Coronavirus increases Iran's isolation, strains South Korea and Italy

Topics Coronavirus | Iran | South Korea

Iran's coronavirus death toll rose to 16 on Tuesday, the highest outside China, increasing its international isolation as dozens of countries from South Korea to Italy accelerated emergency measures to curb the epidemic's global spread. Believed to come from wildlife in Wuhan city late last year, the flu-like disease has infected 80,000 people and killed 2,663 in China.

But the World Health Organization (WHO) says the epidemic there has peaked and has been declining since Feb. 2. Beyond mainland China, however, it has.....

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