RDIF head Kirill Dmitriev said 60 percent of the 40 coronavirus patients taking tablets of favipiravir, which was first developed in Japan under the name Avigan, tested negative for the virus within five days.
A similar incident occurred on Saturday with a ventilator that was produced in the same factory.
Museums, galleries, theatres and cinemas were among the first businesses to shut down in Europe as governments rolled out strict lockdown measures to stave off the fast-spreading coronavirus outbreak. Now some restrictions are being eased off.
Researchers say DNA from the five fossils from Bulgaria's Bacho Kiro cave demonstrated they belonged to anatomically modern Homo sapiens. The research pushes back by thousands of years the arrival of Homo sapiens in Europe
It was the first time in almost 31 years of Polish democracy that voting for the election in line with the constitution, scheduled for Sunday, did not take place. The speaker of parliament now has two weeks to announce a new date.
The Art Parking Festival in Prague has been running for two weeks with around 25 or 30 film screenings, theatre performances and concerts, the festival producer said.
The EU member of 38 million people has found itself in the bizarre "Twilight Zone" predicament in which the presidential ballot is formally neither postponed nor cancelled, because the government and opposition were unable to agree on a solution.
With cases surging and authorities urging Russians to stay in their homes, celebrations of this year's Victory Day were muted after the Kremlin postponed plans for a grand parade with world leaders.
Jaroslaw Kaczynski, head of the governing Law and Justice party, and Jaroslaw Gowin, leader of a small party in the conservative coalition, announced in a joint statement that they had agreed to cancel Sunday’s vote and set a new date.
Videogame sales in the United States surged in the last two months as the virus shut down the country, with sales in March hitting their highest in over a decade.
The coronavirus has attacked Russia, another country with a powerful political clout, after China, the US and Western European countries, making its weaknesses apparent.
Poland's presidential election is set to go ahead as scheduled on Sunday, but critics have accused the governing party of jeopardising public health for political gain due to coronavirus outbreak.
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