CORONAVIRUS NEWS | Russia Reports Record Daily Rise In Coronavirus Cases After PM’s Infection

BUCHAREST | ROMANIA – Russia on Friday reported a record daily rise in the number of confirmed coronavirus cases, a day after Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin announced he had been diagnosed with the new virus and was temporarily stepping down to recover.

The nationwide case tally rose by 7,933 cases and now stands at 114,431, Russia’s coronavirus crisis response center said.

It said 96 people diagnosed with COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the coronavirus, had dies in the last 24 hours. That raised the official overall death toll to 1,169.

Mishustin told President Vladimir Putin on Thursday that he had been diagnosed with the virus would self-isolate. First Deputy Prime Minister Andrei Belousov will serve as acting prime minister in his absence.

Mishustin, who had been one of the main coordinators of Russia’s response to the new coronavirus, was the first –ranking Russian official to publicly say they have the virus.

On Friday, another member of the Russian Cabinet, Construction Minister Vladimir Yakushev, announced he had been diagnosed with the new virus and that he would be treated in hospital. Dimitry Volkov, one of his deputies, also tested positive for the coronavirus, the ministry said.

Russia’s outbreak got off to a slower start than many other countries. But cases began to sharply rise last month, and on Thursday surges past the 100,000 mark.

Although Russia is rising up the table of nations with the highest number of confirmed cases, it has so far recorded far fewer deaths than many of the hardest-hit countries.

Vladimir Putin and the Cabinet have been holding remote meetings to avoid contact.


BREAKING NEWS | Saudi – Led Coalition Intercepts Ballistic Rockets, Drones Launched By Yemen’s Houthis: State News Agency

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BUSINESS NEWS | Federer – Backed Sports Shoe Maker On Preparing For IPO, Swiss Paper Says

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BUSINESS NEWS | Abu Dhabi Fund Suspends Debt Service Repayments For Countries, Companies

ABU DHABI – Abu Dhabi Fund For Development has suspended debt service repayments for some countries and companies for the year, the state-financed fund said on Sunday. The fund provides financial assistance to companies in the United Arab Emirates and to developing countries, which has included Pakistan, Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia. Debt service repayments would … Continue reading BUSINESS NEWS | Abu Dhabi Fund Suspends Debt Service Repayments For Countries, Companies

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