Saudi Arabia’s health ministry announces two more deaths, 110 new coronavirus cases

  • The two latest people to die from the virus were residents of Madinah
  • The case total in the country has reached 1,563
By Arab News ·


LIVE: The world remains on high alert as coronavirus sends shockwaves through fragile countries

  • Governments have been launching financial stimulus packages to support their economies
By Arab News ·


Kingdom’s embassies offer crucial lifeline for Saudis stranded abroad due to pandemic

  • Saudis stranded abroad by coronavirus tell Arab News how they cope
By Mohammed Qenan - NOOR NUGALI ·


Health officials in Yemen urge truce to fight virus

By Saeed Al-Batati ·

More than 2,500 people leave coronavirus quarantine in Saudi Arabia

  • The people leaving the hospitality facilities had tested negative for coronavirus
By Arab News ·


The race to build a Lebanese ventilator

  • Dr. Hussein Al-Hajj Hassan: We’re working to meet the MHRA specifications. We’re working in an incremental way, setting milestones and going forward toward each of them
  • MP Nehmat Frem: We’re fabricating the most complicated version of the ventilator — that is, the one used in ICUs
By Caline Malek ·


Afghanistan reopens borders with Iran despite virus threat 

  • Afghanistan said it would keep its main crossings open as, otherwise, returnees would reenter through illegal routes, increasing the risk of contamination
  • On average, at least 10,000 refugees have returned from Iran to Afghanistan every day over the past month through the official border crossing in western Herat province
By Sayed Salahuddin ·

Furniture giant IKEA making masks to help fight coronavirus

  • The first batches for European health care facilities are in transit
  • Several other companies are also working to help address an acute shortage of medical supplies
By Reuters ·

Wimbledon will be canceled, believes Jamie Murray

  • Tennis is at a standstill until June 7, with the entire European clay-court season already wiped out and the only Grand Slam event played on grass is expected to be officially canceled
  • Wimbledon organizers have ruled out playing the two-week tournament behind closed doors
By AFP ·

CNN's Cuomo says he has coronavirus, has shown symptoms

  • “I just hope I didn't give it to the kids and Cristina,” he tweeted
By AP ·