Topics : Deaths in Iran from coronavirus have hit 43, the highest number outside China, and the total number of infected people has risen to 593, an Iranian health official said on Saturday.The country is at the epicenter of the outbreak in the region, with several countries in the Middle East reporting cases of the coronavirus stemming from Iran.”Unfortunately nine people died of the virus in the last 24 hours, increasing the death toll to 43,” Health Ministry spokesman Kianush Jahanpur told state TV, calling on people to stay at home. Health Minister Saeed Namaki on Friday warned of “a very difficult week” ahead in Iran, which only announced its first infections and deaths from the coronavirus on Feb. 19 and where the death rate among confirmed cases has been around 10%, compared to around 3% elsewhere.Tehran has ordered the shutting of schools until Tuesday and extended the closure of universities and a ban on concerts and sports events for a week. Authorities have also banned visits to hospitals and nursing homes.Several high-ranking officials, including a vice minister, the deputy health minister and five lawmakers, have tested positive for the virus as the outbreak forced Iran’s clerical rulers to close the parliament and impose internal travel bans.One lawmaker, elected in Iran’s Feb. 21 polls, has died of the coronavirus, Iranian media reported on Saturday. The government spokesman will hold his weekly news conference online due to the outbreak, the semi-official Mehr news agency reported.The foreign ministry advised Iranians to avoid trips to South Korea, which on Saturday reported its largest daily increase in the number of infections yet, with the total number rising by 813 to 3,150. The death toll stood at 17, up four from a day earlier.Saudi Arabia is now the only Gulf Arab state not to have reported any cases of the coronavirus, which has infected about 80,000 people and killed more than 2,800, mostly in China.”This is an international problem and all nations should work together to overcome the coronavirus crisis,” Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told Qatar’s ruler Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani on Saturday by telephone, state TV reported.However, Iran has rejected as “ridiculous” a US offer to help with the outbreak.Tensions have been high between Tehran and Washington since 2018, when US President Donald Trump pulled out from a 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and six major powers and reimposed sanctions, which have battered the Islamic Republic’s economy.Iranian authorities said the US sanctions were hampering Tehran’s ability to get medical supplies from other countries, something which Washington has denied.
Overwhelming response to new Herston development Mr Monahan said the development had achieved a six-leaf EnviroDevelopment Certification due to a strong emphasis on sustainability through eco-friendly design elements. An artist’s impression of what the building will look like dusk at Amparo by Mosaic.Mosaic managing director Brook Monahan said the position meant the view would never built out, which offered maximised growth potential. “Not only does it have a highly sought-after northeast aspect and a protected view corridor, but all kitchens and bathrooms are 100 per cent custom designed, right down to the tiniest detail,” Mr Monohan said.“The attention to detail is flawless, Amparo will be a truly special place to live.”He said Mosaic took a “holistic” approach to their developments and the entire project would be managed in-house. The proposed view from Amparo’s penthouse.A Taringa development will offer the chance to secure never-to-be-built out city views with a northeast aspect.Mosaic’s latest project Amparo at Taringa, is set to be built in a protected corridor at an elevated position on Swann Rd. >>FOLLOW EMILY BLACK ON FACEBOOK<< More than 150 new homes earmarked for Wooloowin MORE: More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus16 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market16 hours agoAn artist’s impression of the kitchen space.“We control every individual process involved, from the research, feasibility and due diligence before purchasing a site, all the way through design, construction, to the managing of your investment, ensuring you receive the best possible returns and that the property stays in the best possible condition well into the future.”Mr Monahan said once completed the $18 million development would be five-storeys tall, with two ground floor terrace residences opening on to private courtyards. An artist’s impression of the bathroom.Mosaic lead architect Peter Navin said the development employed timeless architectural elements, and would add a new twist of style to Taringa with its spacious, light-filled apartments and carefully selected designer fixtures.“Penthouse apartments are pavilion-inspired, boasting a stylish and functional thin-profile floating roof form with large overhangs to provide extended shade,” Mr Navin said.“The top-floor apartments are defined by floor-to-ceiling glazing to capture the best of the site’s northern aspect.“Stunning vistas are available to all residents with a rooftop communal area positioned to capture the leafy suburban aspect and mountain views. “(There will be) three levels with four luxury apartments, all with views of the city or suburban outlooks and crowned by one three bedroom prestigious residence with outstanding views, as well as one two bedroom apartment, which one of our key staff members has purchased as an owner occupier.”