Local firm to send 1 mln body bags to Europe

A textile factory in Tokat, a province in the Black Sea region, previously manufacturing shirts has now started the mass production of body bags. 

The company, once churning out 70,000 shirts a month and exporting to 33 countries including Japan, Belgium, Germany and Spain, is now producing body bags for European countries. 

Pandemic Boosts Support for Europe’s Autocrats

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Hungary 'No Longer a Democracy'

The reason, experts say, is that people prioritise security in times of terror — an instinct easily exploited by illiberal governments keen to tighten their grip on power.

Flower growers eye Italian and Spanish markets

Turkey's flower growers are looking for new foreign markets as demand has dropped significantly because of the global pandemic.

The industry's exports stood at $107 million last year and growers had initially set a higher revenue target of $125 million for 2020, however the coronavirus outbreak shattered their hopes. 

The Spanish government insists on extending the state of emergency

Spain Minister of Transport, Jos Luis balos Meco, expects a heated debate in parliament on Wednesday.
He says these measures are the most effective legal instrument to combat coronavirus, as they give the authorities extraordinary power to restrict freedom of movement.
balos says that without it, all the sacrifices made so far would be meaningless.

PM Orban: We test depending on needs and based on protocol established by WHO

Testing for COVID-19 has been done in Romania "depending on the needs and based on the protocol that was established at the WHO level", Prime Minister Ludovic Orban said on Monday, adding that our country is "at the bottom of the ranking, compared to developed countries," with a death rate recorded in Romania of 4.1 per 1,000 people.

Quarantine and Social Distance Measures Led to a 45% Drop in Coronavirus-Infected

Quarantine, as well as social distance measures, led to a 45 percent drop in coronavirus-infected compared to April 8. This was announced by Director of the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control Andrea Ammon, who answers questions from the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety in the European Parliament.

Two more Romanians infected with novel coronavirus dead in UK take number of Romanians dead abroad to 95

Another two Romanians infected with the novel coronavirus died in the United Kingdom, and the number of deaths of Romanians citizens abroad, due to COVID-19, has reached 95, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) informed on Monday.