Contents tagged with COVID-19

  • Russian Prime Minister tests positive for COVID-19

    Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin contracted the coronavirus and went into self-isolation.

    "It has just become known that the coronavirus tests I passed have come back positive. In this regard, and in accordance with the requirements of Rospotrebnadzor (the Russian Consumer Rights Watchdog), I have to observe self-isolation. It is necessary to protect my colleagues," Mishustin said during a video conference with Putin.

    The Prime Minister assured that the government will continue to …

  • Russia overtakes Iran in number of COVID-19 cases

    Russia overtook Iran in the number of coronavirus cases and came in 8th place in the world in this indicator. In the past 24 hours alone, 6,411 new cases of infection were reported in Russia in 83 regions, including 3,075 cases in Moscow, the operational headquarters said on Tuesday, April 28. As a result, the total number of people infected in Russia exceeded 93,000.

    Only the day before, Russia bypassed China, where the pandemic began. In Russia, at the same time, there are significantly …

  • Kremlin: Russia will not reopen its borders this year

    The opening of Russia's borders is not expected this year, said Federation Council Speaker Valentina Matviyenko said on Rossiya 24 TV channel.

    According to her, Russians should not plan any foreign trips for at least the next year. "In recent years, our citizens have been traveling a lot, both abroad and within the country. One year is not a tragedy, is it? No foreign trips should be planned for this year, because not only Russia, but other countries will not fully remove restrictions very …

  • Kyiv: Russia conceals COVID-19 cases among military in Crimea

    Russian authorities hide information about COVID-19 cases among the military stationed in annexed Crimea, stated the Ministry of Reintegration of the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine.

    "In all temporarily occupied territories - both in the Donbass and in Crimea - there is an acute shortage of medical personnel to treat patients. The spread of coronavirus among military contingent is carefully concealed," the statement reads.

    As the Ukrainian Ministry noted, representatives of the …

  • Russian aviation prepares for military parade in Crimea despite COVID-19 pandemic

    The Russian army continues to prepare for a military parade on May 9 in annexed Crimea, despite the coronavirus pandemic.

    According to the website of the Russian Defense Ministry, crews of aircraft and helicopters of naval aviation and air defense of the Russian Black Sea Fleet have begun to prepare flight shifts for the air part of the parade.

    "During the first stage of training, pilots practice flying in pairs. Crews of aircraft and helicopters conduct training on keeping the interval …

  • Ukrainian Armed Forces report 7 new cases of COVID-19

    In the last 24 hours, the Armed Forces of Ukraine have detected seven new cases of coronavirus, bringing the number of infected personnel to 18, reported the Medical Forces Command of the Ukrainian Armed Forces.

    Two servicemen of one of the military units of Khmelnitsky have tested positive for coronavirus. Since March 27, they have been in self-isolation after contact with a person infected with COVID-19.

    Three cases were reported in one of the military units in the city of Melitopol. The …

  • China faces new wave of coronavirus cases coming from Russia

    Over the past 24 hours, Chinese medics have found 20 Chinese citizens with COVID-19 infection who have returned to their homeland from Moscow in recent days, RIA Novosti reports, citing the Russian Consulate General in Harbin.

    "Over the past 24 hours, 20 people have been officially diagnosed with COVID-19 infection in the consular district. All of them were citizens of the People's Republic of China, who arrived from Moscow through Vladivostok and crossed the border through the Suifenhe border …

  • Ukraine sends 20 medical personnel to Italy to fight coronavirus pandemic

    On Saturday, April 4, 20 medical workers from the Ukrainian Interior Ministry and the Ministry of Health flew to help Italian doctors, reports the press service of the Ukrainian Interior Ministry.

    All the doctors decided to go to Italy voluntarily. Within a few days, Ukraine will also send humanitarian aid to Italy: a special cargo of disinfectants.

    "Today we are sending 20 Ukrainian medical workers to the Marche region. For us, this is an important step, to help friends in difficult times. …

  • Crew of Russian nuclear submarine quarantined due to potential coronavirus exposure

    The crew of the Russian nuclear submarine K-266 Orel (Eagle), which is equipped with cruise missiles, has been put under strict quarantine, reports the Russian news outlet Bi-Port

    The reason for this is the contact of one of the submariners with a person infected with coronavirus.

    "The entire crew of the nuclear submarine Orel, which is based in the Northern Fleet, has been put under quarantine. The reason for the quarantine was the contact of a civilian specialist who visited the submarine …