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Military starts production of antiseptic from seized ethanol

Greece's armed forces have started producing antiseptic from quantities of ethanol, the Hellenic National Defence General Staff (GEETHA) has said. 

More than 150 ton of ethanol seized from illicit manufacturers of bootleg alcohol is believed to be in storage at customs warehouses across the country.

Trump seeks to force General Motors to produce ventilators

President Donald Trump issued an order on March 27 that seeks to force General Motors to produce ventilators for coronavirus patients under the Defense Production Act.

Trump said negotiations with General Motors had been productive, "but our fight against the virus is too urgent to allow the give-and-take of the contracting process to continue to run its normal course."

19% Increase of COVID-19 Victims in Spain in Just One Day

The COVID-19 death toll in Spain has reached 4089 today, after 655 people died within 24 hours, the BNR reported, citing AFP.

This is a 19 percent growth compared to Wednesday.

The number of reported cases of COVID-19 in the country has increased to 56 188. Spain ranks second in terms of victims of the disease after Italy.

Coronavirus death toll up by 15 to 59, with 561 new cases

Schools extend closureTurkey's death toll from the coronavirus increased by 15 to 59 on March 25 as the number of confirmed cases rose by 561 to 2,433, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said.

Koca said on Twitter that 5,035 tests had been conducted in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of tests carried out in Turkey to more than 30,000.

Turkey removes tariffs on ethyl alcohol imports

Turkey removed tariffs on ethyl alcohol imports amid coronavirus pandemic, announcing the decision in the Official Gazette on March 25.

The move aims to support production of disinfectant and cologne, traditional ethanol-based scented disinfectant in Turkey.

The tariff on bulk ethyl alcohol imports was 10 percent.

Forbes: People with Type A Blood are more Susceptible to the New Coronavirus

According to data, the number of infected has reached 341,000 people and about 15,000 deaths were caused by complications related to the new coronavirus.

A new study has come out of China that claims to have found that people with type A blood are more susceptible to the new Coronavirus, Forbes magazine writes.

Mitsotakis’ leadership qualities

Everything points to the fact that if we don't adopt strict measures similar to those imposed by China, Europe and the rest of the western world will not be able to control the coronavirus epidemic. Several governments have apparently realized this and are talking about the possibility of 60-70 percent of their countries' populations becoming infected.

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