Middle East Pandemic Cairo, November 8th reporters in the Middle East region reported: On the 8th, the pandemic in the Middle East continued to spread. The cumulative number of confirmed cases in Iraq approached 500,000, while the number of confirmed cases in Jordan, Morocco and other countries still maintained a high growth. In the severe pandemic situation, many countries in the Middle East have introduced new prevention and control measures.
The Iraqi Ministry of Health said on the 8th that there were 2530 new confirmed cases and a total of 498,549 confirmed cases; 44 new deaths and a total of 11,327 deaths; 3002 new cases were cured, and a total of 428,928 were cured. Iraqi Health Minister Hassan Tamimi said that the current cure rate of the coronavirus in Iraq has reached 86%, and the pandemic is in a controllable stage.
The Iranian Ministry of Health said on the 8th that in the past 24 hours, there were 9,236 new confirmed cases in the country, and a total of 682,486 confirmed cases; 459 new deaths, a record high since the outbreak, with a total of 38,291 deaths; 5,176 new cured cases. A total of 520329 cases were cured. Iranian Health Minister Namaki said on the 8th that the country will start using the rapid detection reagent for the new coronavirus next week, which can detect results within 30 minutes with an accuracy rate of more than 98%. The government will strive to achieve the goal of producing 180,000 rapid test reagents per day, and expand the scope of virus detection as much as possible.
The Ministry of Health of Jordan said on the 8th that there were 4,519 new confirmed cases in the country and a total of 109,321 confirmed cases; 52 new deaths and a total of 1,233 deaths. The Jordanian government said on the same day that it has signed cooperation agreements with some private hospitals and companies. In the near future, it will gradually increase the number of wards for the treatment of coronavirus patients and build more shelter hospitals to cope with the worsening pandemic.
The data released by the Ministry of Health of Lebanon on the 8th showed that there were 1,139 new confirmed cases in the country, a total of 94236 confirmed cases, a total of 723 deaths, and a total of 46,602 cured cases. Facing the deteriorating pandemic situation, the Lebanese Presidential Palace issued a statement that day that President Aoun will hold a high-level security meeting to discuss how to respond to the pandemic.
Algeria announced on the 8th that there were 670 new confirmed cases in the country, a total of 62,051 confirmed cases, a total of 2,048 deaths, and a total of 42,097 cases were cured. Algeria introduced new pandemic prevention measures on the same day, including extending the implementation time of curfew measures in many places, delaying the start of schools and vocational education institutions, and banning public and private transportation on weekends.
According to data released by the Israeli Ministry of Health on the 8th, there were 292 new confirmed cases and a total of 319,241 confirmed cases; 10 new deaths and a total of 2674 deaths; 1090 new cured cases and a total of 308,563 cured cases. According to the resolution of the Israeli New coronavirus Cabinet, Israel will further relax the pandemic prevention and control measures from the 8th, allowing street shops to reopen, but there is a certain limit on the number of people in the store.
According to data released by the Moroccan Ministry of Health on the 8th, in the past 24 hours, the country has newly confirmed 4596 cases, a total of 256,781 confirmed cases, a total of 209,801 cured cases, and a total of 4,272 deaths. In view of the continued spread of the coronavirus pandemic, the Moroccan government recently decided to extend the national public health emergency until December 10.
Some countries in the Middle East updated the cumulative number of confirmed cases on the 8th: Turkey 395255 cases, Saudi Arabia 350592 cases, UAE 142143 cases, Qatar 134203 cases, Kuwait 131743 cases, Oman 118140 cases, Egypt 109201 cases, Bahrain 83456 cases, Tunisia 71119 Examples include 70,161 in Palestine, 68,117 in Libya, 14090 in Sudan, and 6,215 in Syria. (Notewriter: Li Binian; participating reporters: Ma Yichong, Pan Xiaojing, Yang Yuanyong, Su Xiaopo, Xiong Sihao, Huang Ling, Tu Yifan, Zheng Siyuan, Li Liangyong, Chen Binjie, Zhang Miao, Shi Yang, Wang Feng, Wang Wei, Ji Ze, Zheng Yihan, Shang Hao)