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    Numerous countries have closed their borders and introduced severe quarantine measures to curb the COVID-19 pandemic, and now many nations are trying to produce more ventilators to help those infected who can't breathe due to the disease.

    The global pandemic continues to spread, with the death toll nearing 65,000 worldwide. The United States has the highest number of those infected - over 337,000, while Italy and Spain have confirmed the highest numbers of fatalities - 15,887 and 12,641 respectively, according to the latest data by Johns Hopkins University.

    At the same time, Germany and France have surpassed China in confirmed cases, as Beijing reports a significant decrease in new infections across the country.

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    • 01:25

      47 New Cases of COVID-19 Registered in South Korea, Three More Died - KCDC

      A total of 10,824 people have been infected with coronavirus in South Korea, 186 have died from the disease, according to the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC).

    • 00:34

      39 New Cases of COVID-19 Registered in China, One Person Died - Health Authorities

      The only death from the coronavirus disease that was registered in that period occurred in Hubei Province, where the coronavirus pandemic started in December.

      The total death toll from COVID-19 in mainland China now stands at 3,331, while the total number of coronavirus cases in the country is 81,708, according to the health commission.

    • 00:06

      Number of COVID-19 Infections in Mexico Reaches 2,142, Death Toll Stands at 94

    • 23:56

      Trump Says Fewer Deaths Registered in NYC May Be a 'Good Sign' Amid COVID-19 Outbreak in US

      U.S. President Donald Trump speaks about the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak during the daily coronavirus task force briefing at the White House in Washington, U.S., April 5, 2020

      'Maybe a Good Sign': Trump Raises Hopes of COVID-19 Outbreak Relief as NY Registers Fewer Deaths

      The United States has been topping the global coronavirus tally, with more than 335,000 cases confirmed so far, the latest count by Johns Hopkins University shows.
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    • 23:09

      Number of COVID-19 Cases in Panama Reaches 1,988, Death Toll Rises to 54 - Health Ministry

    • 21:38

      COVID-19 Death Toll in US Surpasses 9,000 Being Third Largest - Johns Hopkins University

      As of 21:00 GMT on Sunday, the coronavirus death toll in the United States stands at 9,441 with over 2,250 deaths reported in New York City alone, according to the Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus Resource Centre.

      Over 331,000 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in the United States, which is the largest number of cases among all countries. The US death toll from the viral infection is the third largest, it is surpassed only by Italy (over 15,880 deaths) and Spain (more than 12,400 deaths).

    • 21:16

      UAE Confirms 294 New COVID-19 Cases, Total Number Approaches 1,800 - Health Ministry

      The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has confirmed 294 new cases of the coronavirus across the country, with the total number of people infected having reached 1,799, the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention said.

      The death toll in the country has risen to 10, the ministry added.

    • 21:11

      UK's PM Johnson Will Get Lung Ventilation - Health Source

    • 21:10

      Number of COVID-19 Cases in Morocco Exceeds 1,000 - Reports

    • 20:36

      First Death From COVID-19 Registered in Haiti, 21 Active Cases Confirmed - Health Ministry

      The local Haiti Press Network news agency reported, citing the ministry, that the deceased was a 55-year-old man with diabetes and hypertension, which made him more vulnerable to the coronavirus infection.

    • 20:35

      Barbados Registers First Death From Coronavirus - Health Minister

    • 20:34

      Boris Johnson Taken to Hospital for Tests As He Continues to Display Coronavirus Symptoms

      British Prime Minister Boris Johnson gestures as he gives a press conference about the ongoing situation with the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak inside 10 Downing Street in London, Tuesday, March 17, 2020

      UK Prime Minister Johnson Admitted to Hospital for Tests Due to Persistent Symptoms of COVID-19

      Boris Johnson earlier tested positive for the coronavirus disease and isolated himself at 10 Downing Street but promised to continue his duties from home.
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    • 20:34

      Number of Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Iraq Tops 950 as 83 New Cases Detected – Ministry

      The overall number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus disease in Iraq now stands at 961, the ministry announced in a Facebook post.

      A total of 279 people have recovered after contracting the disease and 61 people have died

    • 19:14

      Illinois Adds 899 New Cases of COVID-19, Bringing Total Number to 11,256, Death Toll Rises to 274 - Health Authorities

    • 19:14

      Number of COVID-19 Cases in Israel Rises to 8,430 – Ministry of Health

      At least 49 people have died from the disease.

    • 19:13

      Number of COVID-19 Infections in Ukraine Rises to 1,308, Death Toll Stands at 37

    • 19:08

      Singapore Confirms 120 New COVID-19 Cases in Record Daily Increase – Health Ministry

      Health authorities in Singapore have confirmed the largest day-on-day increase since the start of the outbreak, raising the overall number of registered cases to 1,309.

    • 19:03

      Queen Elizabeth II Addresses Nation Amid COVID-19 Pandemic - Video

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      Queen Elizabeth II Addresses Nation Amid COVID-19 Pandemic - Video

      The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the UK now stands at 47,806, with the death toll at 4,934, according to the British government’s daily statistical bulletin.
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    • 18:48

      Number of COVID-19 Cases in France Surpasses 70,000, Death Toll Tops 8,000 – Authorities

      A woman wearing a protective face mask near the Festival palace on the Croisette in Cannes

      Number of COVID-19 Cases in France Surpasses 70,000, Death Toll Tops 8,000 – Authorities

      PARIS (Sputnik) - The total number of COVID-19 cases in France has surpassed 70,000, the country’s health authorities confirmed in a statement on Sunday, adding that the death toll has also risen above 8,000.
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    • 18:44

      Global COVID-19 Infections Climb by 82,000 Over Past Day - WHO

      The global number of those infected with the coronavirus has increased by some 82,000 over the past day, reaching 1,133,758 COVID-19 cases, the World Health Organisation showed on Saturday.

      The death count stands at 62,784 people, with over 5,700 deaths recorded in the past 24 hours, according to the WHO dashboard.

      Europe is leading with some 620,000 cases.

    • 17:46

      Number of COVID-19 Cases in Poland Exceeds 4,100 - Health Ministry

      The number of COVID-19 cases in Poland has totalled to 4,102 on Sunday after 268 people were diagnosed with the disease on Sunday, the country's Health Ministry said.

      The previous reports released on Sunday morning indicated that 3,834 people had contracted COVID-19 across the country.

      A total of 94 of those infected died from the disease.

    • 17:15

      Number of COVID-19 Patients in Turkey Up By 3,145 to 27,069 - Health Ministry

      A protective face mask is placed on a mannequin at a souvenir shop, amid coronavirus disease (COVID-19) concerns, in central Istanbul, Turkey, March 17, 2020

      More Than 3,000 New COVID-19 Cases Reported in Turkey Over 24 Hours – Health Minister

      ANKARA (Sputnik) - More than 3,000 new cases of COVID-19 and 73 more deaths have been reported in Turkey over the past 24 hours, the country’s Minister of Health Fahrettin Koca announced on Sunday.
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    • 16:44

      Italy COVID-19 Fatalities Rise to 15,887

      Cleaners sanitise documents inside the archives of Rome's Anagrafe, the city's Registration Office, as the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) spreads, in Rome, Italy, March 27, 2020.

      Italy COVID-19 Fatalities Rise to 15,887, Growth Rate Drops Below 600 For 1st Time in Two Weeks

      Italy has recorded a total of 124,632 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since the start of the outbreak. The northern region of Lombardy is the most affected area of the country.
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    • 16:11

      Almost 3,000 People in Spain Arrested for Violating COVID-19 Lockdown – Interior Minister

      "Over the past three weeks, they [law enforcement agencies] conducted three million checks in various places, people, cars, etc. to enforce travel restrictions and ensure the safety of citizens. 2,850 people were arrested, predominantly for disobeying the authorities", Minister of the Interior Fernando Grande-Marlaska stated.

      The interior minister added that 330,000 warnings have been issued for violating quarantine rules.

    • 16:00

      Number of COVID-19 Deaths in Japan Exceeds 100 - Reports

      The number of deaths from the coronavirus disease in Japan has surpassed 100, media reported on Sunday, citing data provided by the local administrations.

      The Kyodo news agency reported that as of 10:00 p.m. local time (13:00 GMT), 308 COVID-19 new cases were confirmed across the country over the previous 24 hours. The overall number of patients is now 4,519, including 712 passengers of the Diamond Princess cruise ship.

      The highest number of COVID-19 cases ⁠— 1,034 patients ⁠— was confirmed in the capital city of Tokyo. In Osaka Prefecture, 408 people had contracted the virus.

      The number of fatalities amounted to 104, Kyodo said.

    • 15:14

      UK COVID-19 Death Toll Surpasses 4,900 as 621 Deaths Reported in 24 Hours

      UK COVID-19 Death Toll Surpasses 4,900 as 621 Deaths Reported in 24 Hours – Government

      LONDON (Sputnik) - The COVID-19 death toll in the United Kingdom has surpassed 4,900 after the Department of Health and Social Care on Sunday announced that 621 more people have lost their lives after contracting the disease.
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    • 15:10

      NY Governor Andrew Cuomo Holds Presser to Update on COVID-19 Situation - Video

    • 14:32

      Number of COVID-19 Deaths in United States Surpasses 8,500 - Johns Hopkins University

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      Number of COVID-19 Deaths in United States Surpasses 8,500 - Johns Hopkins University

      Data on the number of coronavirus cases and the death toll is being updated on a regular basis. Despite the growing number of deaths from the coronavirus in the US, the total ratio of fatal cases stands at 2.7 percent – one of the lowest in the world.
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    • 14:31

      COVID-19 Cases in India Top 3,300 After Daily Increase of 302 – Health Ministry

      The number of people infected with the new coronavirus in India has jumped 302 to a current total of 3,374, the Indian Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Sunday.

      The previous updates from India in the morning and evening of Saturday stated 2,902 and 3,072 cases, respectively.

      According to the ministry, the fresh toll of 3,374 cases includes 3,030 active cases, 266 recoveries, 77 fatalities and one person who migrated from the country.

      Most cases have been confirmed in the central Maharashtra state (490), followed by the southeastern Tamil Nadu state (485) and the greater New Delhi area (445), it follows from the ministry's update.

    • 13:56

      People Leave Coronavirus-Hit Ship Coral Princess in Miami

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    • 13:56

      Live From New York City After Trump Orders Military Deployment​ - Video

      Live From New York City After Trump Orders Military Deployment​ - Video

      US President Donald Trump has ordered to deploy 1,000 military personnel, consisting mostly of doctors, nurses, and healthcare specialists to New York City amid the novel coronavirus outbreak.
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    • 13:30

      Death Toll in the United Kingdom Nears 5,000

    • 13:17

      Former Libyan Prime Minister Mahmoud Jibril Dies From Coronavirus - Reports

      Mahmoud Jibril speaks to the media during a presser at National Forces Allies head quarter in Tripoli

      Former Libyan Prime Minister Mahmoud Jibril Dies From Coronavirus - Reports

      The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Libya currently stands at 18, according to the Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus Resource Centre.
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    • 12:53

      Live From Paris as Self-Isolation Regime Continues Amid COVID-19 Pandemic - Video

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      Live From Paris as Self-Isolation Regime Continues Amid COVID-19 Pandemic - Video

      In late March, French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe extended the coronavirus lockdown in the country until 15 April amid the global pandemic.
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    • 12:40

      Ethiopia Reports Its First Fatality From COVID-19

      The first death from the coronavirus disease has been registered in Ethiopia, the country's health minister, Lia Tadesse, said on Sunday.

      "It is my deepest regret to announce the first death of a patient from #COVID19 in Ethiopia. The patient who was in critical condition after being admitted to Eka Kotebe hospital was in ICU care and strict medical follow up. My sincere condolences to the family and loved ones", Tadesse wrote on Twitter.

      According to the latest data, the total toll of COVID-19 cases in Ethiopia amounts to 43.

    • 12:19

      Scotland’s Chief Medical Officer Snapped Breaking Lockdown, Visiting Second Home

      Police issued a warning to Scotland's Chief Medical Officer Catherine Calderwood on 5 April after she broke her own advice on social distancing to contain the COVID-19 spread when she visited her second home this weekend and last.

      "I did not follow the advice I'm giving to others, I'm truly sorry for that", she said at a news conference in Edinburgh on Sunday.

      She continued by saying that she had seen comments calling her a hypocrite and "irresponsible".

      "What I did was wrong. I'm very sorry", she said.

    • 12:10

      Watch Hospital for Infectious Diseases Under Construction Catch Fire in Moscow

      Watch Hospital for Infectious Diseases Under Construction Catch Fire in Moscow

      With the COVID-19 pandemic showing no signs of abating, governments have been taking emergency measures to stop the spread of the infection. According to the World Health Organisation, the number of confirmed cases globally has exceeded one million with over 58,000 deaths.
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    • 11:55

      Putin to Cut Down Personal Contacts, Work Remotely for at Least Another Week – Kremlin

      Putin to Cut Down Personal Contacts, Work Remotely for at Least Another Week – Kremlin

      MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russian President Vladimir Putin will continue working remotely for at least another week, especially in light of the recent infection of a Moscow coronavirus hospital chief with COVID-19, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Sunday.
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    • 11:26

      Russia to Create System to Identify Citizens Who Return From Abroad to Curb Spread of COVID-19

      Russia to Create System to Identify Citizens Who Return From Abroad to Curb Spread of COVID-19

      The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Russia has grown to 5,389 after 658 new cases were registered over the past day, the COVID-19 response centre said in a statement on Sunday.
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    • 10:54

      UN Facing 'Dire' Liquidity Meltdown Due to Coronavirus Crisis

      Headquarters United Nations

      UN Facing ‘Dire’ Liquidity Meltdown Due to Coronavirus Crisis

      On Wednesday, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres cautioned that the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic’s economic impact may “bring a recession that probably has no parallel in the recent past”.
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    • 10:53

      Russia Confirms 658 New Coronavirus Cases in 24 Hours Bringing Total to 5,389

      An ambulance near Russian hospital for coronavirus treatment in Kommunarka, Moscow.

      Russia Confirms 658 New Coronavirus Cases in 24 Hours Bringing Total to 5,389

      The country previously went had a paid week off, as Russian President Vladimir Putin urged people to stay at home to curb the coronavirus pandemic, also introducing travel bans and boosting the healthcare system.
      Read more
    • 10:28

      Live From Berlin Park as Self-Isolation Regime Continues Amid COVID-19 Pandemic - Video

      Live From Berlin Park as Self-Isolation Regime Continues Amid COVID-19 Pandemic - Video

      In late March, German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced strict coronavirus measures for at least two weeks, including a ban on more than two people meeting and the closure of all non-essential businesses.
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    • 09:52

      Iran Confirms 58,226 Infected, Death Toll Rises to 3,603

    • 09:52

      Sri Lanka Releases 3,000 Prisoners to Curb Coronavirus Outbreak

    • 09:43

      Poland Confirms 207 New Cases, 3,824 Infected in Total

    • 09:38

      UK to Take Further Action if People Neglect Lockdown Rules - Health Secretary

      "I don't want to have to take away exercise as a reason to leave home ... if too many people are not following the rules", Health Secretary Matt Hancock stated. "At the moment the vast majority of people are. But we should not break the rules because that would mean that the virus spreads more and we then might have to take further action".

    • 09:37

      First Coronavirus Case Reported in South Sudan

    • 09:37

      UAE Central Bank Adopts $70Bln Worth Program to Support Economy Amid COVID-19 Crisis

      UAE Central Bank Adopts Programme Worth $70 Billion to Support Economy Amid COVID-19 Crisis

      MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Central Bank of the United Arab Emirates (CBUAE) on Sunday said it had rolled out a set of capital and liquidity relief measures worth a total of 256 billion UAE dirham ($69.7 billion) to support the country's economy and banking sector throughout the COVID-19 crisis.
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    • 09:37

      Number of Coronavirus Cases in Spain Jumps to 130,759, Death Toll Rises to 12,418

      A pharmacist in protective gear stands in a deserted Puerta del Sol square

      Number of Coronavirus Cases in Spain Jumps to 130,759, Death Toll Rises to 12,418

      The Spanish authorities will extend the state of emergency imposed throughout the country as part of measures to curb the coronavirus pandemic until 26 April, the TVE broadcaster reported on 4 April.
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    • 09:35

      UK PM Boris Johnson Thanks People for Adhering to the Lockdown

    • 09:34

      Over 8,500 People Diagnosed With Coronavirus in Africa

    • 09:19

      Pope Francis Holds Palm Sunday Mass Without Public Due to Coronavirus Outbreak - Video

      Pope Francis salutes as he arrives during the Via Crucis (Way of the Cross) torchlight procession in front of Rome's Colosseum on Good Friday, a Christian holiday commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary, in Rome, Friday, April 19, 2019.

      Pope Francis Holds Palm Sunday Mass Without Public Due to Coronavirus Outbreak - Video

      The head of the Roman Catholic Church holds the sacred ceremony without the public for the first time due to the coronavirus lockdown, as Italy is suffering from an extremely high death toll amid the pandemic.
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    • 09:09

      Malaysia Reports 179 New Cases, Total of 3,662

    • 08:59

      Russia Confirms 536 New COVID-19 Cases in Moscow, Capital's Total at 3,893 Infections

    • 08:53

      Palestinian Territories Confirm Total of 226 COVID-19 Cases

    • 08:40

      At Least 1,251 Diagnosed With Coronavirus in Ukraine

    • 08:40

      Number of Infected in Georgia Rises to 170

    • 08:31

      Armenia Confirms 822 COVID-19 Cases

    • 08:24

      Death Toll in UK May Be Anywhere From 7,000 to 20,000 - Cabinet Health Adviser

    • 08:13

      Greece Quarantines 2nd Migrant Camp After Resident Tests Positive for COVID-19

    • 07:48

      British Scientists Develop Coronavirus Test That Detects COVID-19 Before Symptoms Appear - Reports

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      British Scientists Develop Coronavirus Test That Detects COVID-19 Before Symptoms Appear - Reports

      The death toll from the coronavirus in the UK has recently surpassed the Chinese numbers, however, according to Boris Johnson adviser Professor Neil Ferguson, the social distancing measures might be eased in a week or two, as the disease is expected to plateau soon.
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    • 07:43

      UK Health Secretary Hancock: No Disagreement With Financial Secretary Norman About Coronavirus Lockdown

    • 07:39

      Philippines Postpones International Fleet Review Due to Coronavirus Pandemic

    • 07:09

      Number of Infected in Tokyo Surpasses 1,000 - Reports

    • 06:50

      Rouhani Says 'Low-Risk Economic Activities' Will Resume in Iran From 11 April Amid COVID-19 Crisis

      In this photo released by the official website of the office of the Iranian Presidency, President Hassan Rouhani speeches before the heads of banks, in Tehran, Iran, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020

      Rouhani Says 'Low-Risk Economic Activities' Will Resume in Iran From 11 April Amid COVID-19 Crisis

      Iran remains the country worst hit by the new virus in the Middle East, with the death toll climbing to 3,452 on Sunday.
      Read more
    • 06:49

      Number of COVID-19 Cases in Israel Tops 8,000, Death Toll Reaches 46 – Health Ministry

      An Israeli firefighter sprays disinfectant in Modi'in, Israel

      Number of COVID-19 Cases in Israel Tops 8,000, Death Toll Reaches 46 – Health Ministry

      TEL AVIV (Sputnik) - The number of people infected with the coronavirus in Israel has grown to a total of 8,018 and the death toll has increased to 46 people, the Israeli Health Ministry said on Sunday.
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    • 06:16

      New Zealand PM Ardern Slams People Breaking Self-Isolation, as Number of Infected Surpasses 1,000

      PM Jacinda Ardern has praised citizens who self-isolate, adding, however, that there are "still some people I would charitably describe as idiots", mentioning a man who had recently filmed himself coughing on people in Christchurch.

    • 06:15

      Australia Reports Gradual Fall in New COVID-19 Cases With 181 New Infections in 24 Hours

      Australia Reports Gradual Fall in New COVID-19 Cases With 181 New Infections in 24 Hours

      MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The number of COVID-19 cases in Australia has increased by 181 to a total of 5,635 in 24 hours and the death toll has reached 34, the Department of Health said in a statement on Sunday.
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    • 06:10

      Number of COVID-19 Cases in Russia's Far Eastern Khabarovsk Rises to 11

    • 05:19

      Moscow is at Greater Risk of Coronavirus, Hence Tough Measures Taken to Curb the Spread - Mayor

      A police officer speaks with driver amid coronavirus outbreak in Moscow

      Moscow is at Greater Risk of Coronavirus, Hence Tough Measures Taken to Curb the Spread - Mayor

      At the moment, Russia has reported at least 4,731 coronavirus cases, with the majority of them (over 3,300) registered in Moscow. In order to curb the infection, President Vladimir Putin earlier announced a paid week off from March 28 to April 5, urging people to stay at home.
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    • 04:35

      Over 100 New Cases Confirmed in Thailand, Three New Fatalities

    • 04:34

      Uzbekistan to Introduce Mandatory Self-Isolation Regime on Monday

      "Starting April 6, the self-isolation regime introduced on April 1 will become mandatory in Tashkent and Nukus, as well as regional centres”, the coronavirus response centre under the government said in a statement on its Telegram channel.

      It added that from 6:00 a.m. local time (01:00 GMT) on 6 April, the use of scooters and bicycles would also be temporarily limited in Tashkent, Nukus, the capital of the Republic of Karakalpakstan, and all other regions.

      "Large dehkan markets and shopping centres (supermarkets, hypermarkets, and others) will be equipped with pyrometers and antiseptic agents within two days”, the statement read.

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