MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Queen Elizabeth II in her televised address to the nation will call on the citizens of the United Kingdom to self-discipline in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic, the Financial Times newspaper reported, citing excerpts from the Queen's speech scheduled for Sunday.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Russian embassy in Vienna was surprised by a statement made by Austrian Foreign Minister Alexander Schallenberg claiming that Russia, its allies and China spread misinformation about the COVID-19 pandemic.
ROME (Sputnik) - Italy’s COVID-19 death toll has surged past 15,000 as 681 more people have died after contracting the disease, Angelo Borrelli, the head of the National Civil Protection Department, announced on Saturday, adding that the daily rise in fatalities was slowing.
Spain has been under a nationwide lockdown for almost three weeks now, and has nonetheless registered the largest number of coronavirus cases in Europe, as well as the continent’s second-highest death toll. But there’s one town that stands out from the otherwise grim crowd.
Amid the coronavirus pandemic, Spain has resorted to some of the toughest lockdown measures in the world to try to slow the spread of the virus.
Earlier, the Russian Defence Ministry said it would send 87 military epidemiologists and medics, as well as protective gear and disinfectant to Serbia on 11 flights starting Friday.
Earlier this day, the Spanish Health Ministry reported that the death toll from the coronavirus had risen to 11,744 this day from 10,935 the previous day.
Barcelona football star Lionel Messi’s means of transportation was tailor-made made for him, with the jet boasting an array of luxury features, including a kitchen, bathrooms and steps featuring the names of his family members.
According to officials, the attack took place in the morning outside a shop where customers had queued.
So far, Spain ranks third in the gravity of the coronavirus pandemic as the country, with Italy standing the second and the US topping the list.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The seventh and the eighth planes of the Russian Aerospace Forces have left for Serbia to help the Balkan nation fight the coronavirus outbreak, the Russian Defence Ministry said on Saturday.
The Chinese-made face protection of classes FFP2 and FFP3 was initially ordered by the German government from an American firm amid the COVID-19 outbreak in the country.
LONDON (Sputnik) - The UK media keep digging into 'the hidden agenda' of Russian humanitarian assistance to crisis-hit Italy and the United States, overlooking that both efforts were coordinated with the respective governments, the Russian Embassy in London said on Friday.
New seismological data shows that isolation policies geared toward combating the spread of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus are responsible for the recent reduction in seismic noise - allowing researchers to better detect earthquakes and other related events.
Belarus has been one of the few nations in the northern hemisphere to resist introducing nation-wide quarantines and other large-scale restrictions in its battle with the new coronavirus, instead preferring a targeted response.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Paris police head Didier Lallement has come under severe criticism both from politicians and medical staff after he said that COVID-19 patients became ill after ignoring the rules of the lockdown.
On 22 March, German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced strict coronavirus measures for at least two weeks, including a ban on more than two people meeting.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russia sending humanitarian aid to Belgrade demonstrates that Serbia will never be left on its own anymore, Defence Minister Aleksandar Vulin said on Friday, while greeting a Russian humanitarian flight.
As the deadly coronavirus continues to spread, people have been taking precautionary measures, including self-isolation – a move that some find hard to deal with.
According to the World Health Organisation, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in France currently stands at 58,327, with 4,490 deaths.