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— Putin to proceed working remotely throughout pandemic.
— Rome’s foremost COVID-19 hospital sees extra sufferers discharged than admitted for first time.
— Airbus aircraft brings four million face masks to France.
MOSCOW — The spokesman for Vladimir Putin says the Russian president will proceed working remotely for at the very least one other week amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Dmitry Peskov mentioned on state tv Putin and individuals who work with him are being examined usually.
Russia’s coronavirus job pressure says the variety of infections within the nation was 5,389, which is up nearly 700 than the day prior to this. There have been 45 deaths recorded.
ROME — Rome’s foremost hospital for treating COVID-19 infections says extra sufferers have been discharged than admitted for the primary time since Italy’s outbreak started.
Spallanzani Hospital’s day by day bulletin on coronavirus circumstances was one other constructive signal that Italy’s inflexible lockdown measures have apparently slowed the contagion. The lockdown has been 4 weeks now.
Well being authorities in Lombardy mentioned final week overwhelmed hospitals have been beginning to really feel some aid. The northern area has greater than half of Italy’s 15,000 deaths.
Spallanzani had handled the primary recognized COVID-19 circumstances in Italy, which was a vacationing Chinese language couple who fell sick in late January. They have been discharged final month.
PARIS — An Airbus aircraft has traveled from China to France and returned with a cargo of four million face masks.
The European multinational mentioned in a press release that the flight touchdown in France on Sunday morning was its third such mission between China and France.
Airbus says it’s persevering with “to buy and provide tens of millions of face masks from China.”
It added the big majority of the masks can be donated to governments of the Airbus house nations, that are predominately France, Germany, Spain and the U.Okay.
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Sri Lanka’s navy troops and police personnel are performing musical packages to spice up the psychological well being of residents beneath lockdown throughout coronavirus pandemic.
The packages cater to folks dwelling in residences who can’t depart as a result of curfew. Music bands go to every of the residences and carry out on a makeshift stage.
Sri Lanka has been beneath a national curfew since March 20. Police are strictly imposing the curfew. There have been 13,716 folks arrested for violating curfew and three,423 autos seized.
Curfew can be lifted for eight hours in 19 districts on Monday to permit folks to purchase meals and different necessities. The curfew in six different districts which have been recognized as high-risk areas will proceed indefinitely.
5 folks have died as a result of virus in Sri Lanka and the entire variety of confirmed circumstances are at 166.
JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN — Officers in South Sudan say the nation has recorded its first case of COVID-19. It makes it the 51st of Africa’s 54 nations to have the illness.
First Vice President Riek Machar and the U.N. mission in South Sudan confirmed the constructive case of a U.N. employee who arrived within the nation from the Netherlands on Feb. 28.
Officers say the affected person is a 29-year-old lady who’s in quarantine and recovering.
South Sudan has 11 million folks however Machar says the nation presently has 4 ventilators. South Sudan has already imposed an evening curfew and closed its borders to fight the unfold of the coronavirus.
PRAGUE — Greater than 300 pilots within the Czech Republic have joined forces in a gaggle of volunteers who use their personal planes to distribute medical tools all throughout the nation.
The “Pilots to the Individuals” venture is supposed to assist the state authorities preventing the epidemic of the coronavirus “to ship provides to anywhere within the nation as quickly as attainable.”
The service is obtainable freed from cost and the pilots pay for the gasoline. There’s a community of some 200 airports within the nation they will use, making it attainable to effectively serve your complete nation.
The group says their aim is to move the fabric to any hospital, clinic or another place the place it’s wanted in inside two hours.
Dan Stastny, one of many founders of the venture advised The Related Press on Sunday. that in addition to the velocity, they “can land at any type of airstrip for ultralight planes which is a good benefit.”
The volunteers principally embody amateurs, sport and small planes pilots.
BANGKOK — A Muslim separatist group in Thailand has introduced it’s suspending guerrilla exercise to facilitate humanitarian entry in the course of the COVID-19 disaster.
The Barisan Revolusi Nasional says in a press release posted Sunday on its Fb web page that it was performing “with the intention to create a safer and extra appropriate setting … for well being care businesses and different organizations tasked with stopping and containing the outbreak of Coronavirus.”
It says its suspension will stay in impact so long as the group just isn’t attacked by authorities forces.
The group, commonly known as the BRN, has been main a unfastened alliance preventing for autonomy for Thailand’s three southernmost provinces, the one ones with Muslim majorities within the predominantly Buddhist nation. About 7,000 folks have been killed because the battle flared up in 2004.
U.N. Secretary-Common Antonio Guterres mentioned Friday that fighters in 11 nations had responded positively to his enchantment for a world cease-fire to sort out the coronavirus pandemic.
ATHENS, Greece — Greece has put a migrant facility exterior Athens on lockdown for 14 days after a 53-year-old Afghan developed coronavirus signs Saturday afternoon.
Authorities say the person has been taken to an Athens hospital and is beneath “full medical analysis.” They haven’t specified the seriousness of his situation.
The lockdown started Sunday morning. The power known as an “open” one in official parlance, that means the migrants there might depart and enter as they wished.
There are about 2,500 migrants dwelling there, not all of whom are registered, in line with Mihalis Hassiotis, a municipal councillor of Oropos, a city north of Athens the place the ability is positioned.
The migrants keep in containers in crowded circumstances. Hassiotis says the ability was designed initially for 500 and expanded over time.
MADRID — The speed of the coronavirus outbreak continues to sluggish in Spain, the nation with the second most infections behind the US.
Spain recorded 6,023 confirmed new infections on Sunday, taking the nationwide tally to 130,759. That’s down from a rise of seven,026 infections within the earlier 24-hour interval, confirming the downward tendency of the previous week.
Confirmed new deaths additionally dropped to 674 fatalities, taking the nationwide tally to 12,418. That’s the first time new deaths have fallen beneath 800 new fatalities previously week.
As its outbreak loses steam, Spain’s authorities has began to cautiously take into account when it could actually begin to reactivate an financial system that has been shut down and put tons of of 1000’s out of labor.
“We’re beginning to see the sunshine on the finish of the tunnel,” Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez advised the nation Saturday.
However to get there, Sánchez introduced that he would ask the Parliament to increase the state of emergency by two extra weeks, taking the lockdown on mobility till April 26. He added that a crew of consultants can be learning how one can plan for a gradual loosening of restrictions to reactive the nation’s dormant financial system and social life.
THE HAGUE, Netherlands — A Dutch navy transport aircraft carrying a cell area hospital made up of six intensive care beds is on its approach to the Caribbean nation of Sint Maarten to assist combat the coronavirus.
The Dutch authorities says the C-17 aircraft that left a navy airbase in Eindhoven early Sunday morning was additionally carrying tools to arrange an extra six IC beds within the semi-autonomous nation’s hospital, together with protecting gear and medicines.
Dutch State Secretary for Well being Paul Blokhuis says the nation is intently cooperating with Sint Maarten and different Caribbean islands that make up a part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands “to rein within the unfold of corona as a lot as attainable and on the identical time present the most effective care attainable for corona sufferers.”
In accordance with figures launched April 2 by the federal government of Sint Maarten, 23 folks have examined constructive and two folks have died within the outbreak. The half-island nation has a inhabitants of some 41,000.
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