Turkey's health minister said on March 24 that the country is using a drug sent from China on patients suffering from the novel coronavirus.
"From this morning we have brought a special drug used in China which is claimed to have resulted in improvements in intensive care patients, cutting their time in care from 11-12 days to four days," Fahrettin Koca told reporters.
An Air China flight carrying 18 tons of medical supplies landed in Athens Saturday morning.
The 8 tons of medical supplies provided by the Chinese government include 550,000 face and surgical masks, as well as madical goggles, gloves and shoe covers.
Chinese businesses and organizations contributed another 10 tons in medical supplies.
The coronavirus outbreak poses a "very grave threat for the rest of the world", the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said in an appeal for sharing virus samples and speeding up research into drugs and vaccines against a new type of coronavirus, which has killed more than 1,000 people so far.
Crude oil prices were up on Feb. 5 as the global oil market and investors hope that the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) would make deeper cuts in crude production to support low prices.
The international benchmark Brent crude was trading at $54.20 per barrel at 0723 GMT for a 0.7 percent increase after closing on Feb. 4 at $53.81 a barrel.
The postal operator in China informs that in order to prevent the risk of further transmission and spread of the new coronavirus, the Chinese government has mandated the country's postal operator of all consignments to the city of Wuhan and transit through the sorting centre in the city, to be desinfected officials from "Bulgarian Posts" said.