Turkey opens major hospital in Istanbul ANKARA. KAZINFORM - The addition of new city hospitals has transformed the Turkish metropolis Istanbul into an international healthcare hub, said Turkey's president Thursday, cutting the ribbon on the Basaksehir Cam and Sakura City Hospital. Kazinform has learnt from Anadolu Agency.
France, Germany announce unprecedented 500-bln-euro EU recovery fund PARIS/BERLIN. KAZINFORM - France and Germany on Monday jointly proposed that the European Commission borrow money on capital markets in the European Union's (EU) name and create a 500-billion-euro (546 billion U.S. dollars) recovery fund to help the coronavirus-battered European economies and regions.
France becomes world's 4th worst-hit country with 26,991 COVID-19 related deaths PARIS. KAZINFORM - France's death toll from the coronavirus reached 26,991 on Tuesday, overtaking Spain's 26,920 as it recorded 348 more deaths in the last 24 hours. France thus became the world's fourth worst-hit country in terms of deaths after the United States, Britain and Italy, data from the Health Ministry showed.
Italy holds moment of silence to remember its dead ROME. KAZINFORM - Flags flew at half-mast across Italy Tuesday as a minute's silence was observed to mourn the victims of the coronavirus, express support for their families, and voice solidarity with health workers amid the emergency, ANSA reported.
Coronavirus in Italy: deaths pass 7,000 mark, but rise in new cases down again ROME. KAZINFORM - The number of coronavirus sufferers to have died in Italy has passed the 7,000 mark, but the rise in the number of new cases of contagion fell for the fourth day running, the Civil Protection Department said on Wednesday.