Day: April 24, 2020

COVID-19 forces Netherlands to end football season early

April 24, 2020

The Netherlands on Friday announced ending early the 2019-2020 professional football season as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. “Unfortunately, with the cabinet’s most recent corona measures, it has become impossible to complete the 2019/2020 season of professional football competitions in time,” the top-tier Dutch division Eredivisie said in a statement on its website. The […]

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India sees biggest daily jump in COVID-19 cases

April 24, 2020

India on Friday reported 1,752 new cases of the coronavirus, the highest single-day spike in the country, bringing the total number of cases to 23,452, the Health Ministry said. According to the ministry, the death toll in the country has risen to 723, as 37 new fatalities were registered over the past 24 hours. The […]

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COVID-19 kills 1200, infects over 27,000 in Africa: WHO

April 24, 2020

The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Africa has surpassed 27,000, while 1,200 people have so far been reported dead across the continent, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday. “Over 27,000 COVID-19 cases [were] reported on the African continent – with over 7,000 associated recoveries & 1,200 deaths recorded,” WHO’s Regional Office […]

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Turkish, Italian frigates train in East Mediterranean

April 24, 2020

Frigates of the Turkish and Italian navies conducted a joint training session in the eastern Mediterranean, Turkey’s National Defense Ministry said on Friday. “TCG SALIHREIS and Italian frigate  ITS V. FASAN operating in NATO Standing Maritime Group-2 and Turkish Navy units TCG GAZIANTEP and TCG RUZGAR have conducted maritime training at Eastern Mediterranean on 23 […]

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UPDATE – Turkey: Death toll from coronavirus rises to 2,600

April 24, 2020

Turkey on Friday confirmed 109 additional fatalities related to the novel coronavirus over the past 24 hours, bringing the total death toll to 2,600. The total number of registered coronavirus cases surged to 104,912, as 3,122 more people tested positive for the virus, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca shared on Twitter. So far, a total of […]

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1915 events ‘instrumentalized’ in politics: Experts

April 24, 2020

The Armenian allegations surrounding the events of 1915 have been politically “instrumentalized” in the construction of the Armenian identity, according to experts. French historian Maxime Gauin, a guest academician in the Center For Eurasian Studies, and Mustafa Serdar Palabiyik at TOBB University of Economics and Technology in Turkey’s capital Ankara commented on the 1915 events […]

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Trump backtracks on bleach injection treatment claim

April 24, 2020

US President Donald Trump rolled back Friday his claim that a possible treatment for coronavirus could be to inject infected patients with disinfectants, after his misguided suggestion garnered widespread ridicule. Trump told reporters in the Oval Office he was being “sarcastic” when he made the claim during Thursday evening’s nightly press briefing. “I was asking […]

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COVID-19: France reports less than 400 deaths

April 24, 2020

France on Friday reported 389 additional fatalities related to the novel coronavirus, bringing the death toll in the country to 22,245. In a daily press briefing, Director General of Health Jerome Salomon reported the second week of improvement in France’s fight against the pandemic, with a significant decline in daily cases and deaths. Of the […]

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