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No Money, No Food: COVID-19 Hits Post-Soviet Poor
Across former Soviet countries, lockdowns due to the coronavirus are hitting the poor hardest. 6 Apr 2020, 14:49
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Kyiv Police Make Arrests Following Tougher Quarantine Measures
There were some tense moments in the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv, when police blocked access to a popular sports and recreation ground. 6 Apr 2020, 14:22
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Masks For Everyone? More Countries Are Making Them Mandatory
More countries and regions are advising -- or requiring -- all residents to wear face masks in public to protect against the spread of the coronavirus. 6 Apr 2020, 14:17
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Kosovo's Capital Tightens COVID-19 Measures Closing Public Squares
Authorities in Kosovo's capital, Pristina, have blocked public access to all city parks and squares in an effort to stop the spread of the coronavirus. 6 Apr 2020, 11:53
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Pakistan Doctors Beaten, Arrested For Protest Over COVID-19 Protection
In Pakistan's southwestern city of Quetta, police arrested dozens of doctors and paramedics who refused to work in hospitals amid the COVID-19 pandemic. 6 Apr 2020, 11:07
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Serbian Weekend Curfew Turns Belgrade Into Ghost City
The normally bustling streets and parks of Serbia's capital, Belgrade, were deserted after the Serbian government ordered a weekend curfew in an effort to slow down the spread of the coronavirus. 5 Apr 2020, 16:58
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Deadly Gas Explosion Hits Russian Apartment Block
A gas explosion destroyed several floors of a residential block located in the city of Orekhovo-Zuyevo, some 85 kilometers east of Moscow, on April 4. 4 Apr 2020, 18:18
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China Holds National Mourning For Coronavirus Victims
The national flag flew at half-mast throughout China on April 4, and all forms of entertainment were suspended. The country observed three minutes of silence. 4 Apr 2020, 16:01
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Ukrainian City Digs Mass Graves For Potential Coronavirus Victims
Caretakers of public cemeteries in Dnipro, a city in southeastern Ukraine, have been ordered to dig 600 graves for potential coronavirus victims. Undertakers could be seen working on April 3. 4 Apr 2020, 12:08
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China and Russia Target Global Audiences With COVID-19 Propaganda
A U.S. senator has accused China of "garbage propaganda" about the coronavirus. 3 Apr 2020, 15:59
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Professor Hopes App Can Help Combat COVID-19
U.K.-based researchers have developed an app they hope can play a role in reducing infections and deaths during the COVID-19 pandemic. 3 Apr 2020, 14:00
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Battle Gear: Shortage Of Masks, Gowns Puts Medics In Danger
Nurses and doctors treating coronavirus patients need disposable gloves, masks, gowns, and face shields to protect themselves from infection. 2 Apr 2020, 11:46
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Uzbek Tightrope Children Learn To Walk On A Wire
Tightrope walking has been a tradition in the Yusupov family of Uzbekistan for almost a century. 2 Apr 2020, 10:55
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Tbilisi Streets Deserted After Georgia Imposes Coronavirus Curfew
The streets of Tbilisi were mostly deserted after the Georgian government introduced a curfew on March 31 in an effort to stop the spread of the coronavirus. 1 Apr 2020, 19:47
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No Trade Spike Yet At Kosovo-Serbia Border After Pristina Drops Tariffs
There was no sign that trade had increased between Serbia and Kosovo a day after Pristina said that it was lifting its 100 percent tariffs on goods from its neighbor. 1 Apr 2020, 19:32
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Mysterious Death Of Actor As Belarusian Hospitals Fill With 'Pneumonia' Cases
As the Belarusian government continues to be in denial over COVID-19, a well-known actor has died in the city of Vitsebsk. 1 Apr 2020, 16:00
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Screening For Georgian Motorists Entering Tbilisi
Police set up checkpoints on roads into the Georgian capital, Tbilisi, to screen motorist for the coronavirus. The new measures took effect on March 31. 1 Apr 2020, 11:14
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Kyrgyzstan Slow To Bring Stranded Citizens Home From Russia
Kyrgyz migrant workers stranded at an airport in the Russian city of Novosibirsk resorted to desperate measures to highlight their struggle to get back home. 1 Apr 2020, 6:55
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Five Things To Know About Coronavirus Tests
There are not enough coronavirus tests to go around, but new technologies are rushing through to market, giving doctors much-needed tools to fight the pandemic. 31 Mar 2020, 17:34
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Nagorno-Karabakh Holds Elections Despite Concerns Over Coronavirus
De facto authorities in the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh faced criticism for holding elections amid the global coronavirus pandemic. 31 Mar 2020, 14:58
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Singing, Running, Dancing: Staying Safe, Strong, And Sane In Isolation
How do people stay safe, strong, and sane during the prolonged isolation imposed by the coronavirus pandemic? A Tajik opera performer in Italy entertains by singing from his balcony. 31 Mar 2020, 13:57
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Belarus Lives It Up As Neighbors Lock Down Over COVID-19
Professional soccer, schools, and restaurants are all continuing in Belarus, which has refused to impose the lockdowns or other restrictive measures seen elsewhere. 30 Mar 2020, 14:45
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Moscow Coronavirus Lockdown Takes Effect
There were still some vehicles and pedestrians on the streets of Moscow after a lockdown came into effect on March 30 to slow the spread of the coronavirus. 30 Mar 2020, 13:28
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Are Medicines To Treat COVID-19 On The Horizon?
A vaccine that protects against the coronavirus could be more than a year from being developed and approved. 30 Mar 2020, 12:12
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No Physical Distancing At Crowded Kazakh Food Depot
In the Kazakh city of Kyzylorda, physical distancing was not being practiced outside a grocery warehouse on March 27 as large crowds flocked to collect food and cooking supplies. 27 Mar 2020, 18:31
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Pedaling Through The Pandemic
A roof-riding Tbilisi man bicycles to stay fit amid Georgia's coronavirus lockdown. Originally published at - rferl.org/a/pedaling-through-the-pandemic/30513292.html | 27 Mar 2020, 15:07
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'Lex COVID': Hungary's Orban Accused Of Power Grab
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban's plan to rule by decree to deal with the coronavirus crisis has been branded a power grab by opposition groups and human rights activists. 27 Mar 2020, 14:41
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Preserving The Art Of Bone Carving In Russia
A group of mainly elderly women in the town of Varnavino in Russia's Nizhny Novgorod region are trying to preserve the dying art of bone carving. 27 Mar 2020, 12:13
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Why A Thorough Handwashing Can Be A Lifesaver
One of the best protections against the coronavirus is also the simplest: washing your hands. Doctors advise soap, warm water, and a thorough scrubbing to get rid of potential infectious material. 26 Mar 2020, 17:32
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Sikhs Holds Funerals Following Deadly Attack On Kabul Temple
In the Afghan capital, Kabul, funerals were held for the victims of a deadly attack on an Sikh temple. 26 Mar 2020, 13:15
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