Contents tagged with coronavirus

  • Ukrainian Armed Forces report 3 coronavirus cases

    As of 4 April, 3 cases of acute respiratory disease COVID-19 caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus have been reported in the Armed Forces of Ukraine, reported the press service of the Medical department of the Ukrainian Armed Forces.

    "This is the second case of acute respiratory disease COVID-19, which involves a soldier from the Kyiv garrison. The soldier had been treated at home with cold symptoms since the end of March. Because of afebrile temperature, two tests (rapid test and extensive) …

  • 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. …

  • Iran blames Russia for not providing help with coronavirus pandemic

    Teheran reminded Russia that it did not help Iran in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

    The spokesman for the Iranian parliament’s presiding board, Behrouz Nemati, gave an interview to the local news agency ISNA. He noted that Russia did not help Iran in the fight against the spread of coronavirus.

    "Indeed, the crisis showed the Kremlin's Western orientation. It was in a hurry to send a plane with the necessary cargo to the United States, but not to its tactical partner Iran,” said …

  • Kremlin: Putin started working remotely

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has decided to carry out his duties remotely, the Kremlin's press service said on Wednesday after the head of the country's main hospital announced that he was tested positive for coronavirus after meeting with Putin

    Denis Protsenko, who met with Putin last week when the Russian President visited the Kommunarka hospital in Moscow, said on Tuesday that he was infected with coronavirus but was doing well.

    "The president now prefers to work remotely," Kremlin …

  • EU allocates 80 million euros to Ukraine to fight coronavirus

    The European Union has allocated 80 million euros to Ukraine to fight the coronavirus, as reported on the website of the EU Mission in Ukraine

    "Ukraine, which continues to suffer from Russian aggression and illegal annexation of Crimea and Sevastopol, has also been adversely affected by the pandemic in all spheres of life. The European Union welcomes the preventive measures taken by the Ukrainian government in response to the spread of COVID-19. We recognize the complexity of some of these …

  • 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 …

  • Spain returns to China unreliable coronavirus test kits also purchased by Ukraine

    Spain has sent a large batch of rapid coronavirus test kits back to the Chinese manufacturer because they proved unreliable, reports El Pais.

    On March 10, Mayor of Kyiv Vitali Klitschko announced that the Ukrainian authorities bought similar rapid test kits. These test kits were to be distributed to seven hospitals for coronavirus testing.

    It is noted that the first 9,000 test kits from the shipment had an accuracy of only 30% while the required accuracy is at least 80%.

    At the same time, …

  • Austrian Foreign Minister: sanctions against Russia will remain despite coronavirus

    The Austrian Federal Minister for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs of Austria Alexander Schallenberg believes that Russia will not be able to achieve the removal of sanctions amid the coronavirus pandemic, reports the Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

    "Russia's attempts to lift sanctions due to coronavirus are futile," Schallenberg said during a telephone conversation with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmutro Kuleba.

    The ministres noted the unity of positions on the need to preserve …

  • La Stampa: 80% of Russian coronavirus aid to Italy is useless

    Russia's assistance to Italy in the fight against coronavirus is a geopolitical and diplomatic project of Vladimir Putin, 80% of the supply of Russian equipment is useless in contrast to Chinese supplies, wrote Italian newspaper La Stampa with reference to unnamed high-ranking political sources.

    "Among Russian supplies, 80% are absolutely useless or of little use for Italy. In short, it is little more than a pretext," the newspaper quoted one of the interlocutors as saying.

    The newspaper …

  • Kyiv declares state of emergency in Ukraine

    Ukraine is under the state of emergency until April 24, Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmygal said at a Cabinet meeting on Wednesday. The meeting was broadcast on the Cabinet's YouTube channel.

    According to the Prime Minister, the emergency regime throughout the country, which was previously introduced in nine regions, is necessary to strengthen the fight against the spread of coronavirus. According to the Ukrainian Health Ministry, to date, 113 cases of COVID-19 infection have been detected …