Day: April 9, 2020

Estonia’s Public and Private Sectors Come Together in E-Hackathon to Develop Innovative Solutions Admist the Crisis

April 9, 2020

Estonia hopes to give example on how government, citizens and businesses can unite for a joint effort to reduce the economic effects   of the COVID-19 crisis TALLINN, Estonia, April 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — On the day the state of emergency was declared in Estonia, a public-private e-hackathon was held as one of the first crisis responses to offer […]

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Virus can linger in air longer than thought: Study

April 9, 2020

 Aerosol particles containing coronavirus could hang in the air longer than initially thought, highlighting the need for continued social distancing, according to a new Finnish study of the virus’ spread. Researchers from Aalto University, the Finnish Meteorological Institute, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, and the University of Helsinki did the study on the transport […]

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Turkey, North Macedonia’s presidents speak over phone

April 9, 2020

 Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan spoke Thursday to North Macedonia’s President Stevo Pendarovski over the phone, according to Turkey’s Communications Directorate. In a statement, the directorate said Erdogan and Pendarovski discussed issues ranging from cooperation in combating coronavirus to bilateral ties and regional matters. Overall, the virus has spread to 184 countries, infecting more than […]

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Turkish navy thwarts Greek harassment in Aegean Sea

April 9, 2020

 The Greek coast guards harassing a Turkish-flagged merchant ship which was traveling in line with the international maritime law in south of the Samos Island of the Aegean Sea, immediately left the area following arrival of the Turkish Armed Forces, said security sources on Thursday. The Turkish vessel “Akinturk-2” was harassed by the Greek guard […]

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US coronavirus death toll nears 15,000 mark

April 9, 2020

 The U.S. is nearing the 15,000 mark for coronavirus-related fatalities Thursday, according to the data of Johns Hopkins University. Still standing as the most virus-hit country in the world with more than 432,500 cases, the U.S. has recorded over 14,820 deaths. It surpassed Spain with its tally earlier Thursday and had the second-highest death toll […]

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Coronavirus kills former Italian Olympian

April 9, 2020

 Former Italian track and field Olympian Donato Sabia died from the novel coronavirus, according to the Olympic Channel news site Thursday. It said Sabia, 56, died Wednesday and that his father was also felled by COVID-19 in recent days. The 1984 European Indoor Championships gold medalist, was in an intensive care unit at a hospital […]

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EU mulls further sanctions on Syrian regime

April 9, 2020

  The European Union is ready to impose stricter sanctions on high-level Syrian regime officials and scientists who were involved in using chemical weapons against civilians, the EU’s foreign policy chief said on Thursday. The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) published on Wednesday a report on the use of chemical weapons in […]

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Worldwide coronavirus cases top 1.5M

April 9, 2020

 The number novel coronavirus cases reached 1,503,900 on Thursday, according to figures compiled by U.S.-based Johns Hopkins University. According to the data, since the emergence of the virus in China in December, 89,915 have died while 339,775 individuals have fully recovered. The U.S. remains the country with the highest number of infections hitting 432,579, but […]

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