Coronavirus

Another 25 COVID-19 Infected in Bulgaria

The number of coronavirus infected in the country is already 379. This was announced at a briefing at the National Operations Headquarters. General Ventsislav Mutafchiiski reported that there are 25 more cases of COVID-19 infected in Bulgaria. 

113 of the patients are hospitalized. The intubated are in intensive care units.

IMF: Turkey not seeking financial help amid coronavirus

While non-EU emerging countries in Central and Eastern Europe are seeking IMF assistance in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, neither Turkey nor Russia have done so, the director of the fund's European department said on March 31.

The IMF is now facing simultaneous requests for assistance from the largest number of countries in its history, Poul Thomsen stressed.

Istanbul suspends sea passenger links to other cities

Seagoing passenger service from the Turkish metropolis Istanbul to other cities has been suspended over the coronavirus outbreak, Istanbul's provincial governor announced on March 30.

The suspension of sea bus and ferry service, which does not include cargo transportation, began as of 5 p.m. (14:00 GMT), Ali Yerlikaya tweeted.

Latest on the coronavirus: Global coronavirus cases now top 750,000

Just days after hitting half a million, the number of coronavirus cases worldwide crossed the 755,000 mark on March 30, according to data compiled by U.S.-based Johns Hopkins University.

The virus, also known as COVID-19, which emerged in Wuhan, China last December, has spread to at least 177 countries and regions around the globe, with over 36,000 deaths worldwide.       

Romania moves to stage four as number of coronavirus cases passes 2,000 mark

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Romania passed the 2,000 mark Monday evening, moving the country to stage four in the fight against the disease. Top emergency management official Raed Arafat, announced that more than 2,100 positive COVID-19 cases were confirmed, of which 593 were in the city of Suceava.

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