European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said the US sanctions against Iran, North Korea, Syria, Cuba and Venezuela should not prevent the delivery of humanitarian aid to these countries amid the coronavirus pandemic.
At a Tehran mosque converted into a factory, women volunteers, who would normally attend to visitors to the old battlefields of the Iran-Iraq war (1980-88), have joined the fight against the coronavirus.
Liverpool officially announced its intention to pay staff members in full after originally making the decision to use the UK government's furlough scheme to ease the financial stress caused by the coronavirus outbreak.
Japan is to impose a state of emergency in Tokyo and six other prefectures as early as Tuesday to contain the coronavirus, while the government prepares a $990 billion stimulus package to soften the economic blow.
The coronavirus pandemic has generated overwhelming support for the closure of markets selling illegal wildlife across Southeast Asia, an epicenter of the multi-billion-dollar trade, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) said in a public opinion poll.
Mainland China reported on Tuesday a drop in new coronavirus cases after closing its borders to virtually all foreigners to curb imported infections, while the central city of Wuhan, epicenter of the outbreak, saw no new deaths for the first time.
Turkish Defense Minister General Hulusi Akar congratulated General Mohammad Bagheri, the Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces following success of the Islamic Republic of Iran in countering the outbreak of coronavirus and treatment of the patients.