Total coronavirus cases in Ukraine exceed 300,000

The daily tally of coronavirus infections spike prompted the government to extend lockdown measures until the end of 2020. (File/AFP)
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Updated 19 October 2020

Total coronavirus cases in Ukraine exceed 300,000

  • The country reported a record daily high of 6,410 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday

KYIV: The total number of coronavirus cases in Ukraine has reached 303,638, while the death toll is at 5,673, the country’s security council said on Monday.
Ukraine registered 4,766 new cases in the past 24 hours.
The country reported a record daily high of 6,410 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday.
The daily tally of coronavirus infections spike prompted the government to extend lockdown measures until the end of 2020.


British woman charged with terror offences for sharing Daesh propaganda

Westminster Magistrates’ Court in London heard how the 28-year-old shared extremist videos on messaging service Telegram with an undercover officer. (Reuters/File Photo)
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British woman charged with terror offences for sharing Daesh propaganda

Westminster Magistrates’ Court in London heard how the 28-year-old shared extremist videos on messaging service Telegram with an undercover officer. (Reuters/File Photo)

LONDON: A British woman who sent Daesh propaganda to an undercover investigator, on Tuesday appeared in a UK court charged with terror offences.

Muslim convert Aaminah Amatullah, formerly Alison Claire Beech, denied two counts of disseminating terrorist publications, the Independent reported.

Westminster Magistrates’ Court in London heard how the 28-year-old shared extremist videos on messaging service Telegram with an undercover officer, who she believed was a terrorist contact, in September 2019.

The hearing was told that the first video was an official Daesh propaganda clip, which contained footage of severed heads, battle footage, and messages calling for Daesh sympathizers to carry out terror attacks.

The second showed images of airstrikes and more battle footage in the Syrian town of Baghouz, the group’s last stronghold in the country, and militants waving the Daesh flag.

Amatullah was arrested on Nov. 24 at her apartment in Birmingham, the UK’s second-most populated city, as part of an ongoing investigation by the West Midlands Counter Terrorism Unit.

Judge Nina Tempia remanded Amatullah, who will now appear for a secondary hearing at the Old Bailey in London on Dec. 18.