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500 coronavirus cases recorded in Russia in day

The number of people infected with the novel coronavirus in Russia has increased by 500 in the past 24 hours, reaching 2,337, the federal coronavirus task force said. "In the past 24 hours, 55 people have been discharged from …

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Blast hits gas pipeline on Turkish-Iranian border

A fire broke out after a blast at a pipeline supplying natural gas from Iran to Turkey this morning. Authorities stated that the blast took place in a section of pipeline near Gürbulak border crossing between two countries, in …

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Saudi Aramco weighs pipeline stake sale

Saudi Aramc is weighing the sale of a stake in its pipeline unit to raise money amid a slump in crude prices, according to people familiar with the matter. Aramco may need to raise cash this year as it confronts a historic rout in …

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Second coronavirus patient dies in Kazakhstan

Second coronavirus patient died in Kazakhstan, Nur-Sultan public health department chief Saule Kisikova said. "Unfortunately, a lethal case from coronavirus was registered on March 31 in Nur-Sultan," she said. This …

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First coronavirus patient dies in Moscow region

The first coronavirus patient has died in the Moscow region yesterday, the regional coronavirus response taskforce said. "A 65-year old woman with confirmed coronavirus infection has died in the Moscow region. She was taken to …

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Four more coronavirus patients die in Moscow

Four more coronavirus patients with other chronic diseases have died in Moscow, the city’s coronavirus response taskforce said. "Four patients with pneumonia diagnosis and positive coronavirus tests have died. They are …

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Number of Russia's coronavirus cases rises to 1,836

The number of coronavirus cases in Russia grew by 302 in the past 24 hours, reaching 1,836, the Coronavirus Response Center said in a statement on Monday. According to the center, a total of 66 patients have recovered and nine have died. …

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Brent price down below $23 per barrel

The price of futures contracts of Brent crude oil for May 2020 delivery plunged by 8.54% to $22.79 per barrel on London's ICE on Monday, according to the trading data as of 10:53 am Moscow time. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) …

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EasyJet grounds entire fleet due to coronavirus

British low cost airline easyJet said it had grounded its entire fleet of over 330 aircraft due to the coronavirus threat and had no visibility on when it could restart flights. EasyJet also said that it would furlough its 4,000 …

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Dollar exchange rate exceeds 80 rubles

The Russian ruble weakened against the dollar this morning, trading more than 80 per dollar, according to data from the Moscow Exchange. The Russian currency stood at 80.85 against the U.S. dollar, a 2.6% increase, as of 10:00 …

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Six new coronavirus cases reported in Georgia

Georgia has reported six new cases of coronavirus earlier today, with the total number of confirmed cases standing at 97.  According to Georgian health officials, it has been identified how the six new patients contracted the …

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