Putin Orders to Boost Production of Protective, Disinfection Equipment Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

“The Russian government [was instructed] to ensure … the increase in production of personal protective equipment and disinfection means for the needs of medical, pharmaceutical and other organisations and to ensure supplies in the required volumes, as well as the formation of a reserve of these items for state and municipal needs. [The president expects … Continue reading “Putin Orders to Boost Production of Protective, Disinfection Equipment Amid COVID-19 Pandemic”

Caracas Condemns EU for Endorsing US Plan on Setting Transitional Venezuelan Government

“Venezuela condemns the support by the EU of unconstitutional and interventionist US initiatives. [Venezuela] condemns the EU’s silence in the face of the [US President Donald] Trump administration’s aggression against Venezuelan sovereignty,” Arreaza wrote on Twitter. In March, the United States voiced the proposal to establish an interim government in Venezuela as part of a … Continue reading “Caracas Condemns EU for Endorsing US Plan on Setting Transitional Venezuelan Government”

Coronavirus Patient Monitoring System Launches in Moscow

The authorities of the Russian capital stated on Friday that a system to monitor patients diagnosed with COVID-19 has been launched in the city. “Per the mayor’s order, we, for the first time, have begun using technology for social monitoring of the location of confirmed coronavirus patients who have chosen home treatment. For that, we … Continue reading “Coronavirus Patient Monitoring System Launches in Moscow”

Four Planes With Russian Military Specialists Leave For Serbia to Help Fight Against COVID-19

The first plane carrying Russian military medical specialists and equipment took off for Serbia on Friday to help Belgrade fight the coronavirus, the Russian Defence Ministry said. The military doctors travelling to Serbia specialise in virology and epidemiology. “As of now, eight teams of doctors and nurses equipped with modern medical equipment, as well as … Continue reading “Four Planes With Russian Military Specialists Leave For Serbia to Help Fight Against COVID-19”

Iran to Start Building 6,000-Tonne Destroyer This Year – Marine Authority

“In the defence ministry we are working on the construction of a 6,000-ton destroyer in the long-run,” Rear Admiral Amir Rastegari said, as quoted by the agency, adding that executive preparations for the project will commence this year. According to Rastegari, the destroyer will ensure the ministry’s persistent strategic presence in international waters. The admiral … Continue reading “Iran to Start Building 6,000-Tonne Destroyer This Year – Marine Authority”

Belarus’s President Warns Global Elites Using COVID-19 Crisis to Try to Reshape World Order

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has expressed concerns over how powerful nations and interests may try to use the coronavirus pandemic to reshape the world to their own advantage. “I once asked the question: is this pandemic, this coronavirus, a man-made phenomenon? I don’t know the answer yet, but I have my suspicions. Are politicians and … Continue reading “Belarus’s President Warns Global Elites Using COVID-19 Crisis to Try to Reshape World Order”

Putin Tells Russian Security Council That Month-Long Quarantine Vital to Stem COVID-19

“You know that in accordance with my decree, special measures have been extended until the end of April, quarantine measures are being carried out. It is necessary to contain the spread of coronavirus infection. That’s what experts say,” he said during the council’s meeting, which was conducted in a video conference mode. The president added … Continue reading “Putin Tells Russian Security Council That Month-Long Quarantine Vital to Stem COVID-19”

New York State Sees Highest Increase of COVID-19 Deaths, Toll Rises to 2,935 – Governor Cuomo

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in New York state has increased to 102,863, and the death toll rose from 2,373 to 2,935, Governor Andrew Cuomo said during a press conference. He added that the jump in deaths marked the “highest single increase in the number of deaths since we started.” He stressed that the … Continue reading “New York State Sees Highest Increase of COVID-19 Deaths, Toll Rises to 2,935 – Governor Cuomo”

Serbian Defence Minister Says Russian Aid Shows Belgrade ‘Will Never Be Alone Anymore’

“We are very grateful to the Russian Federation for the help it provides … This partnership shows that Serbia will never be alone anymore. Presidents Aleksandar Vucic and Vladimir Putin have truly become friends, and in this grave situation, when COVID-19 has gripped the entire world, Russia is helping Serbia, of all others. It has … Continue reading “Serbian Defence Minister Says Russian Aid Shows Belgrade ‘Will Never Be Alone Anymore’”

Miss Russia-2015 Sofia Nikitchuk Rejects Reports She Has COVID-19 Symptoms

The winner of the “Miss Russia-2015” beauty contest Sofia Nikitchuk has rejected reports that she was hospitalised in a coronavirus clinic in Moscow. In her Instagram stories, the 26-year-old model said that she was fine and was staying at home. Earlier in the day, Telegram channel Mash reported that Nikitchuk returned to Moscow after a vacation at … Continue reading “Miss Russia-2015 Sofia Nikitchuk Rejects Reports She Has COVID-19 Symptoms”

Poland to Delay 10 April Memorial for Late President Kaczynski in Russia

“Tonight we decided to postpone the date of the visit, which was supposed to take place on April 10 in Smolensk,” Dworczyk said on Polish television. According to the official, the visit had to be postponed because the Russian government was still in the process of approving the logistics of the delegation’s visit. He said … Continue reading “Poland to Delay 10 April Memorial for Late President Kaczynski in Russia”

Russia’s LNG Production Plan Upgraded to 80-140 Million Tonnes Yearly by 2035

Under the previous plan, Russia was expected to produce 70-82 million tonnes of LNG per year by 2035. The LNG production plan until 2024 remains unchanged, standing at 46-65 million tonnes annually. The gas production plan has been upgraded to 860 billion – 1 trillion cubic meters per year by 2035, from the previously planned … Continue reading “Russia’s LNG Production Plan Upgraded to 80-140 Million Tonnes Yearly by 2035”

Russia and Saudi Arabia finally ready to discuss oil production again. Trump is happy

After oil prices collapses, Saudi Arabia convened an emergency OPEC+ meeting to agree on a new “fair” oil production cut with Russia and other large oil-producing countries, US President Donald Trump said. It appears that the parties are now ready to sit down at the negotiating table again. It took them a little less than … Continue reading “Russia and Saudi Arabia finally ready to discuss oil production again. Trump is happy”

I Work Out at Home Using App: HK Reporter on His Life Without Gyms During COVID-19 Pandemic

In an interview with Sputnik, 32-year-old reporter Zhao Lingfeng speaks about changes the quarantine has brought to his daily life. Sputnik: Countries are imposing restrictive quarantine measures inside cities and are ordering the closure of malls, cinemas, restaurants, bars and other establishments. How has it changed your daily routine?  Zhao Lingfeng: I have avoided going out as … Continue reading “I Work Out at Home Using App: HK Reporter on His Life Without Gyms During COVID-19 Pandemic”

Russian President Vladimir Putin Addresses Nation on Coronavirus Pandemic – Video

The total number of coronavirus cases in Russia rose to 3,548 on Thursday. In Moscow, 595 new cases have been registered in 24 hours. The death toll has risen to 30, as six more COVID-19 patients have died in the country since yesterday. On 25 March, in a previous address to the nation, Russian President … Continue reading “Russian President Vladimir Putin Addresses Nation on Coronavirus Pandemic – Video”

Putin Prolongs Non-Working Week Until April 30 as Part of Russia’s COVID-19 Response

President Vladimir Putin thanked doctors, volunteers and ordinary Russians for their efforts to battle and contain COVID-19, but stressed that Russia isn’t in the clear yet. “Doctors, nurses and other medical personnel are working hard, and they do not have it easy now. They are our frontline defenders, protecting us in hospitals and infectious wards … Continue reading “Putin Prolongs Non-Working Week Until April 30 as Part of Russia’s COVID-19 Response”

Putin addresses the nation again, declares April non-working month

On Thursday, April 2, Russian President Vladimir Putin, for the second time in eight days, addressed the nation in connection with the epidemic of coronavirus. At the moment, there are 3,548 cases of coronavirus in 76 regions of the country; the virus has claimed the lives of 30 people. In the course of the address, … Continue reading “Putin addresses the nation again, declares April non-working month”

MBC Group’s #STAY_AT_HOME Operation Registers Significant Growth

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 2, 2020—(AETOSWire): At the onset of the unprecedented Covid-19 situation, MBC Group launched this operation during March, with the aim of providing the ultimate in entertainment and informative content, luring people-in to stay glued to their screens at home. After three weeks, the region’s leading broadcasters have witnessed unprecedented growth … Continue reading “MBC Group’s #STAY_AT_HOME Operation Registers Significant Growth”

Putin to Address Russians on Thursday After 13:00 GMT

Russia President Vladimir Putin will address the Russians on Thursday after 4 p.m Moscow time (or 13:00 GMT), the Kremlin spokesman, Dmitry Peskov said. “The [president’s] schedule includes one more address, which the president will record in the afternoon. In any case, it will be after 4 p.m”, Peskov told reporters. “The president is currently … Continue reading “Putin to Address Russians on Thursday After 13:00 GMT”

Kazakhstan Expects 0.9%-Drop in GDP in 2020 Amid Global Instability

During the government’s meeting, the minister said that the instability in global markets would result in a drop in the Kazakh manufacturing industry, agriculture, services, and other branches of the economy. From his point of view, Kazakhstan’s exports will decrease by $16.3 billion to $35.1 billion, while imports will fall by $7.5 billion to $26.6 … Continue reading “Kazakhstan Expects 0.9%-Drop in GDP in 2020 Amid Global Instability”

Magnitude 5.5 Earthquake Registered Near Timor-Leste – US Geological Survey

The tremor was recorded at 02:13 GMT, 68 kilometers (over 42 miles) north of Timor-Leste’s capital of Dili, according to the USGS. The epicenter of the earthquake was located at a depth of 35 kilometers. There are no reports about any victims or damage caused by the earthquake. Felt #earthquake (#terramoto) M5.4 strikes 74 km … Continue reading “Magnitude 5.5 Earthquake Registered Near Timor-Leste – US Geological Survey”

Russian Industry Ministry Decides to Postpone Innoprom Industrial Trade Fair

“The chairman of the organizing committee for the preparation and holding of the International Industrial Fair Innoprom, Russian Industry and Trade Minister Denis Manturov decided to postpone the exhibition, scheduled for 7-10 July 2020 in Yekaterinburg, until July 2021”, the Ministry said. It said the decision was due to an unfavorable epidemiological situation in the … Continue reading “Russian Industry Ministry Decides to Postpone Innoprom Industrial Trade Fair”

Putin prepares Russia for a national state of emergency

Russian President Vladimir Putin gave the government a right to introduce a state of emergency and high alert either across the country or in a part of it. The head of state signed the relevant law. The explanatory note states that the law was prepared to resolve relations arising from the need to urgently respond … Continue reading “Putin prepares Russia for a national state of emergency”

Senior Officials Who Visited Coronavirus Hospital With Putin Testing Regularly – Kremlin

Reporters asked the spokesman if the senior officials, including Putin, Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova, Health Minister Mikhail Murashko, Moscow Mayor Sergey Sobyanin, would self-isolate after visiting the hospital. “Everyone who was with the president at the Kommunarka [hospital] are testing for coronavirus daily, including yours truly. Of course, we are taking preventive measures, exclude … Continue reading “Senior Officials Who Visited Coronavirus Hospital With Putin Testing Regularly – Kremlin”

Video: Footage Captures Additional US Clusters of UFOs in Triangular Formation

Earlier this month, Sputnik reported on two separate UFO sightings in the US states of Washington and Texas. In both cases, eyewitnesses were able to record pods of red lights moving while in formation in the sky. Recently, YouTube channel “Disclose Screen ‘The Grimreefar’” uploaded a compilation of seven UFO sightings in the month of … Continue reading “Video: Footage Captures Additional US Clusters of UFOs in Triangular Formation”

China May Have Operational Anti-Satellite Program – Reports

The Secure World Foundation (SWF) and the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) both released new studies on Monday regarding China’s development of ASAT programs – endeavors that have been viewed by the US as a threat to its satellites in low Earth orbit. “Chinese DA-ASAT capability against [low Earth orbit] targets is likely … Continue reading “China May Have Operational Anti-Satellite Program – Reports”

Putin starts working remotely after contacting infected doctor, stops shaking hands

Russian President Vladimir Putin has switched to remote work after Denis Protsenko, the head physician of the Kommunarka hospital, where Covid-19 patients are hospitalized, was diagnosed with coronavirus. On March 24, Putin talked to him without a mask during a visit to the hospital and then shook his hand. Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin, […] The … Continue reading “Putin starts working remotely after contacting infected doctor, stops shaking hands”

The Impact of Covid-19 on TV Content Consumption in KSA

Update brought to you by AMSI – A Choueiri Group Brand Dubai, United Arab Emirates – April 1, 2020-(AETOSWire) : In this second installment of our series on the unprecedented Covid-19 situation and its impact on TV Advertising, we take a closer look at data findings focused on VOD and TV Content Consumption behaviors in … Continue reading “The Impact of Covid-19 on TV Content Consumption in KSA”

COVID-19: 400 Russian Tourists Stranded in India Evacuated in Fourth Dedicated Plane – Video

Around 400 Russian nationals who were stranded in India due to the 21-day coronavirus lockdown have been evacuated aboard a Moscow-bound plane on Wednesday. 400 #RussianTourists stranded in India after #lockdown evacuated in fourth dedicated plane. The evacuation process was conducted in coordination with @MEAIndia, @DGCAIndia. @SputnikInt @NKudashev pic.twitter.com/wWtu24vMtF — Shweta Sharma (@Ss22Shweta) April 1, … Continue reading “COVID-19: 400 Russian Tourists Stranded in India Evacuated in Fourth Dedicated Plane – Video”

Russian Doctors Set Up Clinic in Bergamo for COVID-19 Patients – Defence Ministry

“Russian doctor-nurse teams together with their Italian colleagues have started furnishing incentive care units in a clinic created in the city of Bergamo to treat patients infected with the coronavirus,” the ministry said in a statement. The clinic, planned for 142 beds, will admit its first patients in early April. More than 200 specialists will … Continue reading “Russian Doctors Set Up Clinic in Bergamo for COVID-19 Patients – Defence Ministry”

Russia Ramps Up Production and Usage of Coronavirus Tests – Prime Minister

Russia is actively expanding the manufacture and usage of COVID-19 tests that are carried out in 95 laboratories in the country, Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin said on Wednesday. The Prime Minister added that quarantined citizens will be obliged to keep a journal where they will report their state of health, and they will also be … Continue reading “Russia Ramps Up Production and Usage of Coronavirus Tests – Prime Minister”

Head of Russia’s Coronavirus Hospital Who Met With Putin Tests Positive for COVID-19

The head of the hospital in Kommunarka, Moscow, where people with COVID-19 are being treated, Denis Protsenko, has himself been diagnosed with the virus, the medic confirmed on his Facebook page. “Dear friends, I am deeply touched by your concern. Yes, I tested positive for CoV, but I feel quite good. I self-isolated in my … Continue reading “Head of Russia’s Coronavirus Hospital Who Met With Putin Tests Positive for COVID-19”

US Marine Corps Halts 2,500-Troop Deployment to Australia Amid COVID-19 Travel Ban

Marine Corps Forces Pacific commander Lt. Gen. Lewis Craparotta announced Monday that this year’s six-month rotation of US Marines to Australia would not be taking place in April due to a newly initiated prohibition on overseas travel by the US Department of Defense.  “In cooperation with the Australian government the MRF-D 2020 rotation is delayed … Continue reading “US Marine Corps Halts 2,500-Troop Deployment to Australia Amid COVID-19 Travel Ban”

Russian Upper House OKs Bill on Up to 5 Years of Imprisonment for COVID-19 Disinformation

Under the bill, the punishment for public dissemination of deliberately false information about issues that present a threat to public life and security as well as about measures taken to tackle this threat will vary depending on consequences of such a crime. It may be punished by a fine from 300,000 ($3,825) to 700,000 ($8,925) … Continue reading “Russian Upper House OKs Bill on Up to 5 Years of Imprisonment for COVID-19 Disinformation”

Plane With Russian Medical Equipment May Be Sent to US by Day-End to Assist COVID-19 Fight – Kremlin

“Today, technical coordination was conducted, and preparations were underway to send an aircraft from Russia [to the US], which is expected to leave by the end of the day,” Peskov said, adding that Russian President Vladimir Putin and his US counterpart, Donald Trump, discussed this assistance during their phone conversation on Monday. “The Russian side … Continue reading “Plane With Russian Medical Equipment May Be Sent to US by Day-End to Assist COVID-19 Fight – Kremlin”

Head physician of hospital for Covid-19 patient in Moscow tested positive after talking to Putin

Denis Protsenko, the chief physician of the hospital in the settlement of Kommunarka near Moscow, was diagnosed with coronavirus. It was said that Mr. Protsenko remains in satisfactory condition. Denis Protsenko wrote on his Facebook page that he “feels quite well.” “I have isolated myself in my office, where I have all conditions for working … Continue reading “Head physician of hospital for Covid-19 patient in Moscow tested positive after talking to Putin”

South African Biotech company provides surface disinfection against Covid-19

Preparing now to flatten the curve Whilst many individuals, companies and manufacturers initially stocked up on disinfectants and sanitisers at the start of this worldwide pandemic, did they foresee just how long these stocks would last? We’re already seeing many countries stopping exports of raw materials and ingredients needed to manufacture these vital products, of … Continue reading “South African Biotech company provides surface disinfection against Covid-19”

Stop Coronavirus: Russian Researchers Roll Out Reusable Face Masks

The Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University based in the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad has announced the creation of sophisticated reusable face masks which may prove effective in containing the coronavirus. The university’s press service reported on Sunday that the multilayer SilverMask’s structure includes layers with the deposition of silver ions that have highly effective antibacterial … Continue reading “Stop Coronavirus: Russian Researchers Roll Out Reusable Face Masks”

European States Send Medical Goods to Iran in First INSTEX Transaction

France, Germany, and the United Kingdom have officially confirmed concluding their first INSTEX transaction with Iran, exporting medical goods to the Middle Eastern country. According to the German Foreign Ministry, Berlin hopes to enhance the mechanism and carry out more transaction with Tehran. The news comes several months after Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Belgium, and … Continue reading “European States Send Medical Goods to Iran in First INSTEX Transaction”

Russia Developing Portable Express Coronavirus Test – Rostec Executive Director

“In the near future this product [portable mini-laboratory for COVID-19 testing] should enter the market,” Yevtushenko said, adding that Rostec is also capable of developing vaccines. He said that Rostec also produces an entire line of products that help prevent the spread of the coronavirus infection.  “Just the other day, the government identified us as … Continue reading “Russia Developing Portable Express Coronavirus Test – Rostec Executive Director”

Putin Says Russia Managed to Prevent Significant Growth of COVID-19 Cases Over Past Weeks

“Our actions must be reasonable and professional. Thanks to such an approach, we managed to win time today and the explosive spread of the coronavirus infection in previous weeks. And we need to fully and efficiently use the time we have saved”, Putin said. The president once again called on the elderly citizens of Russia … Continue reading “Putin Says Russia Managed to Prevent Significant Growth of COVID-19 Cases Over Past Weeks”

Russian oil goes down the toilet and it can get even worse

The cost of Russia’s Urals crude has collapsed to $16.2 per barrel, having thus marked an anti-record since 1999. Experts believe that the price of oil may fall even lower and stay on this level for quite a while. Over the past week, Urals crude has fallen in price by 25%. At the same time, … Continue reading “Russian oil goes down the toilet and it can get even worse”

US DoD Paid Ad Firm Millions for Propaganda That Never Aired in Afghanistan

Between 2008 and 2015, the Leonie Group, also called Leonie Industries, was the Pentagon’s top contractor for psychological operations in US warzones, trying to sell the US wars in Afghanistan and Iraq to largely hostile populations. However, according to a whistleblower report included in a recently unsealed lawsuit, Leonie overbilled the US government by millions … Continue reading “US DoD Paid Ad Firm Millions for Propaganda That Never Aired in Afghanistan”

Poland’s PGNiG Claims Victory in Case on Gas Prices Against Gazprom, Expects $1.5 Bln Compensation

Poland’s state gas company PGNiG has announced that it has won an arbitral case against Russia’s Gazprom on the matter of gas prices and expects some $1.5 billion to be paid back by the Russian company in accordance with the ruling by Stockholm’s arbitration court. “Stockholm’s arbitration court had made a final ruling in an … Continue reading “Poland’s PGNiG Claims Victory in Case on Gas Prices Against Gazprom, Expects $1.5 Bln Compensation”

US Economy to ‘Surge Back’ in June After Coronavirus Lockdowns – Treasury Secretary

“I think so”, Mnuchin told Fox News in response to a question whether the US economy would come roaring back from 1 June. Mnuchin said he anticipated at least a “rough” second quarter for the US economy from lockdowns that the authorities have imposed and President Donald Trump said will last until the end of … Continue reading “US Economy to ‘Surge Back’ in June After Coronavirus Lockdowns – Treasury Secretary”

Wealthy Russians ask Russia for help amid Covid-19 pandemic

Maria Zakharova, an official spokesperson for the Russian Foreign Ministry, wrote on her Facebook page that the Office of the Foreign Ministry of the Russian Federation receives many calls and emails from Russians living in other countries, who ask the department to help them or their relatives return to Russia due to the closure of … Continue reading “Wealthy Russians ask Russia for help amid Covid-19 pandemic”

TruDoc 24×7 DHA licensed doctors provide convenient and round-the-clock teleconsultations to help ease panic surrounding COVID-19

Dubai, United Arab Emirates March 30, 2020—(AETOSWire): TruDoc Healthcare has risen to the occasion in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak and has been providing patients with appropriate medical management and advice quickly and conveniently given the present medical situation. It is already experiencing an upsurge in audio and video consultations related to respiratory tract … Continue reading “TruDoc 24×7 DHA licensed doctors provide convenient and round-the-clock teleconsultations to help ease panic surrounding COVID-19”

Moscow Mayor Agreed Upon Anti-Coronavirus Measures With President – Kremlin

“Of course, any head of a Russian region is in close contact with the federal authorities and especially with the head of state. Especially since Sergei Semyonovich [Sobyanin] heads one of the branches of the coronavirus response centre and is responsible for the coordination among regions”, Peskov said. Last week, the president declared a non-working … Continue reading “Moscow Mayor Agreed Upon Anti-Coronavirus Measures With President – Kremlin”