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Spain coronavirus outbreak ‘close to peaking’

The coronavirus death toll in Spain surged over 5,600 on Saturday after a record 832 people died in 24...

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India needs at least 38 million masks to fight coronavirus

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India needs at least 38 million masks and 6.2 million pieces of personal protective equipment...

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Virus infections top 600,000 globally with long fight ahead

BERLIN (AP) — The number of confirmed coronavirus infections worldwide topped 600,000 on Saturday as new cases stacked up...

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‘I struggled to breathe:’ Dybala reveals coronavirus nightmare

Juventus star Paulo Dybala revealed Friday how he “struggled to breathe” after contracting coronavirus which has killed over 9,000...

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All banks in shopping malls and hypermarkets closed today and tomorrow

All state and privately owned bank branches and financial institutions located in shopping malls and hypermarkets, which usually operate...

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UK PM Boris Johnson has coronavirus

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he has tested positive for coronavirus. “Over the last 24 hours I have...

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More public venues in Bangkok face closure

More public venues in Thailand’s capital face closure, from tomorrow until end of April, as the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration...

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Analysis: Thais hopeful but many wary of military-style ‘emergency’

The state of emergency declared by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on Wednesday targets a new national threat that even...

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In virus fight, Singapore may jail people who stand close

Singaporeans could be jailed for up to six months if they intentionally stand close to someone else, under tough...

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Thai army officers involved in boxing event transferred to inactive posts

An army general, who is also the manager of the Lumpini boxing stadium, the scene of a COVID-19 cluster...

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Thai chef in NYC dies of COVID-19

A Thai chef, working at a Thai restaurant in New York City, died of COVID-19 today.   A Facebook...

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COVID-19 as of March 25, 2020

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Prayut: I am in charge of this mission

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said today that Thailand has reached a turning point in its fight against the coronavirus...

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Thailand reports 107 new COVID-19 cases, including two doctors

The Thai Public Health Ministry reported 107 new COVID-19 cases today (Wednesday), including two medical professionals, bringing the total...

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Filipino shares his experiences as coronavirus survivor

BANGKOK (AP) — When Carlo Navarro, his wife and 15-year-old daughter visited Japan from the Philippines in February, they...

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Opinion: Prayut needs a real “conversation” with the people

The decision on Tuesday to impose a nation-wide state of emergency was supposed to be the most drastic action...

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THAI suspends all operations until May 31st

Thai Airways International has become another victim of COVID-19, as the loss-ridden national flag carrier immediately suspends all operations...

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Masks a must for all train passengers

Starting today commuters using all rail systems, including BTS and underground trains, are required to wear masks.   Face...

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Situation COVID-19 Worldwide as of March 24, 2020

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S.Africa orders lockdown as continent moves to stop virus spread

Numerous sub-Saharan countries acted to stem the spread of coronavirus on Monday, with South Africa announcing a soldier-patrolled lockdown...

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Italy coronavirus deaths jump by almost 800, government shuts most workplaces

ROME (Reuters) – Italy recorded a jump in deaths from coronavirus of almost 800 on Saturday, taking the toll...

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Covid-19: Nearly one billion confined to homes

Almost one billion people were confined to their homes worldwide on Saturday as the global coronavirus death toll topped...

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Ex-deputy commerce minister Banyin sentenced to eight years in prison

Former Deputy Commerce minister Banyin Tangpakorn was sentenced to eight years in prison on Friday, after the Bangkok South...

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Only collective action will prevent a lockdown — Anutin

Deputy Prime Minister and Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul today called for collective efforts by all Thais to fight...

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New flight rules cause confusion among Thais overseas wanting to fly home

The new anti-virus restrictions, just announced by the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT), requiring airlines to demand “fit...

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Thailand reports 50 new COVID-19 cases Friday, including a 6-month old baby

Fifty new COVID-19 cases were reported Friday morning, by the Thai Ministry of Public Health, including a six-month old...

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Fighting COVID-19 is like running a marathon – Dr. Yong Poovorawan

Fighting COVID-19 is a long-haul battle, like running a marathon, as the contagion will remain with mankind for a...

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Trump focuses attention on possible coronavirus treatments

President Donald Trump focused attention on possible treatments for the new coronavirus on Thursday, citing potential use of a...

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Chachoengsao governor orders 224 people into home quarantine

Chachoengsao provincial governor Rapee Pongbuppakit has quarantined himself and has notified 224 others, who were in close contact with...

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Ich Bin Ein Berliner – During Coronavirus Pandemic

COVID-19 has shut down the German capital. How are residents coping?

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Stringent restrictions imposed on airline arrivals in Thailand

The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) has imposed stringent restrictions on both Thai and non-Thai citizens arriving from...

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Olympic flame lands in Japan as doubts grow over Tokyo Games

MATSUSHIMA AIR BASE, Japan (AP) — The Olympic flame arrived in Japan on Friday from Greece in a scaled-down...

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California governor orders entire state to stay at home

All 40 million residents of California were Thursday ordered to stay at home indefinitely in a bid to battle the coronavirus...

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Wuhan reports no new virus cases, offering hope to world

BEIJING (AP) — Last month, Wuhan was overwhelmed with thousands of new cases of coronavirus each day. But in...

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Australia, New Zealand move to seal borders to curb virus

Australia and New Zealand moved to seal off their borders Thursday, announcing unprecedented bans on entry for non-residents in...

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Emerging infectious diseases expert warns “Time is running out for Thailand”

Chulalongkorn University’s Centre for Emerging Infectious Diseases chief, Dr. Thiravat Hemachudha, has warned the Thai government that time is...

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Celebrities get virus tests, raising concerns of inequality

WASHINGTON (AP) — Celebrities, politicians and professional athletes faced a backlash this week as many revealed that they had...

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Foreigners can claim medical expenses from state for virus treatment in Thailand

Foreign visitors, who are treated for COVID-19 in Thailand, and those who are placed under investigation pending COVID-19 test...

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Best strategies against virus: Track, isolate, communicate

SINGAPORE (AP) — Singapore, a tiny city-state of less than 6 million people, had one of the earliest and...

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Thailand’s army launches anti-COVID-19 clean-up in the capital

Army Commander-in-Chief General Apirat Kongsompong has ordered troops of the First Army Region to clean roads and footpaths throughout...

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“Stop it. It’s not sensible, it’s not helpful and I’ve got to say, it’s been one of the most...

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Massive Bangladesh coronavirus prayer gathering sparks outcry

A massive coronavirus prayer session with tens of thousands of devotees sparked an outcry in Bangladesh Wednesday as the...

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Virus deadly for what is seen as weak leadership

An outcry over the Prayut government’s failure to combat the new coronavirus pandemic has grown into widespread calls for...

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British schools struggle to stay open amid coronavirus outbreak

LONDON (Reuters) – Schools across Britain were struggling to stay open on Wednesday, with some forced to partially or...

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Governments grapple with virus border closures, lockdowns

BERLIN (AP) — Governments grappled Wednesday with how to implement border closures, travel restrictions and lockdowns that have caused...

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Commentary: COVID-19 realigns everyone’s priorities

What humans young or old assume to be “important” are going out one by one. Some stock market activities...

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35 new COVID-19 cases reported today, bringing total in Thailand to over 200

The Thai Ministry of Public Health today reported 35 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of infections in...

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Number of infections as of March 17, 2020

 

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UEFA postpones Euro 2020 becomes Euro 2021

The European Championship, due to be played in June and July this year, has been postponed until 2021 because...

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Trump presses for $1 trillion stimulus as U.S. coronavirus deaths cross 100

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – The Trump administration pressed on Tuesday for enactment of a $1 trillion stimulus package, possibly...

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China expels US journalists in biggest crackdown in years

BEIJING (AFP) — China on Wednesday expelled American journalists at The New York Times, The Washington Post and The...

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Govt risks losing trust in war against virus with poor communication

Public outcry about the government’s handling of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis has been growing louder, and the reason...

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Covid-19: Entertainment venues to be closed for 14 days, sporting events suspended

All entertainment places in and around Bangkok, including pubs, massage parlours, nightclubs and movie houses, will be closed for...

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18 injured in two explosions in front of SBPAC office in Thailand’s Yala province

18 people were injured in two explosions, believed to be caused by devices detonated by southern insurgents, in front...

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Covid-19: Entertainment, sports venues to be closed for 14 days

All entertainment places and sports venues in and around Bangkok, including pubs, massage parlours and nightclubs, will be closed...

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Five policemen injured in two explosions in Yala province

At least five policemen were injured in two explosions, in front of the Southern Border Provinces Administrative Centre, in...

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Thailand reports 30 new COVID-19 cases

Thirty new COVID-19 cases were reported by the Thai Ministry of Public Health this morning, bringing the total number...

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Pakistan PM warns new virus may devastate developing nations

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan’s prime minister said Monday he fears the new coronavirus will devastate the economies of developing...

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Malaysia closes borders, schools and businesses as virus tally climbs

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Malaysia will shut its borders to travellers, restrict internal movement, close schools and universities and...

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Coronavirus ‘not under control’ – Trump

US President Donald Trump acknowledges pandemic may send US economy into recession and suggests nation may be dealing with...

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Europe locks down as global virus panic spreads

European leaders are set to ban non-essential travel into the continent on Tuesday, the latest drastic attempt to curb...

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UK closes down social life as coronavirus outbreak accelerates

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday shut down social life in Britain and ordered the most...

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Covid-19: Mass gatherings banned, Songkran holiday postponed

The Prayut government today announced a series of measures aimed at containing the spread of the deadly coronavirus that...

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Pita, Piyabutr and Pannika acknowledge charges related to Skywalk protest

Kao Klai (Move Forward) party leader Pita Limjaroenrat, former Future Forward secretary-general Piyabutr Saengkanokkul and former spokeswoman Pannika Wanich...

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Buri Ram partially locks down the province to stem COVID-19 spread

Buri Ram has become the first province in Thailand to announce a partial lockdown to restrict the spread of...

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Pope in dramatic visit to empty Rome to pray for end of virus

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Pope Francis ventured into a deserted Rome on Sunday to pray at two shrines for...

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Singer Lydia Sarunrat reveals that she has COVID-19

Well known singer Lydia Sarunrat announced via Instagram today that she has contracted COVID-19 from her husband, TV celebrity...

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The US Government official: Coronavirus vaccine trial starts Monday

WASHINGTON (AP) — The first participant in a clinical trial for a vaccine to protect against the new coronavirus...

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More people linked to boxing stadium infected with COVID-19

More people, who were at the Lumpini boxing stadium in Bangkok’s Ramintra area on March 6th, together with TV...

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Italy reports one-day record coronavirus deaths, hospitals in crisis

ROME (AFP) – Italy on Sunday reported a one-day record death toll and leaders warned of a bed and...

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One last event before Harry and Meghan bow out

Prince Harry and his wife Meghan will make their last official appearance as senior royals on Monday, joining Queen...

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Women fill streets of world’s cities with call for justice

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Women filled the streets of the world’s largest cities Sunday to protest gender violence and...

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US virus cases pass 500 as California readies for cruise ship arrival

The number of US coronavirus cases soared past 500 Sunday, including two further deaths, as California braced for the...

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Number of infections as of March 6, 2020

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Low key Songkran celebrations this year as coronavirus concerns grow

The annual Songkran water festival, in mid-April, has become the latest casualty of COVID-19, as organizers cancel several festive...

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New coronavirus infections may drop to zero by end-March in Wuhan: Chinese government expert

BEIJING (Reuters) – Wuhan, the epicenter of China’s coronavirus epidemic, will likely see new infections drop to zero by the...

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South Korea promises to observe Thai workers for 14 days before they fly home

Thailand has asked South Korea to keep Thai workers within the country for 14 days of health observation before...

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Coronavirus triggers work-from-home trend in Seattle

Tech firms in Seattle, a new focal point for the coronavirus epidemic, were telling employees this week to take...

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‘This is not a drill’: WHO urges the world to fight virus

BANGKOK (AP) — The global march of the new virus triggered a vigorous appeal from the World Health Organization...

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Thais returning from high-risk areas to face legal action if they don’t self-quarantine

Thailand’s Disease Control Department (DCD) has issued a stern warning, to all Thais returning from high-risk areas, that failure...

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Government launches “Have Problems, Consult PM” program

Thailand’s government has launched a new program, called “Have Problems, Consult the PM”, to enable members of the public...

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Thailand reports 4 new COVID-19 cases

Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health reported four new COVID-19 cases today, two Thais, one Italian and a Chinese, bringing...

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How Prayut government finds itself in a state of flux

Thailand, like many places in the world, is facing a medical and economic crisis brought about by the fearsome...

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Rise of campus activism

Thailand is seeing a sudden rash of campus rallies at universities across the country. Are they really spontaneous or...

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U.S. virus death toll hits 11; feds investigate nursing home

SEATTLE (AP) — Federal authorities announced an investigation of the Seattle-area nursing home at the center of an outbreak...

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Panic buying follows coronavirus across the globe

Shelves are being stripped bare of toilet rolls, hand sanitiser and surgical masks everywhere from Japan to France to...

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Former DSI chief Tharit Pengdit gets to two years in prison for abuse of power

Thailand’s Appeals Court has overturned the Criminal Court’s acquittal of former Department of Special Investigation (DSI) director-general Tharit Pengdit...

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Italy shuts schools as global coronavirus battle intensifies

Europe’s coronavirus hotspot Italy shut all schools and universities on Wednesday in a bid to stop the deadly disease...

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Number of infections as of March 4, 2020

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WHO warns of global shortage of medical equipment to fight coronavirus

WASHINGTON/GENEVA (Reuters) – The World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday warned of a global shortage and price gouging for...

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Japan’s Hokkaido reports three more coronavirus infections

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido reported three more cases of coronavirus infections on Wednesday, bringing the...

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China’s schools, forced online by virus, run into censors

BEIJING (AP) — Less than 30 minutes into a lecture on bioinformatics, Chu Xinjian’s class was abruptly cut short....

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Thousands wait for hospital beds in South Korea

SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea reported 516 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday as thousands of sick people waited for...

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Special buses will take Thai workers home when they return from South Korea

Special transport has been arranged, by the state-run Transport Company, to take returning Thai workers from the airports their...

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How Malaysia’s ruling coalition created its own mess

People outside Malaysia must have been caught by surprise by the recent political developments in Malaysia. One key question...

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Indonesia shuts airport after Java volcano erupts

JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesia’s Mount Merapi volcano erupted on Tuesday morning, sending a 6-km (3.7 mile) column of ash...

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Number of infections as of March 3, 2020

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Handshake? No thanks: coronavirus changes global habits

Say no to a handshake, refuse every peck on the cheek and definitely avoid hugging. Instead, try a direct...

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Adviser to Iran’s top leader dies of coronavirus

TEHRAN (AP) — An adviser to Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has died from the new coronavirus, becoming...

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