Beijing/Sputnik: US Deputy National Security Advisor Matthew Pottinger's allegation that the coronavirus had slipped out of a lab in China's eastern Wuhan city is false, Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying said on Monday.
London/UNI: The United Kingdom on Tuesday recorded the highest single-day spike of 53,135 fresh novel coronavirus cases during the past 24 hours, while 414 people lost their lives.
Buenos Aires/Sputnik: The delivery of the Russian Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine doses to Argentina is expected to be completed by Monday and vaccination will start on Dec 29, the press service of Argentina’s president informed in a statement.
Geneva/Sputnik: World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has said the world should get prepared for future pandemics that are inevitable.
Paris: France's President Emmanuel Macron has tested positive for Covid-19, Elysée Palace said on Thursday.
Athens/Sputnik: Greece is extending entry permission for up to 500 Russian citizens per week, provided that they test negative for COVID-19 and have all the necessary documents, the decision was published by the Government Gazette on Sunday.
Washington/Sputnik: The pharmaceutical company Moderna said that it has submitted the results of its corona vaccine trials to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in order to obtain emergency use authorization for the vaccine.
Islamabad/UNI: Pakistan's opposition leader and chairman of Pakistan People's Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto on Thursday said that he has tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
Zurich/UNI: World Health Organization Head Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Sunday congratulated Joe Biden and his running mate Kamala Harris on their victory in the US presidential election and noted the importance of joint fight against COVID-19.
Washington/UNI: President-elect Joe Biden has said that the primary objective for the US leadership now is to stop the spread of Coronavirus and he plans to name a group of experts to help with that task.
Athens/UNI: Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos on Thursday announced a three-week nationawide lockdown because of the novel Coronavirus.
New York: Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the head of the United Nations world court said on Friday that its judiciary work in The Hague, Netherlands, continued unabated.
Paris/Sputnik: The French authorities said on Wednesday that they were considering re-introducing the self-isolation regime in the country for a month amid the deteriorating epidemiological situation, BFMTV reported citing its sources.
New York: The UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process reminded the Security Council on Monday of the Secretary-General’s renewed appeal for a global ceasefire to respond to COVID-19, highlighting that the “the virus feeds off instability”.
Washington/Sputnik: US President Donald Trump said during a town hall meeting that state-wide lockdown imposed by several US governors to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is unconstitutional.