Day: April 4, 2020

COVID-19: Death toll in US surpasses 7,000

April 4, 2020

The death toll from the novel coronavirus in the U.S. hit 7,163 on Saturday, with 1,105 more confirmed deaths, according to data by Johns Hopkins University. The number of infected cases rose to 278,568, while 9,920 have recovered from the virus. The U.S. has become the country with the most confirmed coronavirus infections followed by […]

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Turkey: Over 15,000 returnees from abroad in quarantine

April 4, 2020

Turkey’s youth and sports minister said on Saturday that 15,756 people who arrived in the country from abroad have been quarantined in 78 dormitories across 51 provinces. According to a statement by Mehmet Kasapoglu, the southern Mersin province is currently hosting 1,276 people, while the northwestern provinces of Sakarya (1,801) and Bolu (616), eastern Sivas […]

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Knife attack kills 2, injures 5 in SE France

April 4, 2020

Two people were killed and five others injured Saturday morning by an attacker wielding a knife. Two of the injured are said to be in serious condition. The incident, unforeseen by shoppers simply out buying food and essentials for the week, occurred in the southeastern French town of Romans-sur-Isere. The town of 50,000 — a […]

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Russia to start testing coronavirus vaccine on May 11

April 4, 2020

Russia will start pre-clinical testing of two prototypes of the coronavirus vaccine on May 11, an official said on Saturday. The samples have been passing the animal testing at the moment, and are expected to be finished by the end of April, head of the State Research Center of Virology and Biotechnology Rinat Maksyutov told […]

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Turkey hopes Guinean elections to give positive results

April 4, 2020

Turkey hopes that the elections and constitutional referendum held simultaneously in Guinea will yield positive results for the peace and prosperity in the country, the Foreign Ministry said Saturday. Turkey believes the political process will be implemented with an inclusive and constructive approach in line with the preferences and expectations of the people of Guinea, […]

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COVID-19: Italy reports 681 new deaths, rate slows

April 4, 2020

Italy on Saturday reported 681 more deaths from the novel coronavirus, bringing the total number of fatalities to 15,362 — the highest in the world — but confirming a slowdown in the death rate. The slowing trend recently registered in the rise of infections — clearly down from the double-digit rises in the early stages […]

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COVID-19: Pakistan to open border for stranded Afghans

April 4, 2020

Pakistan on Saturday announced to open border with Afghanistan for four days to facilitate stranded Afghan national to return their homes, the foreign ministry said. According to the Foreign Ministry, the decision has taken on special request from Kabul’s government. “At the special request of the Government of Afghanistan and based on humanitarian considerations, Pakistan […]

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UPDATE – Russia: Gas explosion kills 2, injures 6

April 4, 2020

At least two people were killed, and six others injured in Russia when a gas cylinder exploded, the country’s Emergency Ministry said Saturday. Five of the injured were hospitalized, three of them are in critical condition while the building was evacuated, the ministry said in a statement. Two people went missing, the authorities said they […]

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