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    Nations Ramp Up Anti-COVID-19 Measures as Global Tally Nears 4 Million (91)

    The global death toll from the pandemic is nearing 280,000, with the United States and Great Britain topping the list of the worst-hit countries. At the same time, China has reported a plunge in new cases of the infection and no fatalities from the virus over the last several weeks.

    There are over 4,000,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus globally, according to Johns Hopkins University. At least 1.3 million of them are registered in the United States, while the UK, Spain, and Italy have over 200,000 infected. New York remains the worst-hit city in the world, with 183,000 cases and almost 20,000 fatalities from COVID-19.

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    • 03:46

      India Registers 4,213 New COVID-19 Cases, 97 Deaths in Past 24 Hours

      The total number of coronavirus cases has reached 67,152, with the death toll climbing to 2,206 on Monday.

      The number of new cases amounts to 4,213, the highest number yet registered. The previous highest figure was 3,900.

    • 03:45

      Germany Records 357 COVID-19 Cases Over Past 24 Hours - Robert Koch Institute

      MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Germany has confirmed 357 new COVID-19 cases over the past 24 hours (667 yesterday), bringing the total count to 169,575, the Robert Koch Institute said on Monday.

      The death toll has grown by 22 (26 yesterday) over the same period of time, with the number of COVID-19-related fatalities recorded since the beginning of the outbreak reaching 7,417.

      Over 145,600 COVID-19 patients have recovered in Germany.

      Bavaria accounts for the highest number of Germany's coronavirus cases (44,368), followed by North Rhine-Westphalia (35,132) and Baden-Wurttemberg (33,190). The country's capital of Berlin has recorded 6,272 COVID-19 cases.

    • 02:53

      Wuhan Has Five New Confirmed Coronavirus Cases - Hubei Health Commission

      BEIJING (Sputnik) - Five new coronavirus cases have been confirmed in the past 24 hours in the Chinese city of Wuhan, where the coronavirus pandemic started in December 2019, the Hubei Province Health Commission said on Monday.

      All five of the new cases were initially registered as asymptomatic ones, however, in the past 24 hours they were reclassified as confirmed coronavirus cases, according to the commission.

      On Sunday, the commission reported one new case of COVID-19 infection in Wuhan. This was the first time in over a month that a confirmed coronavirus case was registered in the city.

      In the past 24 hours, 11 new asymptomatic coronavirus cases were reported in Hubei Province. Doctors continue to monitor a total of 615 asymptomatic coronavirus carriers in the province.

      The Chinese authorities do not include asymptomatic cases in their overall tally, requalifying them as confirmed cases only when the infected individuals start to show symptoms.

      In late April, China’s Health Commission Spokesman Mi Feng announced that the number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 symptoms in Wuhan had dropped to zero, marking a major milestone in the fight against the virus. However, fears of a second wave of infection have emerged in China since it began to lift coronavirus restrictions.

    • 02:32

      Over Dozen New COVID19 Cases Registered in China in Past 24 Hours - Health Commission

      BEIJING (Sputnik) - China registered 17 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, 24 COVID-19 patients recovered over that period, the country’s National Health Commission said on Monday.

      Out of the 17 new cases, seven are imported. According to the commission, China has registered a total of 1,690 imported coronavirus cases.

      A day earlier, the commission reported 14 new confirmed coronavirus cases, two of them imported, and 20 asymptomatic cases.

      The country’s total number of confirmed coronavirus cases now stands at 82,918, the death toll is 4,633 while the total number of recovered individuals stands at 78,144.

      China registered 12 asymptomatic coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, all of them of internal transmission.

      Over the weekend, a new local cluster of coronavirus infections emerged in China’s northeastern Jilin province. The city of Shulan has been declared a high-risk zone after 11 people tested positive for the coronavirus.

    • 02:00

      Mexico Now Has Over 35,000 Confirmed Coronavirus Cases - Deputy Health Minister

      MEXICO CITY (Sputnik) - Mexico has registered a total of over 35,000 coronavirus cases since the start of the outbreak in the country; in the past 24 hours more than 1,500 cases and 112 deaths were confirmed, according to Mexican Deputy Health Minister Hugo Lopez-Gatell.

      "The COVID case count in Mexico has been conducted since February 28, when the first case was registered. In that period … 35,022 infections were confirmed, while in the past 14 days there have been 8,457 infections," Lopez-Gatell said at a Sunday press conference broadcast on Twitter.

      In the past 24 hours, 1,562 new coronavirus cases and 112 new fatalities were confirmed in Mexico. The country’s total death toll from COVID-19 now stands at 3,465.

      A week ago, the total number of coronavirus cases in Mexico surpassed 22,000 and the death toll surpassed 2,000.

      Mexico City has the highest number of coronavirus cases in the country - over 2,243 registered in total, as of Sunday. Mexico is currently at the peak of the coronavirus epidemic, according to the country’s Health Ministry. Restrictions will be in force in the country until 30 May.

    • 00:03

      Brazil Now Has Over 160,000 Confirmed Coronavirus Cases - Health Ministry

      MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Brazil has surpassed 160,000 with the country’s COVID-19 death toll standing at over 11,000 according to Health Ministry data.

      In the past 24 hours, Brazil registered 6,760 new coronavirus cases bringing the total up to 162,699 the ministry said on Sunday. In the same period, 496 new deaths from COVID-19 were registered in the country with the total death toll now standing at 11,123.

      On Saturday, Brazil’s health ministry said that across a 24-hour period, 10,611 new coronavirus cases and 730 new COVID-19 fatalities had been registered in Brazil.

      The number of recovered individuals in the country stands at over 61,000 which is almost 40 percent of all the cases.

      On Saturday, Brazil's parliament declared a national three-day mourning for the victims of COVID-19.

    • 22:54

      Four New Coronavirus Deaths Confirmed in Israel, Total Death Toll at 252 - Health Ministry

      MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Israel has reported four new coronavirus deaths, bringing the country’s total COVID-19 death toll up to 252, the Health Ministry said.

      As of Sunday evening, the total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Israel stood at 16,477 with 19 new coronavirus cases having been confirmed during the day, according to Health Ministry data.

      On Friday, the number of active cases of COVID-19 in Israel decreased by 195, down to a total of 4,962. There are currently 4,795 active coronavirus cases in Israel, 74 of the patients are in grave condition, according to the Health Ministry's Sunday data. Over 11,400 people have recovered from COVID-19 in the country.

      Israel has already started a phased easing of coronavirus restrictions, markets and malls have reopened in the country and people are now allowed to play sports outside and visit their friends and family. On Sunday, kindergartens and daycare centers reopened in Israel.

    • 21:12

      Johnson, Macron Agree to Coordinate Border Measures Amid Pandemic

      MOSCOW (Sputnik) - UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and French President Emmanuel Macron agreed in a joint statement on Sunday to closely coordinate all coronavirus measures, noting that travelers from France would be exempt from a compulsory quarantine in the kingdom at the current stage.

      In an address to the nation earlier in the day, Johnson said that the country would soon impose quarantine on air passengers coming to the country. It is unclear whether it would apply to all of them.

      "The leaders spoke about the need to manage the risk of new transmissions arising from abroad, as the rate of coronavirus decreases domestically. In this regard, the Prime Minister and the President agreed to work together in taking forward appropriate border measures. This cooperation is particularly necessary for the management of our common border," the joint statement, issued after their phone call, reads.

      It noted that "no quarantine measures would apply to travellers coming from France at this stage," and any steps on either side would be "taken in a concerted and reciprocal manner."

      An intergovernmental working group will be set up for consultations on the matter in the coming weeks.

      Along with close bilateral coordination, the two leaders also stressed the importance of European and international cooperation in the fight against the coronavirus.

    • 20:39

      Number of COVID-19 Cases in South Africa Exceeds 10,000 - Health Minister

      MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The number of confirmed COVID-19 сases in South Africa has reached 10,015, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said on Sunday.

      On Saturday, South Africa registered a total of 9420 cases, with the death toll of 186.

      "As of today, the total number of confirmed #Covid_19 cases in South Africa is 10 015, the total number of deaths is 194 and the recoveries are 4173," the minister tweeted.

      The World Health Organization has confirmed 56,973 COVID-19 cases across the African continent.

    • 19:56

      Number of Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Pakistan Surpasses 30,000 - Gov't

      MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Pakistan has increased by 869 to 30,334, the government said on Sunday.

      The death toll has grown by 20, reaching 659, while the number of recoveries is at 8,063.

      The government has conducted 283,517 tests.

      On Saturday, Islamabad lifted its lockdown measures, reopening all construction-related industries as well as steel and aluminum plants. The country's markets will be open 5 days a week until 5 p.m. local time (12:00 GMT).

    • 19:01

      Number of COVID-19 Cases in Ireland Reaches Almost 23,000, Health Department Says

      MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Ireland has almost reached 23,000, the Health Department said on Sunday.

      According to the department, there have been 236 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the overall number to 22,996. The death toll has increased by 12 to 1,458.

      On 18 May, Ireland will begin phase one of its plan to reopen the society, allowing a gradual return of outdoor workers, reopening outdoor shops, tourism sites, and public sports grounds, provided the social distancing rules are maintained.

    • 18:20

      UK Extends Virus Lockdown Until at Least 1 June, Prime Minister Says

    • 17:48

      Poland's Coronavirus Tally Rises to 15,996, Death Toll at 800

    • 17:44

      COVID-19 Tally in Russian Armed Forces Rises to 1,723, Defence Ministry Says

    • 17:41

      Turkey Records 1,542 New COVID-19 Cases, Daily Rise Lowest Since 26 March, Ministry Says

      ANKARA (Sputnik) - Turkey has registered 1,542 coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, taking the total to 138,657, Minister of Health Dr Fahrettin Koca said Sunday, as the daily rise in new cases remains at a record low.

      "Today, 1,542 new cases have been detected. In total, 138,657 have been infected. We have lost 47 patients today, with the death toll totalling 3,786", Koca wrote on Twitter.

      The new figures are the lowest single-day case increase and death toll since 26 March and 31 March, respectively.

      On Saturday, the country reported 1,546 new cases and 50 fatalities.

    • 17:26

      Global COVID-19 Death Toll Exceeds 280,000, Johns Hopkins University Reports

      MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The global death toll from COVID-19 has surpassed 280,000, according to the database compiled by Johns Hopkins University.

      There are currently 280,507 fatalities worldwide. The United States, the United Kingdom, and Italy have the highest numbers of deaths among countries, 78,932, 31,930, and 30,560, respectively.

      The total number of cases is currently over 4,067,112, while the number of recoveries is at 1,392,359.

    • 17:13

      Navy Ship From Maldives With COVID-19 Evacuees Arrives in India

    • 16:55

      High-Risk Zone Declared in North-Eastern China Due to New COVID-19 Cluster, Authorities Say

      BEIJING (Sputnik) - The Chinese city of Shulan in the northeastern Jilin province has been declared a high-risk zone after 11 people got infected with the novel coronavirus, the provincial authorities said on Sunday.

      "On 7 May, one local infection was detected. On 9 May, another 11 were detected. Per the national standards of evaluating an epidemiological situation, the Jilin province raises the Shulan city's level of epidemiological threat from average to high", the authorities said in a statement.

      Meanwhile, another new case was reported earlier in the day from the city of Wuhan that had not had any new cases since early April. This makes a total of 12 new cases the highest daily increase since 11 March.

      Earlier in the day, Mi Feng, a spokesman for the National Health Commission, announced that on Saturday, a local cluster of 11 infected people had been discovered in Jilin with all of the infected being family members or had come into close contact with them.

    • 16:30

      Number of Patients in ICU Units Falls to 2,776 From 2,812 on 9 May, French Health Ministry Says

    • 16:16

      New York’s Statewide Coronavirus Deaths Declined to 207 on 9 May vs 226 Deaths a Day Earlier, Governor Cuomo Says

    • 16:15

      Canada's Total Coronavirus Cases Rise to 67,996, With 4,728 Deaths, Public Health Agency Data Shows

    • 16:01

      Group of French National Assembly Lawmakers Intends to Challenge the State of Emergency Law

      A group of 63 deputies of the French National Assembly has filed a petition with the country's Constitutional Council in order to achieve a repeal of a law approved by the parliament on Saturday to extend the state of emergency to 10 July.

    • 15:46

      UK's COVID-19 Death Toll Rises by 269 to 31,855

      LONDON (Sputnik) - The death toll from COVID-19 in the United Kingdom has increased by 269 in the last 24 hours, reaching 31,855, the Health Department said on Sunday.

      Meanwhile, the number of confirmed cases has risen by 3,923 to 219,183 in total.

    • 15:41

      Second COVID-19 Test Reveals No Players or Staff From Portuguese Club Vitoria Contracted Coronavirus

      Portugal’s Vitoria FC has announced that the results of the second control test carried out last Friday revealed that no player, coach, or member of the staff is infected with COVID-19. So the first stage of a return to training has been successfully completed, the FC said.

      Earlier today, AFP reported, citing the club, that three players have tested positive for coronavirus. The players, according to the news agency, are "asymptomatic and quarantined".

    • 15:12

      US Unemployment Rate to Get Worse, Treasury Says

      People line up outside the Utah Department of workforce Services Monday, April 13, 2020, in Salt Lake City.

      US Unemployment Set to Hit Lowest Point in May-June With Rate North of 20%, Economic Adviser Says

      The US Labour Department revealed on Friday that the United States lost a historic 20.5 million jobs in April against the background of the coronavirus pandemic.
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    • 14:14

      Putin to Hold Meeting on Monday to Discuss Issue of Prolonging Stay-at-Home Regime, Kremlin Says

      MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russian President Vladimir Putin will hold a meeting on May 11, where he will consider the issue of extending the stay-at-home holiday because of the current COVID-19 situation, his spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Sunday.

      "The president has a meeting [on the issue] scheduled for tomorrow", Peskov said when asked if an extension of the stay-at-home holiday is on the agenda.

    • 13:40

      UK Sent Thousands of COVID-19 Tests to US Due to ‘Operational Issues’, Health Ministry Says

      Scientist in Laboratory Conducts COVID-19 Test

      UK Sent Thousands of COVID-19 Tests to US Due to ‘Operational Issues’, Health Ministry Says

      In April, Health Secretary Matt Hancock set a goal of conducting at least 100,000 COVID-19 tests per day in the UK, a task that the government has been struggling to implement.
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    • 13:20

      Trump is in Talks With Lawmakers on Next Steps in Pandemic Legislation, Economic Advisor Kudlow Says

    • 12:59

      ‘Italy’s Beauty Won’t Be in Quarantine’: Giuseppe Conte Suggests Early Lockdown Lifting

      A worker wearing protective clothing is seen spraying disinfectant towards a building in Via Cortina d’Ampezzo in Rome, as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, Rome, Italy, April 24, 2020.

      ‘Italy’s Beauty Won’t Be in Quarantine’: Giuseppe Conte Suggests Early Lockdown Lifting

      Late last month, Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte pledged to ease the country's lockdown on 4 May as the nation recovers from the coronavirus pandemic. There are currently more than 217,000 confirmed cases in Italy, according to the World Health Organisation.
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    • 12:26

      Russia's Mortality Rate per 1,000 People Dropped by 3.8% in January-March

      MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The number of deaths in Russia per 1,000 nationals decreased in January-March 2020 by 3.8 percent compared to the same period last year, while in March 2020 there was a slight increase in the number of deaths compared to March 2019, the Russian Health Ministry’s press service said.

      "The number of deaths per 1,000 nationals decreased by 3.8 percent [from 13.1 per thousand in January-March 2019 to 12.6 per thousand in January-March 2020]", the press service said.

      The number of deaths in absolute numbers in January-March decreased by 12,866 compared to the same period of 2019.

      At the same time, in March 2020, there is a slight increase in the number of deaths compared to March 2019, by 0.5 percent or 827 people.

    • 12:12

      At Least 6 Prisoners Contract COVID-19 in Afghanistan's Nangarhar Province

    • 11:55

      Colombian Company Designs Hospital Bed That Turns Into Coffin Amid COVID-19 Spread

      Rodolfo Gomez, left, and his employees demonstrate how their design of a cardboard box can serve as both a hospital bed and a coffin

      Colombian Company Designs Hospital Bed That Turns Into Coffin Amid COVID-19 Spread - AP

      The South American country has a relatively small number of coronavirus cases (10,495) and deaths (445) compared with Europe and the West, but the pandemic has already put pressure on the nation's healthcare and funeral systems.
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    • 11:39

      Belgium Confirms 485 New Cases, Bringing Total to 53,081

    • 11:38

      Romania Confirms Total of 15,131 Coronavirus Cases

    • 11:03

      Noted Indian Scholar, Leading Expert on Russia Dies of Coronavirus at 68

      Professor Hari Vasudevan, who died on Saturday night, was involved in projects on Indo-Russian relations and the Radiating Globalities project initiated by Gayatri Spivak of Columbia University (New York).

      At Observer Research Foundation (ORF), he was evaluating the overlap between the Look East and Look Far East policies of India and the relationship between the greater Eurasia ideas of the Russian and Chinese establishments.

      Jagdeep Dhankhar, the governor of the Indian state of West Bengal, has expressed his condolences to the family of the deceased.

    • 10:43

      Italian PM Conte Hopes to Speed Up Ease of Pandemic Restrictions

    • 10:28

      Spain's Health Ministry Registers 143 COVID-19 Deaths, Lowest in Nearly 2 Months

    • 10:19

      Number of Infected in Iran Reaches 107,603

      TEHRAN (Sputnik) - Iran has registered 1,383 new coronavirus cases over the past 24 hours, with the overall tally increasing to 107,603, Kianush Jahanpur, the spokesman for the Iranian Health Ministry, said on Sunday.

      "Over the past day, we confirmed 1,383 new COVID-19 cases. The total number of coronavirus cases at the moment is 107,603", Jahanpur said live on the IRINN TV channel.

      Iran also registered 58 coronavirus-related fatalities over the given period, bringing the death toll to 6,640.

      At the same time, the number of recoveries has reached 86,143.

    • 10:09

      Russian Gov't Allocates $1.1Bln to Subsidise Small, Medium-Sized Businesses Amid Pandemic

    • 09:40

      No Hugs During Social Distancing: Relatives Condole Indian Family Via Posters From Outside - Video

      A woman walks on a deserted street during a nationwide lockdown to slow the spreading of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the old quarters of Delhi, India, April 13, 2020

      No Hugs During Social Distancing: Relatives Condole Indian Family Via Posters From Outside - Video

      New Delhi (Sputnik): The country is under the third phase of it lockdown announced on 24 March by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to combat COVID-19. The extended phases have seen only essential services being allowed, although some relaxations have occurred under the third phase.
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    • 09:15

      Malaysia Extends Movement Restrictions Until 9 June Despite COVID-19 Slowdown

    • 09:00

      Number of Infected in Spain Rises to 224,390, Death Toll Reaches 26,621

    • 08:51

      Singapore Confirms 876 New COVID-19 Cases, Total Tops 23,000

      MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Singapore has increased by 876 to 23,336 over the past 24 hours, the Health Ministry said on Sunday.

      "As of 10 May 2020, 12 p.m. [04:00 GMT], the Ministry of Health (MOH) has preliminarily confirmed an additional 876 cases of COVID-19 infection in Singapore, the vast majority of whom are work permit holders residing in foreign worker dormitories. Three cases are Singaporeans/permanent residents”, the statement said.

      A day before, the country's health authorities registered 753 cases of the infection.

      At the same time, 20 people have died and more than 2,000 have recovered since the pandemic reached the Southeast Asian nation.

    • 08:45

      Philippines Reports 184 New COVID-19 Cases

    • 08:22

      Poland Confirms Total of 15,821 Coronavirus Cases

    • 08:17

      UK Seeks to 'Slowly and Cautiously' Relaunch Economy - Minister

      A sign is seen outside The Prince, a pub friends Dominic Townsend and Steve Pond share an apartment above and say are lucky enough to be stuck in during lockdown as the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues in London, Britain April 28, 2020. Picture taken April 28, 2020.

      UK Seeks to 'Slowly and Cautiously' Relaunch Economy - Minister

      The minister's statement comes ahead of Prime Minister Boris Johnson's televised address where he is expected to announce measures to gradually ease the lockdown in the UK.
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    • 08:01

      Tesla Announces Reopening of Plant in California, Files Lawsuit Against Local Authorities

      In this Sunday, July 8, 2018, photograph, 2018 Model 3 sedans sit on display outside a Tesla showroom in Littleton, Colo

      Tesla Announces Reopening of Plant in California, Files Lawsuit Against Local Authorities

      Elon Musk previously claimed that he and his company will leave California, as Alameda County authorities opposed his plan to reopen the facility in Fremont, where at least 20,000 people are employed. According to the businessman, they were acting "contrary to the governor, the president, our constitutional freedoms, and just plain common sense".
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    • 07:42

      Russia Confirms 11,012 Cases Over Past 24 Hours, Bringing Tally to Around 210,000

      MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russia has registered 11,012 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours (10,817 yesterday), taking the total to 209,688, the national coronavirus response centre said on Sunday.

      "Over the past 24 hours, 11,012 COVID-19 cases have been registered in 83 regions. Of these, 4,674 (or 42.4 percent) have been detected with people showing no clinical symptoms", the centre said in a statement.

      This brings the total tally to 209,688 (+5.5 percent) in 85 regions across Russia.

      Of the new cases, 5,551 were registered in Moscow, 1,133 in the Moscow Region, and 414 in St. Petersburg.

      The country's COVID-19 death toll has increased by 88 (same amount yesterday) to 1,915. A total of 58 people died of the disease in Moscow over the past day; nine patients died in the Moscow Region, and three patients died in the Nizhny Novgorod Region.

      As many as 2,390 COVID-19 patients have recovered over the past 24 hours (5,308 yesterday) in Russia, bringing the total number of cured people to 34,306.

    • 06:56

      Further 1,011 COVID-19 Patients Discharged in Moscow, Raising Total to 13,790

    • 06:47

      Wuhan Confirms First COVID-19 Case in 36 Days, 17 Asymptomatic

      BEIJING (Sputnik) - One new case of COVID-19 infection was confirmed in China’s Wuhan for the first time in over a month and 17 others tested positive but are asymptomatic, the Hubei Province Health Commission said on Sunday.

      According to the report, the confirmed patient is an 89-year-old male who is hospitalised in critical condition.

      Chinese authorities do not include asymptomatic cases in their overall tally, requalifying them when they begin to show symptoms.

      According to Chinese newspaper Global Times, this is the first case of infection reported in the city since April 4.

      There are 616 asymptomatic carriers currently under medical observation, the report relayed.

    • 06:42

      Over 5.4Mln COVID-19 Tests Conducted in Russia

      MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Over 5.4 million tests to detect COVID-19 have been conducted in Russia since the beginning of the outbreak, and 243,000 people across the country remain under medical observation as suspected carriers, the national public health watchdog, Rospotrebnadzor, said on Sunday.

      "Over 5.4 million coronavirus tests have been conducted in Russia, and 243,000 people remain under medical observation", Rospotrebnazor said in a statement.

      As many as 226,000 tests have been conducted over the past 24 hours, the watchdog specified.

    • 06:18

      Three Top US Health Chiefs on Coronavirus Task Force Enter Self-Isolation, Media Report

      WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - Three of the highest-profile members of the White House coronavirus task force will be going into self-isolation after exposure to a person who tested positive for COVID-19, US media reported.

      Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Robert Redfield, director of the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, Stephen Hahn will all be working from home for the next two weeks after low-risk exposure to an infected person, Politico reported.

      Over the course of the week, one of President Donald Trump’s valets and Press Secretary for Vice President Mike Pence, Katie Miller, tested positive for the coronavirus, sparking concerns of an outbreak in the White House.

      Fauci and Redfield will testify before Congress on Tuesday via a remote video conference but stated they may go to the White House or their offices with added precautions if there was a need, ABC News reported.

      Although no one from the task force, including Trump and Pence, has yet tested positive, the White House has stepped up mitigation efforts including daily temperature checks for any visitors, the broadcaster reported.

    • 05:37

      Thailand Confirms 5 New COVID-19 Cases, No Fatalities Over Past 24 Hours

    • 04:58

      Kyrgyzstan Registers 71 New COVID-19 Cases, Total Exceeds 1,000

    • 04:49

      China Registers 14 New COVID-19 Cases in 24 Hours, No Deaths

    • 04:40

      Number of Infected in India Rises to 62,939, Death Toll Reaches 2,109

    • 04:37

      Germany Records 667 New COVID-19 Cases, Total Tops 169,000

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