US Defense Secretary Mark Esper announced on Wednesday that the US was beginning "enhanced counter-narcotics operations" in the Caribbean Sea and eastern Pacific Ocean, saying "many criminal organizations are attempting to capitalize" on the COVID-19 crisis.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The Russian Federal State Statistics Service (Rosstat) said that the 2020 Russian Census was likely to be postponed to 2021 over the COVID-19 pandemic.
Earlier this week, the captain of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt, which has reported dozens of COVID-19 cases while at sea, wrote a scathing letter to US Navy leaders demanding support in quarantining his crew. Now, the acting Navy secretary has said he might face a reprimand for it.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - A 5.5 magnitude earthquake was registered on Thursday north of Timor-Leste, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said.
Brent, the global benchmark for crude, closed down 0.3 percent on the day to end March trading at $26.37 per barrel, falling 48 percent for the month and losing 61 percent for the quarter.
The United States is currently the nation hit hardest by the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19), topping the global infection tally with more than 206,200 cases registered, according to the Johns Hopkins University count.
Detecting cancer in its early stages has been a priority for researchers around the world. Some have been testing Artificial Intelligence (AI) as a timely detection method which could be the essential variable in preventing the disease from spreading and becoming fatal.
New Delhi (Sputnik): Despite strict implementation of the 21-day lockdown in India to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 infection, not everyone has complied with the draconian measures. In several cases, the police have become violent with violators, but they've also turned to theatrics to create awareness.