Russia’s new COVID cases above 6,000 for second day in a row

Above, an employee demonstrating a vial with “Gam-COVID-Vac” vaccine against the coronavirus disease during its production at Binnopharm pharmaceutical company in Zelenograd near Moscow on Aug 7, 2020. (Russian Direct Investment Fund via Reuters)
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Updated 20 September 2020

Russia’s new COVID cases above 6,000 for second day in a row

  • The country’s coronavirus crisis center said 79 people had died of the disease in the last 24 hours

MOSCOW: Russia reported 6,148 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, the second straight day when the daily number of cases exceeded 6,000, taking the national tally of infections to 1,103,399.
The country’s coronavirus crisis center said 79 people had died of the disease in the last 24 hours, bringing the Russian death toll to 19,418.


Academic detained in Iran for 2 years returns to Australia

Updated 27 November 2020

Academic detained in Iran for 2 years returns to Australia

CANBERRA: Academic Kylie Moore-Gilbert has arrived back in Australia and will soon reunite with her family after more than two years in an Iranian prison.
Moore-Gilbert was met by public health officials and members of the Australian Defense Force after disembarking from a plane at Canberra Airport.
Foreign Minister Marise Payne has said that Moore-Gilbert will have to quarantine before reentering.
The British-Australian academic from Melbourne University was freed earlier this week after 804 days behind bars on spying charges. She was released in exchange for three Iranians who were held in Thailand.