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Qatar’s coronavirus cases jump to 238

Qatar and a number of neighbouring Gulf states have closed all education institutes over fears of the spread of the virus. It also banned entry of travellers from 14 countries.

The 14 countries are China, Egypt, India, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Syria and Thailand.

Qatar Airways, the country’s national carrier, had already suspended flights to and from Italy, one of the hardest-hit countries.

Qatar and a number of neighbouring Gulf states have closed all education institutes over fears of the spread of the virus. It also banned entry of travellers from 14 countries.

The 14 countries are China, Egypt, India, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Syria and Thailand.

Qatar Airways, the country’s national carrier, had already suspended flights to and from Italy, one of the hardest-hit countries.

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