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Day: May 20, 2020

Global coronavirus cases surpass 4.9 million

May 20, 2020

The global tally for novel coronavirus infections surpassed 4.9 million on Wednesday, according to a running tally by US-based Johns Hopkins University.   Data showed the death toll worldwide has reached 323,345, with the number of recoveries exceeding 1.68 million.   The US remains the hardest-hit country by the pandemic with more than 1.52 million […]

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Russia: Number of COVID-19 cases crosses 300,000 mark

May 20, 2020

The total number of coronavirus cases in Russia exceeded 300,000 mark on Wednesday, the country’s authorities said.   Over the last 24 hours, 8,764 more people tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total count to 308,705, according to emergency task force.   Over the same period, 135 people died, raising the death toll to 2,972, […]

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Turkey: 9,700 Turkish citizens in virus quarantine

May 20, 2020

At least 9,700 Turkish citizens are in quarantine as part of measures to curb the spread of coronavirus, the youth and sports minister said on Wednesday. Citizens are in isolation at dormitories across 76 provinces, Mehmet Kasapoglu said in a statement. Meanwhile, 67,547 citizens have so far been released from quarantine after completing the mandatory […]

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Turkey, Moldova sign medical aid agreement

May 20, 2020

International agreements signed by Turkey with Moldova, and Palestine in the field of health were published in the country’s Official Gazette on Wednesday. According to the gazette, the “agreement between the government of the Republic of Turkey and the government of the Republic of Moldova on donation in the field of health” was signed on […]

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Turkey, Russia hold 12th joint patrol in Idlib, Syria

May 20, 2020

Turkish and Russian military elements performed the 12th joint patrol along a key highway in Idlib, northwestern Syria, the Turkish National Defense Ministry said on Wednesday. “Within the framework of TUR-RF Agreement/Protocol, the 12th TUR-RF Combined Land Patrol on M-4 Highway in Idlib was conducted with the participation of land and air elements,” the ministry […]

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Libyan army moves to liberate town of al-Asaba

May 20, 2020

The Libyan army on Wednesday morning announced its continued progress towards liberating a key town 100 kilometers (62 miles) southwest of the capital Tripoli from warlord Khalifa Haftar’s militia. “The army continues advancing towards al-Asaba to liberate it from the Haftar militia … The clashes are very fierce,” said Mustafa al-Majei, spokesman for the government’s […]

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Cyclone Amphan surging towards Bangladesh, India coasts

May 20, 2020

Bangladesh and India have issued warning bulletins, as the cyclone Amphan, one of the worst storms over the Bay of Bengal in years, is likely to hit their coasts by Wednesday evening. Officials in both South Asian countries are expecting massive destruction when winds gusting up to 185 kilometers (114 miles) per hour cross Hatiya […]

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Burundi votes to replace president of 15 years

May 20, 2020

Despite the threat of the coronavirus pandemic, voters in Burundi headed to the polls on Wednesday to choose a replacement for President Pierre Nkurunziza, who has ruled the country for 15 years. In the country of 11 million, more than five million people are expected to vote for a new president and a parliament, according […]

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