As the coronavirus outbreak continues to ravage Iran, US lawmakers Tuesday called on President Donald Trump to immediately relax crushing sanctions which are making it harder for people in the Persian nation to obtain vital medicines, medical equipment, and protective gear for health care workers.
'Pandemics know no borders': Democrats call on Trump admin to suspend sanctions on Iran during coronavirus outbreak
More than 120,000 people have signed a petition calling on news broadcasters to stop providing live coverage of the White House's briefings on the coronavirus outbreak.
Over 120,000 sign petition calling for end to live coverage of Trump's coronavirus briefings
Sheriff's deputies on Monday arrested the head of a Florida church, accusing him of ignoring local orders against mass gatherings due to the coronavirus pandemic and showing "reckless disregard for human life," authorities said.
Florida pastor arrested after holding church services despite coronavirus orders
The Pentagon has ordered military bases and combatant commands to withhold coronavirus case numbers, citing operational security concerns, thehill.com reported.
Pentagon orders military bases to stop releasing specific COVID-19 numbers
North Korea has denounced as “ludicrous” US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s remarks on maintaining international sanctions on the country, warning that Pyongyang could abandon denuclearization talks with Washington.
N Korea: Pompeo’s sanction remarks 'ludicrous'; ‘We will walk our way’
The Washington Post said in a report on Monday that US sanctions are hampering Iranian efforts to import medicine and other medical supplies to confront the coronavirus outbreak according to what health workers and sanctions experts say.
Washington Post: US sanctions hindering Iran’s access to drugs, medical equipment

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