The coronavirus exploded across the Middle East on Monday as four countries reported infections for the first time, deaths in Iran rose sharply, and arguments erupted in a Kuwait hotel over quarantine.
Coronavirus in Iran
Due to #CoronavirusOutbreak in #Iran, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Afghanistan & Pakistan close borders with Iran. Jordan, Iraq, Armenia & Kuwait restrict access. Georgia closes flights.— Ali Arouzi (@aliarouzi) February 23, 2020
People are panicking, goods are skyrocketing, currency is plummeting & supplies are hard to come by.
IRAQ's 1st confirmed #COVID19 came from IRAN:— Michael Tanchum (@michaeltanchum) February 24, 2020
IRAN #COVID19 Crosses Borders to NOW 7 Countries:
Kuwait did *NOT* Quarantine Evacuees
--- Reported but not confirmed