BEIRUT — Iraq and Lebanon extended on Thursday government-imposed restrictions on movement for two more weeks, the latest measures announced to stem the spread of the new coronavirus. In Iran, the death toll jumped by 157, prompting new steps to limit public gatherings and domestic travel. In Saudi Arabia, authorities announced a total lockdown on the capital, Riyadh, and Islam’s two holiest cities, Mecca and Medina, in addition to a nationwide curfew. In the United Arab Emirates, authorities announced an overnight weekend lockdown and used drones to tell residents to stay home. As countries in the region grapple with the fast-spreading virus, leaders of the world’s most powerful economies were to convene virtually in an effort to coordinate a response. The meeting for the Group of 20 nations was being chaired by Saudi Arabia’s King Salman and comes amid criticism that the world’s wealthiest countries have not taken cohesive action to combat the outbreak, which has shuttered businesses and forced well over a quarter of the world’s population into home isolation. Iraq’s Health Ministry reported a jump of coronavirus-related deaths by seven in 24 hours, according to a statement Thursday, the highest since the government began recording cases. At least


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