Earlier, OPEC+ adopted a declaration of cooperation that envisages a three-stage reduction of oil production compared to the level of October 2018.
Until recently, India has managed to keep the COVID-19 outbreak under control, but since cases started rising steadily in mid-March, the government has been mulling over further steps. Indian commentators have assessed New Delhi's coronavirus response and shed light on the country's potential to curb the crisis.
The number of coronavirus cases registered globally reached 1,601,018, including 354,972 recoveries and 95,718 deaths, according to the latest statistics collected by Johns Hopkins University.
Last Friday, UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock said that the COVID-19 outbreak in the United Kingdom is expected to reach its peak as soon as mid-April, prompting the country to seek medical equipment internationally due to the inability of national manufactures to produce the needed amount in time.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Saudi Arabia, which is currently holding the G20 presidency, will gather the group’s energy ministers on Friday for an extraordinary virtual meeting to discuss how to stabilize the oil market and mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
In 2015, the World Health Organization came up with new guidelines for naming the newly discovered diseases in order to minimize offense to the cultural, social, national, regional or other groups.
Google has been collecting information from people’s smartphones to determine where they go and how often they leave home during the COVID-19 pandemic, a move that is akin to dystopian surveillance measures, Alan MacLeod, journalist, author and member of the Glasgow University Media Group, told Radio Sputnik’s Political Misfits Thursday.
As the US has currently logged more COVID-19 cases than any other country, China has ceased reporting new instances of the disease, lifting the 76-day lockdown of its city of Wuhan, which was once the epicenter of the pandemic.