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    Numerous countries continue to implement quarantine measures in order to curb the COVID-19 outbreak. The pandemic has also affected the global economy, causing a major decline in stock markets across the world and putting industries on hold due to mass self-isolation and lockdowns.

    COVID-19 is still spreading, with the number of infected approaching the 2-million mark. The United States remains the worst-hit country with more than 608,400 confirmed cases and at least 26,992 fatalities, according to Johns Hopkins University. At the same time, Italy and Spain are the main centres of infection in Europe - with almost 156,000 and 166,000 cases respectively, according to the World Health Organisation.

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    • 01:33

      Japan Says Citizens Should Limit Social Interactions by 70% to Curb Coronavirus Spread

    • 01:31

      US Registers Record High 2,228 Deaths From Coronavirus Over 24 Hours - Johns Hopkins University

    • 01:26

      Canada Reports 1,383 New COVID-19 Cases as Total Surges Past 27,000 – Health Authorities

    • 01:25

      Number of COVID-19 Cases in South Korea Rises by 27 to 10,591, 225 Dead, Over 7,600 Recovered

    • 00:07

      Total of 5,399 COVID-19 Cases Registered in Mexico, 406 Dead - Health Minister

    • 23:04

      102 New Cases of COVID-19 Registered in Panama, Total Number Reaches 3,574, Death Toll Stands at 95 - Health Ministry

    • 23:04

      Number of Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in US Tops 600,000 - Johns Hopkins University

    • 22:32

      Seven Crew Members on US Hospital Ship Mercy Test Positive for Novel Coronavirus - Navy

      "This will not affect the ability for Mercy to receive patients at this time", the statement said.

    • 21:43

      Bolivia Extends Nationwide COVID-19 Lockdown Until 30 April – Interim President

      As of Monday, Bolivia's Health Ministry has reported a total of 354 cases of COVID-19, with 28 deaths resulting from the disease.

    • 21:43

      Algeria Surpasses 2,000 COVID-19 Cases After 87 New Positive Tests Confirmed - Ministry

      In a statistical update of the country's COVID-19 dashboard, the ministry on Tuesday confirmed that 87 new cases of the disease were reported in the preceding 24 hours, raising the overall total to 2,070.

      Thirteen more deaths have been registered in Algeria, taking the total COVID-19 death toll in the country to 326.

    • 21:12

      Moscow's Coronavirus Death Toll Rises to 106 - Response Centre

    • 21:09

      Eleven Coronavirus Patients Die in Moscow Over Past 24 Hours, All Had Concurrent Diseases - Response Centre

    • 20:40

      WHO Reports Over 71,000 New COVID-19 Cases Globally as Total Nears 1.9 Mln

      According to the update, the global count of confirmed COVID-19 cases has reached 1,844,863, with the majority of them concentrated in Europe (943,272) and the Americas (644,986).

    • 20:32

      Total of 7,202 COVID-19 Cases Registered in Poland, At Least 263 Dead

    • 20:28

      US Library of Congress Cancels Public Events Until 1 July Due to COVID-19 Pandemic

    • 20:01

      Rio de Janeiro Governor Wilson Witzel Contracts Coronavirus

      A Brazilian army officer and members of the Biological Radiological and Nuclear Chemical Defense Battalion, demonstrate tactics to combat the new coronavirus pandemic, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, at army headquarters in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil April 14, 2020

      Rio de Janeiro Governor Says Tested Positive for COVID-19

      Brazil currently tops the coronavirus tally in Latin America, with more than 24,000 COVID-19 infections registered, according to the latest count by Johns Hopkins University.
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    • 19:49

      Coronavirus Death Toll in US Rises Above 25,000 - Johns Hopkins University

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      US COVID-19 Death Toll Surpasses 25,000 - Johns Hopkins

      The US has surpassed a total of 25,000 deaths related to the COVID-19 novel coronavirus, maintaining its position as the country with the highest number of fatalities from the contagious disease.
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    • 19:30

      Lithuania's Death Toll From Coronavirus Reaches 26 - Health Ministry

      As of Tuesday, the health authorities have registered over 1,000 cases of the coronavirus, including 101 recoveries.

    • 19:30

      Total Number of COVID-19 Cases in Uzbekistan Surpasses 1,100 – Health Ministry

      According to the health authorities, the death toll stands at four, while 99 patients have recovered.

    • 18:34

      Russia Increased Daily Number of Tests for COVID-19 to 90,000 From Just 2,000 a Month Ago - Chief Public Health Official

      MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The number of coronavirus tests conducted in Russia daily increased to 90,000 now from just 2,000 a month ago, the country's chief public health official, Anna Popova, said on Tuesday.

      "Over the past month, we have increased daily tests for the presence of coronavirus in humans to almost 90,000 today from 2,000 a month ago", Popova told the Channel One.

      Russia is one of the world's leaders in the absolute number of tests and in terms of tests per 100,000 people, she said.

    • 18:29

      New Jersey Reports 365 New COVID-19 Fatalities, Death Toll Rises to 2,805 - Governor

      NEW YORK (Sputnik) - The US state of New Jersey reported 365 deaths due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) over the past 24 hours, bringing the total to 2,805, Governor Phil Murphy said in a press briefing on Tuesday.

      "We must also sadly note that another 365 blessing souls have been lost due to COVID-19 related complications and the overall toll of this pandemic on our state in terms of loss of life is now 2,805 lost brothers and sisters of our New Jersey family", Murphy said.

      The governor also said that there are 4,095 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases, whole noting that the total number of the New Jersey residents who have contracted the virus is 68,824.

      New Jersey comes second in the United States in terms of the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases after neighbouring New York State with 202,208 confirmed cases.

    • 18:11

      Total Active Coronavirus Cases in France Top 100,000 - Health Ministry

      PARIS (Sputnik) - The number of coronavirus cases reported in France has passed 100,000, the top French health official said on Tuesday.

      "As of this evening, we have passed the 100,000 mark in terms of test-confirmed coronavirus cases", Jerome Salomon told reporters.

      France now has 103,573 confirmed cases, with 5,497 new infections recorded in the past 24 hours.

      The death toll is 15,729, of them 10,129 were hospital patients. The number of people who died in hospitals in the past day is 559.

      President Emmanuel Macron extended the nationwide lockdown on Monday until May 11. Restrictions on public life went into effect on 17 March in a bid to limit the spread of the deadly coronavirus.

    • 17:09

      Data Shows Turkey Will Deal With COVID-19 Pandemic With Minimal Damage – Health Minister

      The number of COVID-19 infections in Turkey has grown by over 4,062 cases to a total of 65,111, while the death toll stands at 1,403, Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said.

      According to the minister, 4,799 Turkish patients with COVID-19 have recovered.

    • 16:39

      Italy Reports 602 Coronavirus Deaths, 675 New Cases – Official

      "We have registered 602 new deaths", Angelo Borrelli, the head of the civil protection agency, said at a press conference.

      This brings the death toll to 21,067. The total number of infected now stands at 104,291, he added.

      "The number of patients in intensive care units continues to decline. Today they are 74 fewer than yesterday", Borrelli continued.

    • 16:25

      Public Health England's Medical Director Doyle Says Working to Get Daily Data on All Deaths

    • 16:20

      New York Governor Cuomo Says Federal Emergency Management Agency Should Buy All the COVID-19 Tests and Allocate Them by Need

    • 15:56

      New York State Records 778 More Coronavirus Fatalities, Bringing Death Toll to 10,834 - Governor

      Governor Andrew M. Cuomo gives a COVID-19 Coronavirus update at the Javits Center in New York City, 27 March 2020

      New York State Records 778 More Coronavirus Fatalities, Bringing Death Toll to 10,834 - Governor

      On 11 April, US President Donald Trump approved Wyoming’s declaration of emergency, meaning that a major disaster has now been declared in all US states and territories for the first time in the country’s history.
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    • 15:27

      Number of Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Canada Exceeds 26,000 - Public Health Agency

      TORONTO (Sputnik) - The number of Canadians confirmed to have contracted the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has increased to 26,163, while the virus-related death toll rose to 823, updated data from the Public Health Agency of Canada revealed on Tuesday.

      Long-term care facilities remain the biggest area of concern, with dozens of reported outbreaks in care homes across the country. Officials have warned that the disconcerting picture in these facilities could give rise to projected death rates.

      The province of Quebec continues to have the largest number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada - 13,557 - and 360 deaths related to the disease.

      According to projections from Canada’s Public Health Agency, 11,000 to 22,000 deaths are expected over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, at an infection rate of 2.5 to 5 percent of the total population. Data also revealed that up to 31,850 confirmed cases of COVID-19 are expected by 16 April.

    • 14:59

      US Capital Area Reports Over 1,000 New COVID-19 Cases, 60 Deaths - Officials

      A street maintenance subcontractor for the District of Columbia walks past tents set up by the homeless on a sidewalk in Washington's Dupont Circle.

      US Capital Area Reports Over 1,000 New COVID-19 Cases, 60 Deaths - Officials

      WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The US national capital area comprising Washington, DC and portions of the states of Maryland and Virginia, has reported more than 1,000 new novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases and 60 deaths related to this disease over the past 24 hours, local officials said on Tuesday.
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    • 14:23

      Coronavirus Cases in Portugal Rise by 514 to Over 17,500 With 32 Fatalities - Authorities

      The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Portugal has risen by 514 to reach nearly 17,500 while 32 people died, taking the death toll to 567 people, the country’s Health Ministry said.

      The north of the country, the city of Porto and its surrounding region, remains the most heavily affected with upward of 10,000 confirmed cases and 321 deaths.

      At the same time, 70 additional people were discharged with recovery, making the total of those recovered nearly 350.

      Earlier in the day, Interior Minister Eduardo Cabrita announced the border crossing with Spain will remain closed until at least 15 May.

    • 14:01

      New York City to Start Building Supply Chain to Produce up to 50,000 Tests Weekly - Mayor

      New York City to Start Building Supply Chain to Produce up to 50,000 Tests Weekly - Mayor

      Last week, New York City's mayor Bill de Blasio said that the city's public school system will be closed for the rest of the school year amid the harsh coronavirus situation.
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    • 14:00

      Vatican Extends Measures Against COVID-19 Until 3 May

      "The Holy See, following the communiquе of 3 April, extends all the measures taken to date to deal with the COVID-19 health emergency until 3 May inclusive", the press office said.

      The Vatican imposed emergency measures to curb the spread of COVID-19 on 10 March. In particular, the world-famous Vatican Museums, papal basilicas, archaeological sites and St. Peter's Basilica are closed for tourists.

      The Vatican has so far confirmed eight cases of COVID-19. The Vatican and other European microstates, namely San Marino and Andorra, have the highest number of coronavirus cases per capita worldwide.

    • 13:55

      Coronavirus Can Be Transmitted Over 4 Metres - Russian Epidemiologist

      MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The coronavirus can be transmitted from person to person at a distance of up to four metres (13 feet), Chief Epidemiologist at Russia's Ministry of Health Nikolai Briko said Tuesday.

      According to him, it has been confirmed by a recent study from the United States Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

      "It can be transmitted. Today there is new information - CDC experts conducted such studies for the World Health Organisation that it can be transmitted up to four metres. An infected person can transmit the virus at the distance of four metres", Briko said in a televised interview with Rossiya-24.

    • 13:49

      Georgia Suspends Exit From, Entry to Capital, 3 Large Cities for 10 Days - Prime Minister

    • 13:39

      Global GDP to Fall By as Much as 8% if Pandemic Rolls Into 2021 - IMF

      "The pandemic may not recede in the second half of this year, leading to a lingering containment period, worsening financial conditions and further breakdowns in global supply chains. In such cases, global GDP will fall even further by an additional 3 percent in 2020", International Monetary Fund Chief Economist Gita Gopinath said. "And if the health crisis rolls over into 2021, it can reduce level of global GDP by an additional 8 percent compared to the baseline".

      The IMF said in its latest World Economic Outlook on Tuesday that Global economic growth is expected to slow by more than 6 percent to reach -3.0 percent in 2020 as a result of the new coronavirus pandemic.

      GDP is projected to rebound to 5.8 percent next year if the pandemic is over in the second half of the 2020.

    • 13:32

      First UN 'Solidarity Flight' Prepares to Deliver COVID-19 Medical Supplies Around Africa

    • 13:24

      Serbia Confirms 411 News Cases, Total Reaches 4,465 With 94 Fatalities

    • 13:17

      UK Coronavirus Death Toll Surpasses 12,000

      A man wearing a mask walks in Brick Lane in front of graffiti as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, London, Britain, April 14, 2020

      UK Coronavirus Death Toll Surpasses 12,000

      On Monday, UK health authorities reported that the total number of fatalities in the country had reached 11,329, up from 10,612 the previous day.
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    • 13:10

      Moscow Opens 30th Infectious Diseases Clinic Amid Coronavirus Crisis

    • 13:04

      US Air Force in Pacific Flexes Muscles as Navy Carriers Are Struck by Coronavirus

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      US Air Force in Pacific Flexes Muscles as Navy Carriers Are Struck by Coronavirus

      The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy earlier conducted military exercises over the weekend as the country continues to return to normal after being struck by the coronavirus outbreak.
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    • 12:53

      Number of Coronavirus-Related Deaths in Moldova Rises to 36

    • 12:49

      Italy Fines Over 40,000 People for Violating Quarantine During Easter 'Long Weekend'

      GENOA (Sputnik) - Italy penalised more than 40,000 people over the long three-day Easter "weekend" for violating quarantine measures related to the COVID-19 emergency, according to Tuesday's Interior Ministry statistics.

      On Monday, 13 April, on the so-called "Pasquetta", the day after Easter, which is a state holiday in Italy and is traditionally a barbecue day for Italians, sanctions were applied to a record number of people (16,545), the Interior Ministry's daily report for 14 April says.

    • 12:44

      IMF Chief Economist Gita Gopinath Holds Briefing on Economy Amid Global Pandemic - Video

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    • 12:34

      India's Largest Carrier Indigo Announces Resumption of Services from 4 May

    • 12:33

      COVID-19 Crisis to Weigh Heavily on Oil Producers as Prices Stay Below $45 a Barrel - IMF

    • 12:31

      Pakistan Extends Nationwide Lockdown by Two Weeks to Curb Spread of Coronavirus

      NEW DELHI (Sputnik) - Pakistan extended on Tuesday a nationwide lockdown for two more weeks but eased some of restrictions on public life, media reported.

      The decision was approved by the federal cabinet and the national coordination committee and confirmed by Prime Minister Imran Khan, the Samaa television channel said.

      The prime minister's adviser on information, Firdous Ashiq Awan, said the government would loosen restrictions to minimize the impact of the health crisis on the economy.

      "It was felt that the restrictions need to be extended but certain relaxations related to low-risk economic activities should also be considered", she tweeted.

      Rules will be relaxed for industrial and commercial entities that are part of the food and medicine supply chain, as well as construction, pharmaceutical, agriculture, and some other firms.   

      "It was mutually decided that all the industries, services and retail of all essential items shall continue to operate", she said.

      Transport of all goods across the country will continue but restrictions on travel between the provinces will stay in place.

      Schools, movie theatres and restaurants will remain closed, but provincial authorities can decide whether to allow street vendors, plumbers, electricians, carpenters and tailors to work.

    • 12:23

      Number of Infected in India Climbs to 10,815, With 353 Fatalities

    • 12:14

      NY Governor Cuomo Says Won't Comply if Trump Orders Opening State's Borders

    • 12:12

      Number of Coronavirus Cases in Estonia Reaches 1,373

    • 12:12

      Spanish Deputy Prime Minister Recovers From COVID-19

    • 12:06

      Coronavirus Death Toll in Sweden Surpasses 1,000

      STOCKHOLM (Sputnik) - Sweden’s coronavirus death toll rose by 114 to 1,033 on Tuesday, with nearly 11,500 people infected so far, according to the health authorities' numbers.

      Sweden stood out from its European neighbours for abstaining from taking drastic measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

      "The number of infected in Sweden has reached 11,445 people. 1,033 have died", chief epidemiologist Anders Tegnell said.

      The high death rate is a result of the coronavirus infecting an elderly home in the capital city Stockholm, he added.

      Tegnell, who is leading the country’s coronavirus strategy, brushed off criticism of the Public Health Agency from leading Swedish scientists.

    • 11:58

      Netherlands Confirms 868 New Cases, Bringing Total Number to 26,419

    • 11:53

      Bollywood Diva Claims Her Husband Was Asked to 'Leave Hospital' in Spain Despite COVID-19 Symptoms

      Actress Shriya Saran arrives at the 13th Annual InStyle and Hollywood Foreign Press Association Toronto International Film Festival Party, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012, in Toronto

      Bollywood Diva Claims Her Husband Was Asked to 'Leave Hospital' in Spain Despite COVID-19 Symptoms

      New Delhi (Sputnik): Bollywood actress Shriya Saran, who worked in films like “Drishyam” and “Sivaji”, married her Russian boyfriend Andrei Koscheev at her Mumbai residence in 2018. The couple currently lives in Spain which is among the countries worst hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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    • 11:47

      Belgium’s COVID-19 Death Toll Rises by 262 to 4,157 Over Past 24 Hours

      BRUSSELS (Sputnik) - An additional 262 people have died in Belgium over the past 24 hours due to complications related to COVID-19, raising the overall death toll in the country to 4,157, the national coronavirus response centre said on Tuesday.

      The previous situation report indicated that there were 30,589 coronavirus cases and 3,903 related fatalities.

      Belgium's health authorities said that 530 new cases of the disease were registered over the preceding 24 hours, taking the total number of cases in the country to 31,119.

      A total of 5,536 COVID-19 patients remain in hospitals across the country, and 1,223 of them are currently in intensive care units.

    • 11:19

      Over 334 Diagnosed With COVID-19 in Singapore, Bringing Total to 3,252 Infected

    • 11:19

      Turkey Lifts Social Security Requirements for Getting Free COVID-19 Treatment - Reports

    • 11:10

      Russian Government Allocates $42 Mln for Medics Who Fight Coronavirus

      "To allocate, in 2020, from the Russian Federation government's reserve fund budget assignations in the amount of 3,139 million rubles to federal executive agencies ... for ensuring incentive rewards ... to medical staffers providing medical assistance to coronavirus patients", the decree of Prime Minister Mishustin read.

    • 10:58

      China Delivers Over 20 Tonnes of Humanitarian Aid to Moscow for COVID-19 Response

      MOSCOW (Sputnik) - China has delivered more than 20 tonnes of humanitarian aid to Moscow to help the Russian capital in its fight against the coronavirus outbreak, the press service of Moscow's Department for External Economic and International Relations said on Tuesday.

      "A total of 23 tonnes of humanitarian aid were delivered to Moscow from the People's Republic of China to fight the COVID-19 epidemic. The humanitarian cargo was provided by the province of Heilongjiang on a free basis", the press service said in a statement.

      According to authorities in Moscow, the cargo includes over 220,000 face masks, over 100,000 medical gloves, 2,500 protective suits, 5,000 tests for COVID-19, and other equipment for medical facilities.

      Moreover, a group of Chinese doctors has arrived in Moscow to share their experience in treating COVID-19 patients.

      Russia has so far confirmed a total of 21,102 COVID-19 cases and 170 related fatalities. Meanwhile, the total number of recoveries has reached 1,694. The largest number of cases, 13,002, has been registered in Moscow, which is Russia's most populated city.

    • 10:49

      Russia Spending 1.2% of GDP to Mitigate Negative Impact of Coronavirus - Putin

    • 10:48

      UAE, WHO Ship 27 Tonnes of Aid to Somalia to Help Fight COVID-19 – Official Media

    • 10:41

      Russian and French Prime Ministers Discussed Cooperation in Coronavirus Fight

    • 10:35

      Lavrov Slams as Inadmissible Blaming China for Coronavirus Pandemic

      MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Tuesday said that it was inadmissible to criticise China for the coronavirus pandemic and to call on the country to provide any compensation, stressing China's readiness to share its experience.

      The coronavirus outbreak began in China's Wuhan back in December and has since then spread to over 200 countries, with the global number of confirmed cases nearing 2 million.

      "We see it, we hear it. This is sad, since our Chinese friends, who have overcome the peak of the epidemic in their country, who are now resuming the normal operation of their economy, are not retiring into their own shell. They aim to help other countries, they share their experience", Lavrov told reporters.

      He added claims that China should "pay everyone" were inadmissible, as well as claims about its failure to timely inform other countries on the outbreak.

      "I have heard that someone in London has already counted that China owes 3 trillion and 700 billion dollars or euros to the European Union for the damage done by the pandemic. Some people even say Chinese property abroad should be seized if China does not pay compensation. Such claims make my hair stand up on the back of my neck", Lavrov went on to say.

      The Russian foreign minister noted that western officials were among those making such claims.

    • 10:09

      EAEU Leaders Confirm Commitment to Cooperate on COVID-19 Response - Statement

    • 09:51

      Indian PM Modi's New Twitter Avatar Endorses Desi Masks After Extending Lockdown

      Residents wearing a facemasks watch on television Prime Minister Narendra Modi's address to the nation during a government-imposed nationwide lockdown as a preventive measure against the COVID-19 coronavirus, in Amritsar on April 14, 2020

      Indian PM Modi's New Twitter Avatar Endorses Desi Masks After Extending Lockdown

      New Delhi (Sputnik): India, a country of over 1.3 billion people, is experiencing the longest lockdown in its history due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday announced a second phase of the lockdown, extending it until 3 May.
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    • 09:49

      Russia Will Consider Sending Another Batch of Medical Equipment to US if It is Requested Again - Lavrov

    • 09:44

      Iran Records Less Than 100 COVID-19 Victims in 24 Hours, for First Time in a Month

      Iran Records Less Than 100 COVID-19 Victims in 24 Hours, for First Time in a Month

      Last week, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani announced the resumption of “low-risk” business activities amid economic concerns after the country had introduced social distancing measures to slow down the spread of the novel coronavirus.
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    • 09:35

      Putin: We Need Extraordinary Measures to Stop Coronavirus Spreading, Peak is Yet to Come

    • 09:29

      European Officials, Businesses, NGOs Call for Green Economic Recovery From COVID-19

      MOSCOW (Sputnik) - A total of 180 government officials, businesses, and activists from across Europe have signed a letter calling for a "greencovery" — using eco-friendly policies for economic recovery from the crisis caused by the global coronavirus pandemic.

      "We call on a global alliance of cross-party political decision-makers, business and financial leaders, trade unions, NGOs, think tankers, stakeholders, to support and implement the establishment of Green Recovery Investment Packages acting as accelerators of the transition towards climate neutrality and healthy ecosystems", a letter co-signed by government ministers, CEOs, and activists said.

      According to the letter, a global transition to a climate-neutral economy and the protection of biodiversity has the potential to quickly create jobs and increase economic growth.

      The campaign for a "greencovery" was initiated by Pascal Canfin, the chair of the Environment Committee of the European Parliament.

      "We are launching today at my initiative the European alliance for a green recovery with 180 ministers, MEPs, CEOs, NGOs, & Trade Unions. We will come out of this historic crisis stronger", Canfin tweeted.

      The letter was signed, among others, by Italian Environment Minister Sergio Costa, French Ecology Minister Elisabeth Borne, Microsoft President Brad Smith, IKEA CEO Jesper Brodin, and Jean-Dominique Senard, the chairman of Renault’s board of directors.

    • 09:12

      Spain's COVID-19 Cases Rise From 169,496 on Monday to 172,541 on Tuesday

      A man wearing a face mask opens the door of his building in Madrid

      Spain's COVID-19 Cases Rise From 169,496 on Monday to 172,541 on Tuesday

      Spain’s daily death toll is slowly decreasing from its peak in late March and early April when the daily death toll was at around 900 people.
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    • 08:48

      Number of COVID-19 Patients in Oman Increases by 86 to 813

    • 08:43

      Streets of Vienna as Austria Eases Coronavirus Lockdown Measures - Video

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      Streets of Vienna as Austria Eases Coronavirus Lockdown Measures - Video

      According to the World Health Organisation, there are 13,937 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 350 fatalities in the country.
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    • 08:43

      Swedish Epidemiologist Warns Coronavirus Can Cause Organ Failure, Permanent Damage

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      Swedish Epidemiologist Warns Coronavirus Can Cause Organ Failure, Permanent Damage

      Barely a month ago, Annika Linde defended the concept of herd immunity and suggested that the strategy of infecting as many people as possible without overburdening the healthcare system was the most sustainable.
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    • 08:16

      China Shuts Down One Temporary COVID-19 Hospital in Wuhan After Patients Recover - Reports

    • 08:07

      Clinical Trials of Remdesivir for COVID-19 Treatment Start in Japan - Reports

    • 07:58

      Israel Registers 282 New COVID-19 Cases Over Past 24 Hours

    • 07:31

      Number of Infected in Russia Grows by 2,774, Bringing Total to 21,102 Cases

    • 07:23

      Almost 180 Recover From COVID-19 in Moscow, Bringing Total to 1,016

    • 07:11

      At Least 390 New Cases Confirmed in Japan

    • 07:01

      India Suspends All Domestic and International Flights Until 4 May - Reports

    • 06:33

      Russia Puts 133,000 Under Medical Observation Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

    • 05:58

      UK Foreign Secretary Raab Plans to Keep Lockdown in Place Until at Least 7th of May - Reports

      Foreign Secretary Domonic Raab will announce that quarantine measures are to stay in place at least until the 7th of May, according to The Times.

      The secretary, who is deputising for UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson during his recovery from coronavirus, previously stated there are positive signs, but warned that the peak of the pandemic in the country is still ahead.

    • 05:54

      Poland to Decide How to Ease Coronavirus-Linked Restrictions This Week - Government Spokesman

    • 05:49

      US Registers 1,509 Coronavirus-Related Deaths Over Past 24 Hours, Number Declining for 4th Day

      WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The daily number of coronavirus-related deaths in the United States has decreased for a fourth straight day, with 1,509 people having died over the past 24 hours, according to John Hopkins University.

      Last Friday, the daily death toll from the disease exceeded 2,100 and this number has been declining ever since.

      The coronavirus outbreak has so far killed more than 23,600 people in the United States, the highest number of fatalities among all countries.

      A total of 582,580 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in the US, which is also the highest number of infections in the world, according to the university data.

    • 05:24

      Vietnam Says Domestic Flights to Remain Suspended

      "In order to strictly implement social distancing and curb the spread of the coronavirus, airlines are not allowed to sell tickets for flights from 16 April", Vietnam's civil aviation authority (CAAV) said in a statement.

    • 05:13

      Thailand Confirms 34 New Coronavirus Cases, One More Death

      Thailand has confirmed a total of 2,613 cases and 41 death, while 1,405 patients have recovered from the virus.

    • 04:56

      Russian Military Personnel Sanitise Another Seven Medical Facilities in Serbia

    • 04:52

      Germany's Coronavirus Cases Top 125,000, Death Toll Nears 3,000

    • 04:48

      Australia Reports 44 New Cases of COVID-19, Death Toll Stays at 61

      MOSCOW (Sputnik) - A further 44 new cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Australia, raising the overall total in the country to 6,366 since the start of the outbreak, the national Department of Health reported on Tuesday.

      Health authorities in Australia have reported no new deaths, meaning that the death toll still stands at 61.

      On Tuesday morning, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said that it was too early to start lifting social distancing measures enforced to slow the spread of the outbreak.

      "If you take your eyes off this thing, and it gets away from you, it writes its own rules. So we do need to understand what the prerequisites are and the things we have to achieve before we can start to ease some of those restrictions", Morrison said, adding that the government will meet on Thursday to discuss what needs to be done before lifting social distancing measures.

    • 04:48

      Total of 89 New Coronavirus Cases Registered in China Over Past Day

    • 04:47

      Indian Prime Minister Modi Extends Coronavirus Lockdown Until 3 May

      India's nationwide lockdown will be extended until 3 May, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said. The current 21-day lockdown was set to end at midnight Tuesday.

      According to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the government will issue detailed lockdown guidelines on 15 April.

      "From the economic angle, we have paid a big price. But the lives of the people of India are far more valuable", the prime minister explained.

      A man watches India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi's address to the nation on a television announcing the extension of a nationwide lockdown till May 3, to limit the spreading of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in in New Delhi, India, April 14, 2020. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

      Prime Minister Narendra Modi Invokes Architect of Indian Constitution to Extend Lockdown Until 3 May

      New Delhi (Sputnik): Seventy years ago, India, newly liberated from 200 years of British rule, unveiled a constitution for the world’s largest democracy. The constitution is the bedrock of India’s fundamental political code, structure, powers and government duties, which also enumerates the basic rights, principles and duties of its nationals.
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    • 04:42

      India is Successful in Fighting Coronavirus Pandemic - PM Modi

      Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a Tuesday speech noted that the country has been proactive in screening all incoming passengers from coronavirus-affected countries ever since the first case was registered in India, and had announced a 21-day lockdown when there were only 500 cases.

    • 04:42

      New Zealand Authorities Extend Coronavirus-Related State of Emergency for Third Time

      MOSCOW (Sputnik) - New Zealand has extended its coronavirus disease-related state of emergency for a further seven days, the National Emergency Management Agency announced on Tuesday.

      "The State of National Emergency to support the COVID-19 response will be extended a third time, for a further seven days", the agency wrote on Twitter.

      A state of emergency in the country was first declared on 25 March for a one-week period. The emergency measures were thereafter extended twice.

      Earlier in the day, New Zealand Director General of Health Ashley Bloomfield announced that 17 new confirmed or probable cases of COVID-19 had been reported in the preceding 24 hours, raising the total number of cases registered since the start of the outbreak to 1,366.

      A total of nine people have died in New Zealand after contracting the disease, including four deaths in the previous 24 hours.

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