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COVID-19: Russia's tally reaches 6,81,251

COVID-19: Russia's tally reaches 6,81,251

Moscow, July 5 (UNI) Russia registered 6,736 more COVID-19 cases during the past 24 hours, taking its overall tally since the start of the pandemic to 681,251, the country's coronavirus response centre declared in a statement on Sunday.
Xinhua quoted the centre's statement saying that the country's death toll rose by 134 to reach 10,161, while 4,50,750 patients have recovered so far.
The past 24 hours saw the recovery of 3,871 more patients.

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19 May 2022 | 11:02 PM

Washington, May 19 (UNI/Sputnik) The International Monetary Fund (IMF) maintains almost daily contacts with Ukrainian authorities to discuss Kyiv’s financial needs, IMF spokesperson Gerry Rice said on Thursday.

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Former Maldives president to coordinate relief efforts for Sri Lanka

19 May 2022 | 10:18 PM

Colombo, May 19 (UNI/Xinhua) Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Thursday appointed former Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed to coordinate relief efforts for Sri Lanka globally amid an economic crisis.

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Ukrainian president, EU chief discuss aid for Kyiv

19 May 2022 | 10:16 PM

Kyiv, May 19 (UNI/Xinhua) Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said on Thursday he had discussed the European Union (EU) aid for Kyiv with European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen.

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Austin discusses Iran nuclear program with Israeli counterpart

19 May 2022 | 10:10 PM

Washington, May 19 (UNI/Sputnik) US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Gantz discussed Iran's progress in its nuclear weapons program and addressing the rise of terrorism threats in Israel, the Defense Department said on Thursday.

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