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Russia's parliament paves way for state of emergency over coronavirus

Russia's parliament paves way for state of emergency over coronavirus

Russia's parliament passed legislation on Tuesday to enable the prime minister to declare a state of emergency due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Furniture giant IKEA making masks to help fight coronavirus

Furniture giant IKEA making masks to help fight coronavirus

Furniture giant IKEA is producing face masks and other protective gear for hospitals, joining a growing list of companies branching out of their normal business areas to help meet equipment shortages ...

Tokyo records most new coronavirus cases in a day as pressure for lockdown builds

Tokyo records most new coronavirus cases in a day as pressure for lockdown builds

Japan's capital recorded more than 70 new coronavirus infections on Tuesday for its highest tally in a single day, as pressure built on the prime minister to order a lockdown with a minister

Europe sends medical gear to Iran in first sanction-bypass deal

Europe sends medical gear to Iran in first sanction-bypass deal

European nations have delivered medical goods to Iran in the first transaction under the Instex mechanism set up to evade American sanctions on Tehran, the German foreign ministry said Tuesday.

Czech Republic's coronavirus infections top 3,000

Czech Republic's coronavirus infections top 3,000

The tally of coronavirus infections in the Czech Republic has exceeded 3,000 as the central European country ramps up testing and keeps strict measures in place to curb the outbreak.

Indian doctors fight coronavirus with raincoats, helmets amid lack of equipment

Indian doctors fight coronavirus with raincoats, helmets amid lack of equipment

Shortages of protective health gear in India are forcing some doctors to use raincoats and motorbike helmets while fighting the coronavirus, exposing the weak state of the public health system

Global lockdown tightens as virus deaths mount

Global lockdown tightens as virus deaths mount

Lockdowns aimed at halting the march of the coronavirus pandemic have extended worldwide as the US outbreak continued to accelerate with the death toll there passing 3,000.

What you need to know about coronavirus right now

What you need to know about coronavirus right now

US spy agencies are finding serious gaps in their ability to assess the spread of coronavirus in China, Russia and North Korea, hindering US and international efforts to manage the crisis.

China delays college entrance exam as fears grow over risk of coronavirus second wave

China delays college entrance exam as fears grow over risk of coronavirus second wave

China will delay its national college entrance exam by a month as it grapples with a coronavirus pandemic as travellers returning from abroad are fuelling new cases and boosting concern over the threat of a second wave of infections.

Extreme isolation: world's last virus-free corners hold tight

Extreme isolation: world's last virus-free corners hold tight

A coronavirus-free tropical island nestled in the northern Pacific may seem the perfect place to ride out a pandemic -- but residents on Palau say life right now is far from idyllic.

Coronavirus is mutating and now has eight strains

Coronavirus is mutating and now has eight strains

The novel coronavirus is mutating, as viruses do, and eight strains are now making the rounds globally, medical experts say.

Developing nations need $2.5 trillion coronavirus package: UN

Developing nations need $2.5 trillion coronavirus package: UN

Developing countries will need a $2.5 trillion support package this year to face the economic crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic, a UN report said on Monday.