The Middle East is grappling with the coronavirus pandemic, as about 2,000 have died around the region and tens of thousands more are infected. Countries are unequally attempting to “flatten their curves” by slowing the spread of the contagion, but which countries in the region are winning the battle against COVID-19?
A woman is pushed on a wheelchair as she arrives at a Kuwaiti health ministry containment and screening zone for coronavirus disease for expatriates returning from Egypt, Syria, and Lebanon, in Kuwait City on March 15, 2020. (AFP)
General view of Kaaba at the Grand Mosque, after Saudi authorities suspended Umrah amid the fear of coronavirus outbreak, at Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, March 5, 2020. (Reuters)