Day: April 26, 2020

‘COVID-19 did not change much in Japan’s daily life’

April 26, 2020

It is a part of the Japanese culture to wear masks and maintain “utmost” cleanliness during the routine life, so COVID-19 pandemic did not change much in the country. “The only issue is there is no aggressive testing of people to determine whether a person is infected or not,” a software engineer who identified himself […]

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NBA franchises set to reopen training facilities

April 26, 2020

NBA players may come back to team gyms on Friday in the US states where local authorities have loosened or did not impose “stay-at-home” restrictions in response to COVID-19, the basketball association said late Saturday. It stated that only personal workouts were allowed rather than team training. “Any workouts that take place would be voluntary […]

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Russia registers new spike of coronavirus cases

April 26, 2020

Russia registered on Sunday another spike of coronavirus cases as a new record number of people tested positive over the last 24 hours. The tally rose to 80,949 with the new 6,361 cases reported since Saturday, the country’s emergency team said in a statement. The number of fatalities showed a new high as well, as […]

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Chernobyl nuclear disaster marks 34 years

April 26, 2020

The catastrophic Chernobyl nuclear accident in Ukraine, then part of the Soviet Union, marked its 34th anniversary on Sunday. On April 26, 1986, a sudden surge of power during a reactor systems test destroyed Unit 4 of the nuclear power station at Chernobyl, some 110 kilometers (68.3 miles) from Ukraine’s capital, Kiev. “Sunday is International […]

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Eurasian countries fighting pandemic

April 26, 2020

Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Armenia, Georgia, and Uzbekistan reported a spike in cases. – Ukraine The Health Ministry of Ukraine announced 492 more people caught the virus, raising the tally to 8,617 nationwide. The death toll in the country has risen to 209, while 840 patients have recovered so far. – Kazakhstan The Health Ministry in […]

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Bangladesh: 34 Hindu org’s members coronavirus positive

April 26, 2020

Bangladesh police have locked down a temple run by the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), a Hindu religious organization, after 34 of its members were tested positive for coronavirus, officials said. “As many as 34 members of ISKCON ashram in the capital’s Swamibag area have tested positive for coronavirus, and the temple has been […]

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Turkey repatriates coronavirus patient from Sweden

April 26, 2020

Turkey on Sunday brought home one of its citizens from Sweden who contracted coronavirus but was not given treatment. A Turkish air ambulance left Malmo Airport at 9 a.m. local time (0700GMT) and arrived at the Ankara Esenboga Airport at 1:30 p.m. local time (1030GMT). After routine health checks, the patient Emrullah Gulusken and his […]

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Yemen’s 5 provinces reject separatist self-governance

April 26, 2020

Five provinces in southern Yemen announced they do not recognize the self-governance of the UAE-backed separatist Southern Transitional Council (STC). Hadhramaut, Shabwa, al-Mahra, Abyan and Socotra administrations said they reject the self-governance and state of emergency declared by STC, and that they are loyal to President Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi and the legal government. The authority […]

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