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Moscow/Sputnik: The first positive effects of strict lockdown measures are starting to manifest in the United Kingdom, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Wednesday. more
Japanese Prime Minister halts entry of all non-resident foreign nationals: Reports

Moscow/Sputnik: Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, who earlier in the day expanded the coronavirus-related state of emergency to seven more prefectures, announced that the country wa ...

UNICEF chief: Closing schools should be ‘measure of last resort’

New York: The head of the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) underscored on Tuesday that “no effort should be spared” to keep children in school, as the coronavirus pandemic co ...

China refutes allegation of US Deputy Security chief on Coronavirus' leak from Wuhan lab

Beijing/Sputnik: US Deputy National Security Advisor Matthew Pottinger's allegation that the coronavirus had slipped out of a lab in China's eastern Wuhan city is false, Chinese F ...

Japanese government to ask for expert opinion on declaring COVID-19 emergency - Reports

Tokyo/Sputnik: The Japanese government is expected to convene a panel of infectious disease and other experts next week to discuss the possibility of introducing a state of emergency in T ...

UN Secretary General Guterres says countries should strive to make 2021 ‘year of healing’

New York/Sputnik: United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called on governments across the globe to work in unity and solidarity in order to defeat the coronavirus and make ...

Turkey expects delay in delivery of Chinese COVID-19 vaccine shipment : Health Minister

Ankara/Sputnik: The first shipment of Sinovac Biotech's vaccine against COVID-19 from China to Turkey has been delayed due to an outbreak of COVID-19 at Beijing customs, Turkish Minis ...

UK Royal Mail deliveries affected by travel bans resulting from new virus strain discovery

London/Sputnik: The British Royal Mail says it is halting deliveries to most of Europe and is suspending special delivery guarantees for some items as countries across the world are closi ...

Mike Pompeo slams CCP for spreading misinformation about COVID-19

Washington: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has slammed the Chinese Communist Party for spreading disinformation regarding COVID-19 virus.

State of emergency in Washington, DC due to COVID-19 extended until March 31

Washington/Sputnik: The state of emergency and the public health emergency over the coronavirus have been prolonged in Washington, DC until March 31, the Mayor's Office said on Friday ...