Contents tagged with coronavirus

  • Abkhazia closes border with Russia

    Acting President of Abkhazia Valeri Bganba has signed an order to close the entire state border with Russia along the Psou River. According to the document, which was published by the press service of the Abkhazian President, the border will be closed from midnight on April 8 to April 20.

    Only diplomatic workers, Russian military and border guards, as well as drivers of vehicles carrying international cargo will be allowed to enter Abkhazia.

    The Foreign Ministry of Abkhazia has been asked to …

  • Kremlin: Putin shakes hands only with people 'screened for coronavirus'

    Those with whom Russian President Vladimir Putin holds face-to-face meetings amid the coronavirus pandemic, undergo screening for this infection, said Putin's press secretary Dmitry Peskov, explaining the handshake, which was exchanged the day before by Putin, Deputy Prime Minister Yury Trutnev and the Minister of the Development of the Russian Far East and Arctic, Alexander Kozlov.

    According to RIA Novosti, Peskov specified that Putin, even in the current conditions of isolation, continues …

  • 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 …

  • Russia suspends all international air traffic

    Russia has suspended all international passenger flights, including evacuation flights for Russian citizens, since April 4, reported the Russian news agencies TASS, Interfax, Kommersant and RBC, citing sources in the Russian aviation industry. " Rosaviation (the Russian Federal Air Transport Agency) has revoked all permits for international flights. Among others, outbound flights carrying nationals from Russia will be suspended," said, one an interlocutor of TASS.

    Russian air carriers have …

  • 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 …