The Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and non-cartel producers are expected to discuss the deal's future on Thursday, 9 April.
Earlier in the day, Japan's Kyodo news agency reported that Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is planning to declare a state of emergency in the country later this week in order to contain the rapid spread of COVID-19.
Support from all sides of the political spectrum swiftly came in as Boris Johnson, who was demonstrating continuing virus symptoms, was rushed to hospital to reportedly undergo “routine tests”.
Numerous countries continue to research ways to introduce precise tests for the COVD-19 infection, as the pandemic has already claimed almost 70,000 lives. At present, over 1,270,000 people have been diagnosed with the disease worldwide.
The coronavirus crisis has led to the cancellation of most international flights, massively reducing the amount of heroin and cocaine which can be smuggled. US President Donald Trump has sent warships to the Caribbean amid fears Latin American drug cartels are sending more narcotics by sea.
CAIRO (Sputnik) – The Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA) has accused the Libyan National Army (LNA) of violating a ceasefire deal during the coronavirus pandemic, adding that the GNA was ready to cease hostilities in Libya in response to calls by the United Nations and members of the European Union.
On Sunday, the Israeli Health Ministry reported that the death toll from the COVID-19 outbreak in the country has climbed to 51.
The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has forced scientists to develop new testing methods to detect various diseases in their early stages, and some of them use unorthodox ways to get the job done.