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Live Updates: US Death Toll From COVID-19 Exceeds 30,000

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The pandemic continues spreading across the world, as countries introduce severe measures, closing borders, and prolonging quarantines and social distancing in order to stop the outbreaks of infection.

According to Johns Hopkins University, the pandemic has infected over 2,000,000 worldwide. The Wolrd Health Organisation (WHO) has confirmed 1,878,489 cases so far.

The United States remains the nation worst hit by the pandemic, with over 637,000 confirmed coronavirus cases and over 30,000 fatalities, according to Johns Hopkins University. New York City is the biggest centre of the outbreak with at least 118,302 infected. Over 10,800 people have succumbed to the disease there. In the meantime, the virus is also spreading in Europe, with Italy and Spain suffering most (almost 160,000 and 170,000 infected respectively, according to the WHO).

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03:38 GMT 16.04.2020
Number of COVID-19 Cases in India Reached 12,300 - Health Ministry
01:49 GMT 16.04.2020
Number of COVID-19 Fatalities in US Exceeds 30,000 - Johns Hopkins University
01:47 GMT 16.04.2020
South Korea Registers 10,600 Cases of COVID-19, 229 Dead, Over 7,700 Recovered
01:41 GMT 16.04.2020
46 New Cases of COVID-19 Registered in China Within 24 Hours, No Fatalities Reported
01:07 GMT 16.04.2020
Number of COVID-19 Infections in Latin America Nears 80,000, Data From Health Ministries Shows
01:04 GMT 16.04.2020
Number of COVID-19 Infections in Canada Exceeds 28,300, Over 1,000 Dead - Health Ministry
00:42 GMT 16.04.2020
US Registers About 2,500 Deaths From COVID-19 Within 24 Hours - Johns Hopkins University
00:21 GMT 16.04.2020
Number of Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Argentina Rises by 128 to 2,571 – Health Ministry

The death toll has increased by three to 112 people over the past 24 hours.

00:20 GMT 16.04.2020
448 New Cases of COVID-19, 43 More Deaths Registered in Mexico - Health Ministry

The number of confirmed cases had increased by 448 to 5,847 within this period of time. A total of 449 people have died from the disease.

23:02 GMT 15.04.2020
Number of COVID-19 Fatalities in US Exceeds 28,000 - Johns Hopkins University
22:23 GMT 15.04.2020
Trump Says US to Help Russia with Ventilators if Needed

"I think Russia is going to need ventilators. They are having a hard time in Moscow. We are going to help them", Trump said at a daily White House briefing on Wednesday.

22:22 GMT 15.04.2020
Number of Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in UAE Rises by 432 to 5,365 – Ministry of Health

The death toll from COVID-19 had risen by five to 33 people within the same period of time, the ministry added.

21:39 GMT 15.04.2020
Maryland Governor Orders Residents to Wear Masks in Stores, Public Transport
21:08 GMT 15.04.2020
Libya's Internationally-Recognised Gov't to Impose 10-Day Curfew Over COVID-19 on Friday
21:07 GMT 15.04.2020
New York State Reports 213,799 COVID-19 Cases, 11,586 Fatalities - Health Dept.
20:27 GMT 15.04.2020
Laos Extends COVID-19 Lockdown Until 3 May – Prime Minister
19:52 GMT 15.04.2020
Number of Confirmed Cases of Coronavirus in Morocco Surpasses 2,000 - Health Ministry

According to the ministry, the total number of those infected has increased to 2,024, while 127 patients have died from the disease and 229 others have been cured.

19:48 GMT 15.04.2020
Saudi Arabia Reports Close to 500 New COVID-19 Cases to Total of 5,862

The latest update from the Saudi health authorities on Tuesday stated 5,369 confirmed cases, including 73 fatalities.

"5,862 total confirmed cases in the Kingdom, including 4,852 active cases, all of which are receiving care and 71 are in critical condition", the Health Ministry said on Twitter, adding that the majority of cases are among foreign guest workers.

19:40 GMT 15.04.2020
Seven More Patients Diagnosed With COVID-19 Die in Moscow - Response Centre

The total number of fatalities in Moscow has reached 113.

19:40 GMT 15.04.2020
Number of Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Israel Exceeds 12,500 - Health Ministry

The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus disease in Israel has reached 12,501 with death toll rising to 130, the Health Ministry said on Wednesday.

19:39 GMT 15.04.2020
Sudan Bans Prayers in Khartoum Mosques, Churches Amid COVID-19 Pandemic - Authorities

"In the Khartoum province, Friday prayers, as well as five daily prayers in mosques and services in churches, are suspended for three weeks", the statement read.

18:45 GMT 15.04.2020
Virginia Governor Northam Says Closure of Non-Essential Businesses Extended Until 8 May

"I am extending executive order for two more weeks", Governor Ralph Northam told reporters.

The governor noted the decision pertains to the closing of recreational, entertainment and personal care services.

"It is set to expire next week. Now it will expire on 8 May", Northam said.

As of Wednesday morning, the Virginia Department of Health confirmed that 6,500 residents have contracted the novel coronavirus and 195 of them have died.

"We still be seeing new cases and, unfortunately, new deaths", Northam said.

The governor urged residents to follow the stay at home order, which remains in effect until 10 June.

18:41 GMT 15.04.2020
Israel’s Netanyahu Declines UK’s Request for Ventilators - Reports

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declined a request from UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab for respiratory ventilators last week, Channel 13 reported.
According to the report, British companies tried to ask for ventilators from Israel; however, Israel refused to export the machines, saying that it needs them for itself.

18:37 GMT 15.04.2020
French Aircraft Carrier Charles de Gaulle Arrives in Toulon With COVID-19 Infected People on Board

The French Defence Ministry stated that 668 servicemen, including from the aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle, have tested positive for COVID-19 so far.

18:01 GMT 15.04.2020
Germany's Merkel Says Social Distancing Extended Until 3 May

"We will be assessing developments every 14 days. We want to see what impact the easing that we have in mind has on the infection trend. We will discuss on April 30 what happens after 3 May", German Chancellor Angela Merkel told reporters after meeting state governors.

She thanked Germans for sticking to the rules that restricted public life with the aim of stemming the spread of the new coronavirus, saying this helped the national health system to cope.

"I stress that it is a fragile interim success... We do not have a lot of wiggle room. That is why we must carry on our work steadfastly", she said.

All citizens are asked not to travel or receive visitors and keep the 1.5 meters (6 feet) distance. All mass gatherings are banned until at least 31 August. Religious events are halted indefinitely.

Stores up to 800 square meters (8,600 square feet) as well as car, bike and book stores of any size will be allowed to reopen immediately. Schools will start reopening from 4 May, with priority given to students in their last year of secondary studies.

17:25 GMT 15.04.2020
France Says Number of Confirmed COVID-19 Cases Has Risen to 106,206

PARIS (Sputnik) - The number of coronavirus-related deaths in France has surpassed 17,000 on Wednesday after 1,438 people died in the past 24 hours, a record daily death toll since the beginning of the outbreak, Jerome Salomon, the head of the state health agency, said.

"A total of 17,167 people have died in hospitals, medical and social institutions since 1 March", Salomon told reporters.

On Tuesday, France reported 15,729 deaths.

The number of COVID-19 cases in the country increased to 106,206 from 103,573 a day ago, he added.

17:16 GMT 15.04.2020
New Jersey Governor Reports 351 New Coronavirus Deaths on 15 April for 3,156 Total

NEW YORK (Sputnik) - The US state of New Jersey has confirmed 351 new fatalities related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the death toll to 3,165, Governor Phil Murphy said in a statement on Wednesday.

"We lost another 351 New Jerseyans yesterday due to COVID-19-related complications", Murphy said via Twitter. "We’ve now lost 3,156 New Jerseyans to this disease".

The authorities have confirmed 71,030 COVID-19 cases across the state, with 8,270 hospitalizations and 1,980 patients placed in intensive care units.

17:11 GMT 15.04.2020
Turkey's Coronavirus Death Toll Rises by 115 to 1,518 With 4,281 New Cases Confirmed - Health Minister

ANKARA (Sputnik) - The number of coronavirus cases in Turkey has increased by 4,281 over the past day and neared 70,000, while the number of deaths has grown by 115 to 1,518, Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said on Wednesday.

"Today, 4,281 new cases have been identified, with a total of 69,392 infected. We have lost 107 patients today, with a total death toll amounting to 1,518. A total of 5,674 patients recovered", Koca said on Twitter.

The daily death toll is the largest since the start of the epidemic in the country.

17:00 GMT 15.04.2020
New York State Records 752 More Coronavirus Deaths - Governor

"Lives lost yesterday - 752, which is the painful news of our reality, day after day, and they are in our thoughts and prayers", Governor Andrew Cuomo told reporters.

He added that 707 individuals passed away in hospitals while 45 patients died in nursing homes. A day before, New York reported 778 COVID-19 related fatalities.

17:00 GMT 15.04.2020
Belgium Extends Self-Isolation Rules Until 3 May Amid Pandemic - Prime Minister

"The self-isolation measures have been extended until 3 May… It is necessary to continue our common efforts, which is why the [National] Security Council has made this decision", Prime Minister Sophie Wilmes said.

According to the prime minister, the crisis is not over yet, and no one can exactly project when the country will defeat the virus.

Nevertheless, she added, the country will continue discussing the strategy for the country to reemerge from the quarantine next week. The first steps toward lifting the restrictions may come in May.

Belgium's COVD-19 case count is standing at 33,573, including 4,440 fatalities.

16:59 GMT 15.04.2020
Number of COVID-19 Deaths in Serbia Nears 100 - Health Ministry

"There are a total of 4,873 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Republic of Serbia. During the day, 2,880 people were tested. Five more people died, the death toll reached 99", the ministry said.

According to the health authorities, 3,245 patients with COVID-19 were hospitalised.

16:59 GMT 15.04.2020
Italy Records Lowest Daily COVID-19 Cases in One Month, Total Tops 165,000 - Authorities

ROME (Sputnik) - Italy has recorded 2,600 new coronavirus cases over the past 24 hours, the lowest number of daily cases in over than a month, with the total count now surpassing 165,000, the head of the civil protection agency, Angelo Borrelli, said Wednesday.

The rise in the daily cases is the lowest since 13 March. On Tuesday, the country reported 2,900 new cases, with the figure going below 3,000 for the first time in a month.

The death toll has risen by 578 to 21,645 over the given period, Borrelli added.

16:28 GMT 15.04.2020
Coronavirus Infection Rate Slows Down in Greece as 22 New Cases Reported

ATHENS (Sputnik) - The coronavirus infection rate in Greece has continued to decline, with 22 new cases confirmed in the past day, according to the Health Ministry's figures published on Wednesday.

The ministry's infectious diseases expert, Sotiris Tsiodras, told reporters at a briefing that 2,192 people in the country had contracted COVID-19 since the start of the outbreak.

A patient died from virus-related complications overnight, taking the death toll to 102. Seventy-two patients require mechanical ventilation, while 29 have been transferred from intensive care to wards.

The government has extended the ban on flights to and from the worst-hit EU countries until May 15, with several exceptions. All non-EU citizens are banned from entering.

16:24 GMT 15.04.2020
US Spy Suspect Whelan’s Request for Coronavirus Test in Moscow Prison ‘Denied’ - Family

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - US citizen Paul Whelan, imprisoned in Moscow on charges of espionage, has asked to be tested for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), but his request was denied, his brother David Whelan said in a statement on Wednesday.

"Paul has asked for a coronavirus test, but the request was denied", the statement said.

David Whelan said he is concerned that his brother’s health is "at greater risk than ever" in the Moscow prison given that some guards from other detention facilities have been tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

"Prison monitors noted that Paul had a mask when they visited. But we understand that he is transported in a prison vehicle with guards who are not wearing any protective gear beyond masks themselves", the statement said.

The Russian authorities arrested Paul, who is also a citizen of the United Kingdom, Canada and Ireland, on charges of espionage in December of 2018. Paul has maintained that he is innocent and insisted he came to Russia to attend a friend's wedding.

According to information provided to the Russian court, Paul had been visiting Russia regularly since 2007.

16:15 GMT 15.04.2020
Number of COVID-19 Cases in Italy Tops 165,000 - Authorities
16:12 GMT 15.04.2020
Chancellor Merkel Says Germany Works on App to Track COVID-19 Cases
15:52 GMT 15.04.2020
Belgium Virus Lockdown Extended Until 3 May - Official
15:19 GMT 15.04.2020
Clinical Trials Started for Three COVID-19 Vaccines, More Than 70 Vaccines are in Development - WHO Chief
A logo is pictured outside a building of the  World Health Organization (WHO) during an executive board meeting on update on the coronavirus outbreak, in Geneva, Switzerland, February 6, 2020 - Sputnik International
WHO Chief Says US Was Longstanding Friend of Organisation, Regrets Trump's Decision to Pull Funding
14:46 GMT 15.04.2020
Finland's Total Number of COVID-19 Cases Exceeds 3,200, With 72 Deaths- Health Authorities

HELSINKI (Sputnik) - Finland has registered 76 new cases of the coronavirus over the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of those infected to 3,237, the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) said on Wednesday.

"On 15 April, Finland has a total of 3,237 laboratory-confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus", the THL said in a statement.

The authorities added that the death toll had reached 72, with eight of fatalities being registered over the past 24 hours

In neighbouring Norway, the number of infected has risen by 110 to 6,677 as of Wednesday. So far, 139 patients have died and 201 others have been hospitalised. The growth dynamics have recently been remaining stable. The authorities have decided to reopen kindergartens, elementary schools and universities after 20 April.

14:40 GMT 15.04.2020
UK Counts 761 New Coronavirus Hospital Deaths, Totaling 12,686, With Over 4,600 New Cases

LONDON (Sputnik) - The United Kingdom registered 761 additional hospital deaths from coronavirus, taking the total to 12,868, while over 4,600 new cases increase the total confirmed number to just under 100,000, the health authorities’ daily update read on Wednesday.

The daily report, maintained by the Department of Health and Social Care and Public Health England Agency, said that nearly 16,000 tests were carried out over the course of Tuesday, 14 April.

UK’s health agencies do not publish data on the number of people who have recovered from the disease and counts only the number of hospital deaths and, where officially verified and added, elderly care home deaths.

UK newspapers on Wednesday published headlines suggesting as many 4,000 people may be feared dead in care homes unaccounted for, thereby significantly skewing the total number of deaths in the kingdom.

The UK looks set to be the fifth European nation, and sixth overall, to count over 100,000 cases of coronavirus infection, alongside Western allies the United States, France, Italy, Spain and Germany.

14:29 GMT 15.04.2020
G20 Finance Ministers, Central Bank Governors Endorse G20 Action Plan in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic
14:18 GMT 15.04.2020
Aerial Footage of Deserted Milan as COVID-19 Lockdown Continues
Pigeons fly over a deserted Piazza del Duomo in central Milan on 12 April 2020 during the country's lockdown aimed at curbing the spread of the COVID-19 infection, caused by the novel coronavirus. - Sputnik International
Aerial Footage of Deserted Milan as COVID-19 Lockdown Continues
14:06 GMT 15.04.2020
Nations’ COVID-19 Mitigation Spending Reaches $8 Trillion Thus Far – IMF
14:03 GMT 15.04.2020
As Trump Blames WHO for Coronavirus, What Happens When the Next Pandemic Comes Along?
The logo of the World Health Organization is seen at the WHO headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, Thursday, June 11, 2009 - Sputnik International
As Trump Blames WHO for Coronavirus, What Happens When the Next Pandemic Comes Along?
13:49 GMT 15.04.2020
'Too Slow': Labour Leader Lambasts UK Government's Decisions on COVID-19
Britain's opposition Labour Party Shadow Brexit Secretary Keir Starmer leaves the BBC headquarters after appearing on The Andrew Marr Show in London, Britain January 5, 2020 - Sputnik International
'Too Slow': Labour Leader Lambasts UK Government's Decisions on COVID-19
13:37 GMT 15.04.2020
US Stock Indexes Lose 2% After Opening on Wednesday
13:32 GMT 15.04.2020
Husband of NHS Nurse Who Died From COVID-19 Says Wife 'Neglected' by UK Government
13:28 GMT 15.04.2020
Germany's AfD Party Says Fears Unrest During Ramadan Over COVID-19 Restrictions
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Germany's AfD Party Says Fears Unrest During Ramadan Over COVID-19 Restrictions
13:23 GMT 15.04.2020
US Industrial Output Declines 5.4 Percent in March Due to Pandemic
13:20 GMT 15.04.2020
Putin Suggests Granting Small and Medium Businesses Money to Pay Salaries Amid Pandemic
Russian President Vladimir Putin takes part in the summit of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) conducted in the format of the video conference. 14 April 2020 - Sputnik International
Putin Suggests Granting Small and Medium Businesses Money to Pay Salaries Amid Pandemic
13:17 GMT 15.04.2020
EU Publishes Guidelines on COVID-19 Testing as Members Set to Relax Lockdown
Technicians assemble coronavirus test kits at Evolve manufacturing facility - Sputnik International
EU Publishes Guidelines on COVID-19 Testing as Members Set to Relax Lockdown
13:12 GMT 15.04.2020
Coronavirus Death Toll in England Rises to 11,656
12:43 GMT 15.04.2020
106-Year-Old Woman Discharged From Birmingham Hospital After Recovering From Coronavirus - Reports
12:20 GMT 15.04.2020
Russia Identifies Patient Zero in the Country
12:15 GMT 15.04.2020
UK to Announce Lockdown Review on Thursday - PM Johnson's Spokesman
12:04 GMT 15.04.2020
Dominic Raab to Represent UK at G7 Leaders' Videocall on COVID-19 - Prime Minister's Spokesman
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Dominic Raab to Represent UK at G7 Leaders' Videocall on COVID-19 - Prime Minister's Spokesman
11:57 GMT 15.04.2020
Iranian FM Zariff Lambasts Washington for Cutting WHO Funds
11:38 GMT 15.04.2020
India's SpiceJet Carries Out Maiden Freighter Flight to China to Ferry Medical Supplies Back Home
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India's SpiceJet Carries Out Maiden Freighter Flight to China to Ferry Medical Supplies Back Home
11:16 GMT 15.04.2020
'Vaccines With Microchips': Russian Tennis Legend Marat Safin Spreads Coronavirus Conspiracy Theory
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'Vaccines With Microchips': Russian Tennis Legend Marat Safin Spreads Coronavirus Conspiracy Theory
10:58 GMT 15.04.2020
Tour de France Bicycle Race Postponed to 29 August - 20 September
10:48 GMT 15.04.2020
Employment Concerns Engulf Indian Professionals After COVID-19 Clouds Economy - Report
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Employment Concerns Engulf Indian Professionals After COVID-19 Clouds Economy - Report
10:27 GMT 15.04.2020
Coronavirus Passes 2 Mln Infected Worldwide - Reports
10:22 GMT 15.04.2020
Russian, Italian Military Chiefs Discuss Moscow's Help in Fighting COVID-19 in Phone Talks
10:13 GMT 15.04.2020
Kremlin on US Suspension of WHO Funding: G20 Supports WHO's Coronavirus Response
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Kremlin on US Suspension of WHO Funding: G20 Supports WHO's Coronavirus Response
10:07 GMT 15.04.2020
Kremlin Hopes Special IDs in Moscow to Be Effective in Coronavirus Response
09:49 GMT 15.04.2020
At Least 1,205 Have Recovered From Coronavirus in Moscow
09:47 GMT 15.04.2020
Iran Reports 4,777 Total Fatalities
09:46 GMT 15.04.2020
COVID-19 Death Toll in Spain Rises to 18,579
09:33 GMT 15.04.2020
Russia's Space Agency Chief Says 30 Employees Tested Positive for Coronavirus
09:12 GMT 15.04.2020
European Commission to Hold Online Conference to Gather Funds for Coronavirus Vaccine
08:40 GMT 15.04.2020
Number of Coronavirus-Infected in Spain Rises to 177,633
08:34 GMT 15.04.2020
European Commission Urges Countries to Coordinate Lockdown Lifting in Europe
08:07 GMT 15.04.2020
German Government to Extend Coronavirus Restrictions Until 3 May - Report
07:38 GMT 15.04.2020
German Foreign Minister Maas Condemns Trump's Decision to Halt WHO Funding, Calls for Unity for COVID-19 Response
07:35 GMT 15.04.2020
'Too Slow': Labour Leader Lambasts UK Government's Decisions on COVID-19
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'Too Slow': Labour Leader Lambasts UK Government's Decisions on COVID-19
07:32 GMT 15.04.2020
Russia Reports 3,338 New Coronavirus Cases in 24 Hours

MOSCOW (Sputnik) -Russia has registered 3,388 new COVID-19 cases over the past 24 hours, bringing the total to 24,490, the country's coronavirus response centre said on Wednesday.

"Over the past 24 hours, Russia has confirmed 3,388 COVID-19 cases in 65 regions... Russia has registered 24,490 cases of coronavirus infection in 84 regions, with a 16.1 percent increase [over the past 24 hours]", the centre told reporters.

Some 1,774 of the news cases registered in Moscow, 272 in the Moscow Region, and 137 in Murmansk Region in the country's northwest, the authorities specified.

07:18 GMT 15.04.2020
Armenia Reports 1,111 Infected With COVID-19
07:16 GMT 15.04.2020
Syria Faces Critical Shortage of Artificial Lung Ventilators Amid Pandemic - Military
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Syria Faces Critical Shortage of Artificial Lung Ventilators Amid Pandemic - Military
07:16 GMT 15.04.2020
Total of 130,000 People in Russia Under Medical Monitoring on COVID-19 Suspicion
06:59 GMT 15.04.2020
Finland to Lift Lockdown From Capital Region
06:54 GMT 15.04.2020
Number of Infected in Oman Grows up to 910
06:26 GMT 15.04.2020
France to Boost its Economy With 110-Bln Euro Anti-Crisis Package - Finance Minister
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France to Boost its Economy With 110-Bln Euro Anti-Crisis Package - Finance Minister
06:08 GMT 15.04.2020
Denmark Reopens Schools After Month-Long Closure Amid Pandemic
05:56 GMT 15.04.2020
New Zealand Gov’t Takes Six-Month 20 Percent Pay Cut Due to COVID-19 Economic Disruption

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - New Zealand’s political leadership and the chief executives of public service organisations will take a 20 percent pay cut for six months in solidarity with citizens who have been thrown into economic disarray due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said at a press conference on Wednesday.

"I can confirm that myself, government ministers and public service chief executives will take a 20 percent pay cut for the next six months as we acknowledge New Zealanders who are reliant on wage subsidies, taking pay cuts and losing their jobs as a result of the COVID-19 global pandemic", Arden said.

05:55 GMT 15.04.2020
Chinese Airlines Lose $4.76Bln in 1st Quarter of 2020 Over COVID-19

BEIJING (Sputnik) - Chinese airlines lost about 33.62 billion yuan ($4.76 billion) in the first quarter of this year due to international travel restrictions caused by the coronavirus pandemic, Xiong Jie, a spokesman for the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC), said on Wednesday.

"The epidemic of the new type of coronavirus has had a great impact on the entire aviation industry. In the first quarter of 2020, aviation industry losses reached 39.82 billion yuan", Xiong said at a press conference.

According to him, most of the industry’s losses were encountered by airlines that lost 33.62 billion yuan in the first quarter of 2020.

05:49 GMT 15.04.2020
Number of Cases in Norway Reaches 6,678
05:19 GMT 15.04.2020
US Military Extends Emergency to All its Forces in Japan
05:14 GMT 15.04.2020
NATO Defence Chiefs to Discuss Coronavirus Response on Wednesday
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NATO Defence Chiefs to Discuss Coronavirus Response on Wednesday
04:56 GMT 15.04.2020
China Registers 46 New Coronavirus Cases Over Past Day, One Person Dies

BEIJING (Sputnik) – Over the past 24 hours China has registered 46 new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) infection, 78 patients have recovered, one fatal case was registered, the state health committee said in a statement.

Out of 46 new cases, 36 were imported, the remaining 10 were local.

Overall, 1,500 imported cases of the coronavirus infection have now been identified in China, 904 people are still sick, 45 are in serious condition, 596 people have recovered, and not a single person who entered China infected from abroad has died.

04:49 GMT 15.04.2020
French Insurers to Contruibute 400 Mln Euros to Solidarity Fund to Curb Financial Damage From Pandemic
04:44 GMT 15.04.2020
Number of Infected in Germany Rises to 127,584, With 3,254 Fatalities - Robert Koch Institute
04:41 GMT 15.04.2020
Head of Russian Coronavirus Hospital in Kommunarka Recovers From Infection
04:39 GMT 15.04.2020
At Least 30 More People Diagnosed With Coronavirus in Thailand
04:37 GMT 15.04.2020
India Reports 11,439 Cases, 377 Fatalities
04:37 GMT 15.04.2020
Russian, Italian Troops Sanitise Retirement Homes in Four Lombardy Settlements

BERGAMO, Italy (Sputnik) – Russian and Italian military specialists have disinfected retirement homes in four more settlements in the Italian region of Lombardy, the Russian Defence Ministry announced on Wednesday.

"Russian military experts, together with military personnel from the radiation, chemical, and biological protection unit of the Italian armed forces disinfected retirement homes in four settlements in Lombardy, including the towns of Predore and Stezzano, and the suburbs of Bergamo", the statement read.

The ministry also quoted Mariella Mani, the managing director of the residence Santa Chiara, who praised the work of Russian military personnel currently providing assistance to Italy amid the COVID-19 outbreak.

"It is commendable that both countries are working jointly to provide assistance to those affected. They are cooperating well, and this is to be praised", Mani is quoted as saying by the ministry.

In total, Russian and Italian military personnel have sanitised retirement homes in 59 settlements in the Lombardy region.

04:33 GMT 15.04.2020
South Korea Registers 27 New COVID-19 Cases for Second Consecutive Day
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