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Coronavirus first identified in Malta


Moscow. March 7th. INTERFAX.RU - Doctors discovered the first case of coronavirus COVID-19 in Malta, Sky News reported on Saturday.

According to the country's Ministry of Health, the patient is a 12-year-old girl from Italy.



Earlier it was reported that the number of people infected with coronavirus in the world exceeded 100 thousand people. COVID-19 has already affected more than 90 countries, including Russia.
The number of cases of coronavirus infection in Russia has reached 438

Moscow. March 23rd. INTERFAX.RU - The number of patients with coronavirus in Russia per day increased by 71 people, reaching 438, said Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin.

"In Russia, the situation is not developing as sharply as in other, especially European countries. Now we have 71 cases recorded per day. 17 people have recovered. There are 438 cases in total," Mishustin said on Monday morning at a meeting with deputy prime ministers.

He noted that around the world the situation remains difficult. The number of sick people in the world on the morning of March 22 reached 376 thousand. He added that over the past two days the number of cases has increased by 50 thousand people.

In turn, the Moscow operational headquarters to combat the spread of coronavirus reported that all new infections in Russia per day, from March 22 to 23, - 71 cases - were recorded in Moscow. This was stated in the report of the headquarters, distributed on Monday.

Of the 17 people who recovered and were discharged over the entire period of the spread of the infection in the Russian Federation, 14 were Russians, one was an Italian citizen and two were Chinese citizens (one patient was discharged from a hospital in Transbaikalia, the other infected from a clinic in Tyumen). Over the past day, one person was discharged - in Moscow, noted in the headquarters.


On the eve of March 22, 367 infected with coronavirus in Russia were reported. In Moscow, in particular, the number of infected increased to 191 people, the capital reported

Sobyanin urged elderly Muscovites to go home
Moscow. March 23rd. INTERFAX.RU - Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin ordered Muscovites over 65 years of age, as well as those with severe chronic diseases, to observe the home regime from March 26 to April 14.

He urged them not to go to work if they are not heads of organizations or if their being at work is vital to the work of the enterprise.

"The rest of the elderly or those suffering from chronic diseases, employers are required to transfer to remote work, or provide them with paid leave or send on sick leave," said the mayor.

He also asked such citizens not to go to public places and go to shops and pharmacies only if necessary. If possible, he encouraged them to go to the country.

He urged young generations to refrain from contact with elderly relatives and acquaintances in order to protect them from infection.

The mayor promised to pay elderly citizens a one-time payment of 4,000 rubles for compensation for "additional costs that may arise in connection with the self-isolation regime." “Of these, 2,000 rubles will be paid in advance, another 2,000 rubles after the end of the home regime, subject to its responsible observance,” the mayor explained.

Sobyanin also ordered telecom operators not to disconnect communications for the elderly and chronically ill citizens, including the Internet, if they run out of money in the account. He also canceled the levy of late fees and penalties for late payments of utility bills so that the elderly do not leave their homes to pay for receipts.

Explaining these decisions, the mayor recalled that coronavirus, first of all, threatens the elderly and people with chronic diseases and low immunity, so these citizens should be protected first. The main areas for their protection, he called the restriction of contacts and medical supervision and timely assistance.

“A pandemic of a new coronavirus infection is raging around our borders. The situation in Russia is more or less calm. But not only is our city Moscow the largest in the country and in Europe, but it is also still at the crossroads of all roads. And if despite everything measures being taken, this disaster will come to us, we must be prepared as much as possible, "Sobyanin said in a statement
Kudrin called the current crisis non-standard

Moscow. March 23rd. INTERFAX.RU - Chairman of the Accounts Chamber Alexei Kudrin believes that it is not yet possible to predict the consequences of the crisis due to coronavirus.

"This crisis is non-standard, it does not proceed according to economic laws. It is not cyclical, not debt. Since even successful companies are forced to stop their production, just so as not to infect or limit the infection of their employees. This is another completely different reason," Kudrin told reporters on Monday.

According to him, "the supply chain is broken unpredictably, despite the fact that there may be demand for the final product," nevertheless, "some links of the chain fall out," since today a significant part of the production is associated with great cooperation.

"Therefore, today it is difficult to predict the final consequences of this crisis," Kudrin said. According to the head of the joint venture, “this year will be definitely difficult” for the Russian economy, but any specific preliminary forecast can be made only at the end of April.

“In general, forecasts are a complicated thing, it’s a lot of work. What we give in our data is a model calculation, it’s, says, so simple,” Kudrin said.

Earlier Monday, Secretary-General of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Jose Angel Gurria said the crisis provoked by the coronavirus pandemic was more devastating for the economy than the global financial crisis of 2008 and the September 11, 2001 attacks.

"Even if there is no global recession, we will get either zero or negative growth in many countries of the world, including the largest. Because of this, global growth will not only be low this year but will also take a long time to recover," Gurria said in an interview BBC.

Moscow. March 23rd. INTERFAX.RU - Chairman of the Accounts Chamber Alexei Kudrin believes that it is not yet possible to predict the consequences of the crisis due to coronavirus.

"This crisis is non-standard, it does not proceed according to economic laws. It is not cyclical, not debt. Since even successful companies are forced to stop their production, just so as not to infect or limit the infection of their employees. This is another completely different reason," Kudrin told reporters on Monday.

According to him, "the supply chain is broken unpredictably, despite the fact that there may be demand for the final product," nevertheless, "some links of the chain fall out," since today a significant part of the production is associated with great cooperation.

"Therefore, today it is difficult to predict the final consequences of this crisis," Kudrin said. According to the head of the joint venture, “this year will be definitely difficult” for the Russian economy, but any specific preliminary forecast can be made only at the end of April.

“In general, forecasts are a complicated thing, it’s a lot of work. What we give in our data is a model calculation, it’s, says, so simple,” Kudrin said.

Earlier Monday, Secretary-General of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Jose Angel Gurria said the crisis provoked by the coronavirus pandemic was more devastating for the economy than the global financial crisis of 2008 and the September 11, 2001 attacks.

"Even if there is no global recession, we will get either zero or negative growth in many countries of the world, including the largest. Because of this, global growth will not only be low this year but will also take a long time to recover," Gurria said in an interview BBC

The Hague court asked the prosecution to confirm the availability of satellite photos of the rocket launch from the Buk

Moscow. March 23rd. INTERFAX.RU - The Hague District Court asked the prosecution to confirm or deny information that the United States may have classified satellite images of a Buk missile launch that shot down an MH17 flight near Donetsk in July 2014.

Such a request at a meeting on March 23 was announced by presiding judge Hendrick Steinhaus. The meeting was broadcast over the Internet.

"The discussion documents that took place as part of the round table in the parliamentary committee on January 22, 2016, said that the US has access to secret satellite images that supposedly show the launch of a rocket. This information was provided to the Netherlands security service. The documents also alleged that the US has no objection to disclose this information. The question is, is this true? And if so, does the prosecution intend to add this information to the case? ", The judge read out the request.

The court also wanted to know whether the prosecution identified the other victims in the case. “The court raises these issues at this stage so that at a later stage the prosecution would be able to respond either in writing or during the hearing,” the presiding judge explained.

The next hearing is scheduled for June 8.

298 people died in the crash of a Malaysia Airlines plane. In the case of the accused, three Russian citizens - Igor Girkin (Strelkov), Sergey Dubinsky, Oleg Pulatov - and a Ukrainian citizen Leonid Kharchenko. They are tried in absentia.

The infectious disease specialist who delivered the coronavirus was fired

Moscow. March 23rd. INTERFAX.RU - The main freelance infectious disease specialist in the Stavropol region Irina Sannikova, in relation to whom the case of negligence was instituted after she hid a trip to Madrid and returned from there with coronavirus, no longer works in this status. This was reported to Interfax in the Ministry of Health of the region.

"She is no longer the main freelance specialist for infectious diseases at the Ministry of Health of the Stavropol Territory," the agency’s source said.

As reported with reference to the Investigative Committee of the Investigative Committee for the region, a criminal case under two articles - 237 (concealment of information about circumstances that endanger the life or health of people) and 293 (negligence) of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation, was instituted in the Stavropol Territory against a doctor for violation of the self-isolation regime in order to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

In addition, all persons who are to be prosecuted as defendants are identified, since "responsible officials of the executive bodies of state power of the Territory and Rospotrebnadzor improperly controlled the implementation of additional measures to prevent the importation and spread of new coronavirus infection."



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