Monthly Archives: March 2020

Toxicologist says anti-malaria drugs show ‘promise’ in treating coronavirus

Malaria drugs are showing “promising” initial results as a potential coronavirus treatment, a toxicologist and economic researcher said Saturday. Appearing on “Fox & Friends Weekend,” Dr. Chris Martenson said the experimental drugs — including hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin — were made available on Thursday by the Food and Drug Administration. Although chloroquine has a “spotty past” and is unsafe at certain levels, Martenson noted that at the levels used in

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Ukrainian court closes case of ‘ex-minister of DPR’

The court of the city of Mariupol absolved from responsibility and stopped any further consideration of the case of the “ex-minister of the coal industry of the Donetsk People’s Republic” Igor Ivakin, who was brought to Ukraine from the separatist-held territories by the Ukrainian Security Service (SBU) during the special operation, Ukraynska Pravda reports. The Oktyabrsky District Court of Mariupol made

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Kyiv to halt public transportation from March 23

Kyiv Mayor Vitaliy Klitschko has said all public transportation will be halted in the capital city of Kyiv from Monday, March 23, due to tightening of restrictive measures to address the outbreak of the novel COVID-19 coronavirus in Ukraine. Only people working for pharmacies, hospitals, groceries, the State Emergency Service, law enforcement agencies and strategic enterprises, who hold special passes,

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Hospitals reach capacity in St. Petersburg as promised free coronavirus tests fail to materialize

Officials in St. Petersburg have offered free coronavirus testing to everyone in the city. On March 16, St. Petersburg’s Health Committee released a list of clinics where anyone who wanted could supposedly get tested without charge for COVID-19. Based on the list, the tests would be available to adults and children at clinics in the city’s Vasileostrovsky, Kolpinsky, Moskovsky, Nevsky, Primorsky, Pushkinsky, Frunzensky,

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Russia’s sparkling new bridge to Crimea is the peninsula’s biggest obstacle to containing coronavirus, says the region’s head

Sergey Aksyonov, the head of Russia’s Crimean Republic, says the 228-billion-ruble ($2.8-billion) Crimean Bridge (for which President Putin recently awarded Arkady Rotenberg a national labor medal) is creating problems for the peninsula’s fight against the spread of coronavirus. Aksyonov says it’s impossible to conduct thorough examinations of everyone entering Crimea via the bridge. As of March 19, officials in Crimea had not confirmed a single

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