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World Coronavirus Dispatch: Iran sees Covid-19 scare lasting 1-2 years

From a prisoners' riot in Thailand to Iran's fears and China's comfort - here's a digest of international reports on Covid-19 to bring you up to speed with what's happening around the world

Medical staff of the Intensive Care Unit of the Casalpalocco COVID-19 Clinic in the outskirts of Rome tend to patients. Photo: PTI
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Medical staff of the Intensive Care Unit of the Casalpalocco COVID-19 Clinic in the outskirts of Rome tend to patients. Photo: PTI

Yuvraj Malik New Delhi
Europe is botched up, with deaths and new coronavirus cases continuing to rise. Spain on Sunday recorded 838 fatalities, bringing its toll to 6,528 – second only to Italy, which had on Friday confirmed a one-day record of 969.

The US, too, seems far from recovery. The number of cases in that country climbed to 8,238 overnight. President Donald Trump has said he is considering putting the New York region under quarantine, along with New Jersey and Connecticut.

Meanwhile, South Africa, the epicentre of the virus spread in the continent, is now under a lockdown. Most of the 59 million

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First Published: Mar 30 2020 | 7:04 AM IST

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