Australia scientists claimed that they have made a key breakthrough in a desperate bid to develop a vaccine for the killer coronavirus, known as COVID-19.
Health Ministry of Iran, on Friday, reported two more deaths in the country among 13 new cases of coronavirus that emerged in China.
Three patients have tested positive for the coronavirus in Iran, a health ministry spokesman said on Thursday.
Iranian authorities have ended a 14-day quarantine for dozens of students who had been flown back home from central China.
Another 70 people on board a quarantined cruise ship, Diamond Princess, in Japan have tested positive for the coronavirus.
The death toll from the new coronavirus outbreak jumped past 1,500 in China on Saturday as France reported the first death outside Asia.
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Friday talked with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif about China's fight against the novel coronavirus epidemic spread throughout the country.
More than 2,600 new cases were confirmed from a coronavirus outbreak in mainland China.
The tallies of confirmed cases in the United States raised to 14, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said.
The Chinese Grand Prix was postponed as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.