Day: June 9, 2020

Coronavirus keeps spreading in Eurasian countries

June 9, 2020

The number of Infections and fatalities from the novel coronavirus continued to rise across Eurasian countries on Tuesday. – Ukraine The number of COVID-19 cases climbed to 27,856 in Ukraine, as 394 more people tested positive over the last 24 hours, the country’s Health Ministry said in a statement. According to the statement, the number of deaths rose by […]

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UN sends 58 truckloads of aid to Idlib, Syria

June 9, 2020

The UN on Wednesday sent 58 truckloads of humanitarian aid to northwestern Syria, where millions of people are in need of assistance due to internal conflict in the country. The trucks carrying supplies entered Idlib, Syria through the Cilvegozu border gate in Turkey’s southern Hatay province. The aid will be distributed among residents of Idlib […]

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Turkey begins constructing modern warship for Pakistan

June 9, 2020

The steel-cutting or the ground-breaking ceremony to begin construction of the MILGEM Ada class corvette by Turkey for Pakistan was held in the southern port city of Karachi, the Pakistan Navy said on Tuesday. The ceremony at the Karachi Shipyard and Engineering Works (KSEW) — Pakistan Navy’s specialized shipbuilding division — was attended by officials of […]

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Jakarta welcomes ‘new normal’ with packed roads

June 9, 2020

 Offices in the Indonesian capital Jakarta have resumed operations since Monday, after working from home for the past two months due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Jakarta government announced last week that the large-scale social restriction (PSBB) measures will not be extended, yet replaced with a transition period to “new normal”. As a result, workers in […]

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Pangolin scales removed from Chinese medicine list

June 9, 2020

China removed the pangolin scales from an official 2020 list of traditional medicines as part of efforts to protect the population of the world’s most-trafficked mammal in the wild, local media reported on Tuesday. Following Friday’s move of upgrading the protection level of the pangolin, China took another step towards the pangolin or its original […]

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Greece, Italy ink accord on maritime zones

June 9, 2020

Greece and Italy on Tuesday signed an accord on maritime boundaries to establish an exclusive economic zone (EEZ) between the two countries. The agreement was signed during Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio’s visit to the Greek capital Athens. The new agreement is an extension of the agreement signed between the two countries in 1977, […]

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Palestine says no coordination with UAE on aid plane

June 9, 2020

The Palestinian prime minister on Tuesday said that the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has not coordinated with his government regarding any potential aid. According to the Israeli Broadcasting Corporation, a UAE plane will land Tuesday evening at the Israeli Ben Gurion Airport, near the city of Tel Aviv, on a direct flight from Abu Dhabi […]

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Lockdowns prevented 3.1 million deaths in Europe: Study

June 9, 2020

Two months of lockdown measures across Europe have saved 3.1 million lives in Europe, according to a new study. According to the study conducted by scientists at Imperial College London, strict measures, such as school closures, in 11 European countries played a significant role in slowing the pandemic. In the study, published in the journal […]

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