Coronavirus cases in Russia rise to 147 over past day

18.03.2020 [18:18]
The number of the novel coronavirus cases in Russia has grown from 114 to 147, and 31 of the new cases are in Moscow, the city’s anti-coronavirus crisis center told reporters on Wednesday, according to TASS. ...

China begins clinical trials for its first coronavirus vaccine

18.03.2020 [16:45]
China has launched the clinical trials for its first coronavirus vaccine, which is developed by the country's top military bio-warfare expert and her team. Chen Wei, the lead researcher, announced last night that Beijing has granted permission ...

Turkey confirms first death from coronavirus

18.03.2020 [10:27]
Turkey confirmed its first death from the coronavirus late Tuesday, according to its health minister, Anadolu Agency reports. A patient, 89, died while 51 additional cases were diagnosed, Fahrettin Koca said at a news conference. With the new figures, the number of confirmed cases ...

Shinzo Abe and other G7 leaders vow to do whatever necessary to beat coronavirus shock

17.03.2020 [19:38]
Leaders of the Group of Seven industrialized nations said they will do “whatever is necessary” to ride out the coronavirus pandemic shock, ranging from deploying fiscal measures to supporting efforts to develop a vaccine, according to The Japan Times ...

Turkey confirms 29 new cases of coronavirus

17.03.2020 [10:26]
Turkey announced new confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus late Monday as it continued efforts to curb its spread, Anadolu Agency reports. Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said 29 more people have been diagnosed with the virus, bringing the total number ...

Turkey neutralizes 11 PKK terrorists in N. Syria

16.03.2020 [13:24]
The Turkish army "neutralized" 11 YPG/PKK terrorists attempting to infiltrate northern Syrian territories, the National Defense Ministry said on Monday, according to Anadolu Agency. "11 YPG/PKK terrorists, who were attempting to ...

State of emergency: Australia steps up efforts to curtail coronavirus

16.03.2020 [10:25]
Australia’s capital and the country’s second most populous state declared states of emergency on Monday while large, non-essential gatherings were banned in a bid to slow the spread of coronavirus after the national death toll rose to five, according to Reuters ...

Prime Minister Scott Morrison announces drastic new travel measures starting on Sunday

15.03.2020 [15:44]
All international travelers will be required to self-isolate upon arrival in Australia for 14 days in a bid to contain the spread of coronavirus, according to 7 News. Following a meeting with state and territory leaders under a new national cabinet, Prime Minister Scott Morrison ...

Turkey, Russia agree to start joint patrols in Syria's Idlib

15.03.2020 [14:07]
Turkish and Russian officials agreed Friday to start joint patrols in Syria’s Idlib at the weekend, Turkey’s defense minister said, following a fragile cease-fire in the last rebel stronghold. “Both sides have signed the prepared text, and it has entered into force ...

Rouhani calls for taking collective measures in fight against coronavirus

15.03.2020 [13:53]
Iran's President Hassan Rouhani in a letter on Saturday called on the leaders of the regional and international states to take collective measures in fight against the spread of the coronavirus, according to IRNA. No state is able to manage the dangerous crisis alone, the President added in the letter ...

France takes coronavirus precautions ahead of municipal elections

15.03.2020 [12:59]
French municipal elections go ahead on Sunday amid reassurances from the government that all necessary safety precautions are being taken against the spread of the coronavirus, according to France 24. French voters will choose their mayors and regional representatives for the next five ...

Europe becomes epicenter of coronavirus pandemic: WHO chief

14.03.2020 [13:48]
The head of the World Health Organization said Friday that Europe has become the epicenter of the new coronavirus after the illness raged in China and elsewhere around the world, according to Kyodo news ...

Premier League suspended as coronavirus continues to trouble football

14.03.2020 [13:23]
The Premier League season has been suspended until April 3 at the earliest due to the widespread coronavirus outbreak, following an emergency meeting on Friday, according to ESPN ...

Erdogan, Macron, Merkel to have video call amid fear of virus

14.03.2020 [11:06]
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will have a video conference call with France leader and German chancellor for a summit on March 17 over the fears of coronavirus, presidential sources said on Friday, according to Anadolu Agency ...

Abe, Trump hold phone talks after US leader suggests postponing Tokyo Olympics

14.03.2020 [11:05]
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and US President Donald Trump held telephone talks Friday traversing Japan's continued preparations for Tokyo to host the Olympic and Paralympic Games this summer, according to China Daily ...

Number of coronavirus cases in Russia rises from 34 to 45

13.03.2020 [21:11]
The total amount of coronavirus cases in Russia has risen from 34 to 45 in the past 24 hours, Russia’s task force for combating and preventing the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) told reporters on Friday, TASS reports ...

Austria reports first coronavirus death, man of 69

12.03.2020 [18:12]
A 69-year-old man has died in Vienna after contracting the new coronavirus, Austria’s first death in the rapidly spreading epidemic, city authorities said on Thursday, according to Reuters. Austria has confirmed 302 cases so far, and four people have recovered ...

Trump imposes major restrictions on travel from 26 European countries

12.03.2020 [13:55]
President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that he would ban many foreign travelers from Europe for the next 30 days amid the growing coronavirus outbreak. "The European Union failed to take the same precautions and ...

WHO declares virus pandemic

12.03.2020 [10:38]
The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the coronavirus outbreak, which has spread to at least 114 countries around the world, a pandemic with Italy tightening its quarantine and the US imposing a ban on flights to Europe. "We have called every day for countries to take urgent and aggressive action ...