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COVID-19: Russian Duma OKs State-Of-Emergency Bill; Armenia Extends Lockdown

7 days ago tngadmin 0
The global death toll has surpassed 40,000 with over 825,000 infections confirmed, causing mass disruptions as governments continue to try to slow the spread of the new respiratory illness. Here’s a roundup of developments in RFE/RL’s broadcast countries. Russia Russian lawmakers have given their initial approval for legislation that allows Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin to Read More

The Secretary-General – Appeal for Global Cease-Fire

2 weeks ago tngadmin 0
Our world faces a common enemy: COVID-19.  The virus does not care about nationality or ethnicity, faction or faith.  It attacks all, relentlessly. Meanwhile, armed conflict rages on around the world.   The most vulnerable — women and children, people with disabilities, the marginalized and the displaced — pay the highest price. They are also Read More

South African Mining Sector Braces for Coronavirus Lockdown

2 weeks ago tngadmin 0
JOHANNESBURG – South African mining companies are bracing for a heavy hit from the country’s looming nationwide lockdown to slow the spread of the coronavirus, warning of an expected leap in costs in addition to their lost output.   A leading producer of metals and minerals such as platinum, palladium, coal, gold and iron ore, Read More

Botswana, with No COVID-19 Cases, Closes Borders After Death in Zimbabwe

2 weeks ago tngadmin 0
GABORONE – Botswana, one of the few countries in Africa without a confirmed case of coronavirus, has moved to secure its borders after neighboring Zimbabwe recorded its first coronavirus-related death on Monday. Soldiers will be watching border crossings, but authorities say Zimbabweans who use unauthorized entry points present a real challenge. Botswana’s government announced Tuesday Read More

Several African Countries Confirm First Coronavirus Cases

2 weeks ago tngadmin 0
Several African countries have confirmed their first cases of the coronavirus, while Rwanda has become the first nation in Africa to be placed on lockdown. According to the World Health Organization, more than 1,000 cases had been reported across Africa as of Sunday. In Uganda, Health Minister Jane Ruth Aceng announced the first case, saying that a man flew Read More

Africa Gets Emergency Medical Supplies from China’s Jack Ma

2 weeks ago tngadmin 0
ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA – Africa has received a much-needed coronavirus care package from Chinese billionaire Jack Ma. A cargo flight containing more than 6 million medical items arrived Sunday in Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa. The supplies from Ma, the founder of China’s e-commerce giant Alibaba, will be distributed to African countries in need of supplies Read More

COVID-19: One Iranian ‘Dying Every 10 Minutes’; Romania Urges Expats To Stay Away

3 weeks ago tajikistannewsgazette.com Comments Off on COVID-19: One Iranian ‘Dying Every 10 Minutes’; Romania Urges Expats To Stay Away
The global coronavirus pandemic has infected more than 230,000 people worldwide, causing mass disruptions as governments continue to try to slow the spread of the new respiratory illness.Here's a roundup of developments in RFE/RL's broadcast countries.... Read More

Kazakhstan locks down its two largest cities due to coronavirus outbreak

3 weeks ago tajikistannewsgazette.com Comments Off on Kazakhstan locks down its two largest cities due to coronavirus outbreak
Flights and train travel outside the cities have been suspended and restrictions will be in place for anybody seeking to enter or exit.People will still be allowed to leave home, although shopping centers, cinemas and sporting facilities will be close... Read More

Kyrgyzstan confirms first COVId-19 cases, closes border

3 weeks ago tajikistannewsgazette.com Comments Off on Kyrgyzstan confirms first COVId-19 cases, closes border
These restrictions do not affect international cargo transportation, Omurbekova told a briefing in Bishkek on March 17.The measures are taken to prevent the spread of coronavirus in the country. The authorities are ready to institute a state of emerge... Read More