The global coronavirus pandemic has affected more than five million people, with over 334,000 deaths. Here are coronavirus-related updates for May 22:
Iraq's health ministry, the only official outlet for information on the coronavirus, dismissed the reports. The ministry said the total number of confirmed cases stands at 772, with 54 deaths.
More than 18,500 people have died from Covid-19 globally, according to the Johns Hopkins pandemic tracker.
President Maithripala Sirisena orders emergency for another 30 days, citing "public security," a month after deadly Easter bombings killed 258 people.
Health officials say 93 people were hospitalised with 29 on ventilator support after eating "toxic rice" at a Hindu temple in southern Karnataka state.
Around 29 patients, 17 of them children, have been rescued from the besieged Syrian area since Tuesday night under a deal between opposition-backed fighters and regime forces.
After initially denying any responsibility, the Saudi-led coalition says on Sunday it is ready to launch a probe into the "regrettable and painful" strike that killed more than 140 people.
At least 18 dead and over 20 injured in an attack in Ain al-Tamer, a town near Karbala in Iraq. DAESH claims responsibility through its news agency.
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