In an appeal issued on Monday, UN Secretary-General António Guterres urged warring parties across the world to lay down their weapons in support of the bigger battle against COVID-19: the common enemy that is now threatening all of humankind.
Heads of state and government of the EU member states and countries associated with the European Union decided to follow the recommendations of the European Commission and introduce restrictions on entry for all non-mandatory trips to control the spread of COVID-19 from third countries to the EU with a preliminary validity of 30 days.
Alexey Likhachev, Director General of ROSATOM met with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Wazed in the People’s Republic of Bangladesh. During the meeting, the Parties discussed issues of bilateral cooperation while development and use of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes.
Eurovision Song Contest 2020 will no longer take place due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Oil prices fell sharply on 16 March. The price of Brent crude oil lost 12.7% and fell to US$29.55 per barrel as of 16:31 Moscow time. According to the ICE exchange, this is the minimum value since November 2003.
The upheaval caused by the coronavirus – COVID-19 -- is all around us. And I know many are anxious, worried and confused. That’s absolutely natural.
On 12 March, the International Youth Nuclear Congress (IYNC) 2020 concluded in Sydney (Australia).
Christine Lagarde said Europe risks a major economic shock similar to the financial crisis unless leaders act urgently on the coronavirus, and indicated the European Central Bank will take steps as soon as this week, the Irish Times reported.
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will make available US$200 million through its Supply Chain Finance Program for companies manufacturing and distributing medicines and other items needed to combat the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).