordan said on the 12th that a total of 24,128 people were tested for the Coronavirus on the same day. There were 5,685 new confirmed cases, a total of 132,086 cases; 80 new deaths, a total of 1,547 cases. According to Jordan’s Petra News Agency, Jordan’s Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Naif Fayez was diagnosed with Coronavirus on the 12th. He said he is currently in stable physical condition and is in self-isolation.
Kuwait added 773 new confirmed cases on the 12th, a total of 134932 cases; a total of 830 deaths; a total of 125593 cases were cured. On the same day, the Ministry of Health of Kuwait formally requested the Ministry of Education to change all stages of student examinations to online until the students can receive Coronavirus vaccine.
The Ministry of Health of Saudi Arabia announced on the 12th that 311 new cases were confirmed in the country on the same day, a total of 352160 cases; a total of 5605 deaths; a total of 339,114 cases were cured. Saudi Arabia’s Assistant Minister of Health Abdullah Asiri said on the 11th that Saudi Arabia has signed an agreement to obtain two or three vaccines that have entered the final stage of clinical trials in advance.
Data released by the Lebanese Ministry of Health on the 12th showed that 1,847 newly diagnosed cases, a total of 100,703 cases; a total of 775 deaths; and a total of 55,706 cured cases. The Ministry of Interior of Lebanon issued a decree on the 12th to “close the city” from 5:00 on the 14th to 5:00 on the 30th. During this period, there will be a curfew from 17:00 to 5:00 the next day; vehicles are restricted to odd and even numbers; all shopping malls, restaurants, bars, etc. are closed; beaches and public swimming pools are closed.
Some countries in the Middle East updated the cumulative number of confirmed cases on the 12th: 511,806 in Iraq; 404,894 in Turkey; 322,068 in Israel; 119,442 in Oman; 135,132 in Qatar; 1100,95 in Egypt; 76,106 in Tunisia; 71,804 in Libya; 6,486 in Syria .