Category Archives: Coronavirus

Ukraine shuts borders to foreigners until October to contain COVID-19 spread

Ukraine will close its borders to foreign citizens for a month starting on Aug. 29, Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal announced during a government meeting on Aug. 26. The ban will last until Sep. 28. Foreigners with permanent residency permits and refugees will be exempt from the ban, as will transit passengers who can confirm that they will leave the country in

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US authorises to use convalescent plasma as potential COVID–19 treatment

09:15, 24 August 2020 – 112UA This is the result of extensive review of the science and data generated over the past several months of efforts to facilitate emergency access to convalescent plasma for patients as clinical trials to definitively demonstrate safety and efficacy remain ongoing. Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) for

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Russia’s Covid-19 Vaccine Breaches Crucial Scientific and Ethical International Standards

Public health is supposed to be above geopolitical struggles and nationalist boasting. Russian President Vladimir Putin announced regulatory approval of a Covid-19 vaccine developed by Moscow’s Gamaleya Institute. He plans to start mass vaccinations in October.  Naming the vaccine Sputnik V, Putin asserted that Russia had won the vaccine race. His action is reckless and dangerous, gambling with the health

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Huge shortfall in funds to fight coronavirus, WHO says

GENEVA (Reuters) – There is a huge gap between the funds needed to fight the coronavirus pandemic and funds committed worldwide, World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Monday. More than 19.92 million people have been reported to be infected by the coronavirus globally and 729,883​ have died, according to a Reuters tally. Infections have been reported in

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Montenegro puts Russia in green zone; Ukraine outraged

The authorities of Montenegro believes that such a decision might attract the Russian tourists for early recovery of the tourism industry Montenegro included Russia on the list of the green zone countries as RTCG reported. The authorities of Montenegro believe that such a decision might attract Russian tourists for the early recovery of the tourism industry. “It will create the

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WHO Urges Russia to Follow Guidelines on Virus Vaccine

The World Health Organization on Tuesday urged Russia to follow the established guidelines for producing safe and effective vaccines after Moscow announced plans to start swiftly producing COVID-19 jabs. Russia said Monday it aims to launch mass production of a coronavirus vaccine in September and turn out “several million” doses per month by next year. Russia is pushing ahead with

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Coronavirus: Wrangling over huge EU recovery plan enters fourth day

EU talks aimed at reaching an agreement on a huge post-coronavirus recovery fund have stretched into a fourth day. There are reportedly deep differences between the leaders, who are trying to negotiate the deal at the same time as the bloc’s next long-term budget. Some member states believe the proposed €750bn ($857bn; £680bn) package is too large and should come

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Six Ukrainian regions not ready for quarantine easing – health ministry

22:40, 11 July 2020 – UNIAN In particular, Volyn, Donetsk, Zakarpattia, Rivne, Ternopil, and Chernihiv regions are not ready for the easing of quarantine. Ukrainian Health Ministry says six Ukrainian regions are not ready for the easing of the quarantine-related restrictions, as the incidence of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases there exceeds the limit. In particular, Volyn, Donetsk, Zakarpattia, Rivne, Ternopil, and

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Russian Propaganda: Russia ready to supply coronavirus vaccine, medication to global market

From the first days, Russia has been providing assistance to the countries in Europe, America and Asia, international institutions, including the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, the Eurasian Economic Union and the World Health Organization. (ed. Most of this “assistance” was deemed faulty, dangerous, exaggerated, incompatible, unneeded, a PR stunt, accompanied with Russian intelligence officers, rejected and came with a hefty price

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Ukraine sold 18 tons of medical masks to Russia during Covid-19 pandemic, – ex-MP

18:10, 26 June 2020 – 112 UA The data state that Ukraine first sold 80 tons of masks to China in January-February and then bought Chinese ones in March. Ukraine exported more than 500 tons of medical masks prior to the coronavirus epidemic: 18 of them – to Russia. At the same time, Moscow was buying masks for less price than other

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Beijing lockdown tightens as new coronavirus outbreak spreads

China capital enters ‘extraordinary period’ after another 36 new cases are linked to a second seafood market Beijing authorities have locked down residential compounds and fired officials over a new Covid-19 outbreak as health officials warned the risk of the outbreak worsening was “very high”. On Monday, authorities announced 49 new cases, 36 of which were linked to the Xinfadi

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Moscow Sees 57% Mortality Spike in May as Russia’s Low Virus Deaths Questioned – Ekho Moskvy

Almost 60% more people in Moscow have died in May than the city’s average toll for the past three years, the Ekho Moskvy radio station reported Wednesday as questions continue to swirl around Russia’s low coronavirus death figures. Around 15,700 people died in Moscow in May, Ekho Moskvy cited an unnamed source familiar with preliminary civil registry data as saying.

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Brazilian President Bolsonaru threatens to withdraw his country from WHO

Only 100 days have passed since Bolsonaru called virus, from which one Brazilian dies every minute, ‘a little flu’ Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaru has threatened to withdraw his country from the World Health Organization, as Reuters reports. “Brazil will consider withdrawing from WHO if it does not cease to be a ‘partisan political organization’, Bolsonaru told reporters in a comment

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Having sex with someone you don’t live with is illegal from today under coronavirus lockdown laws

Brits have been banned from having sex with anyone outside of their own household under new coronavirus lockdown legislation rolled out by the Government. Officials on Monday introduced new measures that ban people in England from socialising indoors with anyone not already in their household bubble. Up until Monday, the person visiting another’s house would have been the one in

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Coronavirus: Backlash after Trump signals US exit from WHO

President Donald Trump has been criticised at home and abroad after announcing he is ending US ties with the World Health Organization (WHO). The EU urged him to reconsider the decision, while Germany’s health minister called it a “disappointing setback for international health”. The head of the US Senate’s health committee, a Republican like Mr Trump, said now was not

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Russian Communist Leader Links Coronavirus Vaccine to Microchip Conspiracy Theory

The leader of Russia’s Communist Party said he believes that an eventual vaccine against the new coronavirus is part of a capitalist plot to implant microchips into humans and ensure their “digital enslavement,” wading into a viral social media conspiracy theory. The false claims allege that U.S. billionaire Bill Gates plans to use microchip implants to show who has been

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