Coronavirus death toll in Italy's Lombardy rises by around 458 in a day: source

Medical workers in protective suits push a patient on a stretcher in front of the Policlinico Tor Vergata, where patients suffering from coronavirus disease (COVID-19) are hosted, in Rome, Italy March 30, 2020. REUTERS/Remo CasilliROME (Reuters) - The death toll from an outbreak of coronavirus in the northern region of Lombardy, the epicenter of Italy’s…

Georgia PM declares curfew starting Tuesday to halt coronavirus spread

TBILISI (Reuters) - Georgia will impose an overnight curfew, close its public transport, including metro system, and ban gatherings of more than three people from Tuesday to try to prevent the spread of coronavirus, Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia said on Monday. FILE PHOTO: Georgian servicemen wearing protective masks walk at a check point, after authorities…

Russian regions join coronavirus lockdown as toll rises

MOSCOW (Reuters) - More than a dozen Russian regions including the city of St Petersburg introduced a partial lockdown on Monday after Russia recorded its biggest one-day rise in coronavirus cases for the sixth day in a row. A general view shows an empty embankment near the Kremlin, after the city authorities announced a partial…

U.S. expected to renew sanctions waivers allowing Iran nonproliferation work: sources

FILE PHOTO: An Iranian flag flutters in front of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) headquarters in Vienna, Austria September 9, 2019. REUTERS/Leonhard FoegerWASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is expected to allow Russian, Chinese and European companies to continue their work at Iranian nuclear sites to make it harder for Tehran to develop nuclear…

Austria to make basic face masks compulsory in supermarkets

FILE PHOTO: Face masks are on display in a closed shop during the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Vienna, Austria March 19, 2020. REUTERS/Leonhard FoegerVIENNA (Reuters) - Austria will require shoppers to wear basic face masks in supermarkets in a bid to slow the still too-rapid spread of the coronavirus, Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said…

Spain overtakes China in coronavirus infections

MADRID (Reuters) - Spain overtook China in the number of those infected with coronavirus on Monday, as the government tightened restrictions on a population entering its third week under one of the strictest lockdowns in Europe. Healthcare workers push a patient on a stretcher at the emergency unit at 12 de Octubre Hospital, amid the…