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Armenia and region: Coronavirus updates from April 7

Armenia and region: Coronavirus updates from April 7

April 7, 2020 - 19:12 AMT  15:12 GMT
The coronavirus has been rapidly spreading worldwide, including in Armenia and the neighboring countries.
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April's "pink moon" will be the biggest supermoon of 2020

April 7, 2020 - 18:47 AMT  14:47 GMT
April's full moon, also known as the pink moon, happens to be the closest of the year.
Russian-Armenian physicist dies from Covid-19 complications

Russian-Armenian physicist dies from Covid-19 complications

April 7, 2020 - 18:03 AMT  14:03 GMT
Celebrated Russian physicist of Armenian descent Mishik Kazaryan was married to epidemiologist Arpik Asratyan.
WhatsApp to limit message forwards to fight spread of misinformation

WhatsApp to limit message forwards to fight spread of misinformation

April 7, 2020 - 17:24 AMT  13:24 GMT
A spokesperson said WhatsApp will roll out this change to users worldwide on April 6.
Great Barrier Reef suffers worst mass bleaching event on record

Great Barrier Reef suffers worst mass bleaching event on record

April 7, 2020 - 15:42 AMT  11:42 GMT
Scientists say the rapid warming of the planet due to emissions of heat-trapping gases are to blame.
Artsakh reports first coronavirus case

Artsakh reports first coronavirus case

April 7, 2020 - 15:11 AMT  11:11 GMT
Artsakh reported the first confirmed case of the novel coronavirus in a citizen returning from Armenia.
Aurora donates $120,000 to Armenia's Covid-19 efforts

Aurora donates $120,000 to Armenia's Covid-19 efforts

April 7, 2020 - 14:58 AMT  10:58 GMT
The #AraratChallenge movement has made a $120,000 donation to the Ministry of Health.
Disney releasing series of new Frozen shorts starring Olaf

Disney releasing series of new Frozen shorts starring Olaf

April 7, 2020 - 14:36 AMT  10:36 GMT
Disney animator Hyrum Osmond and actor Josh Gad have teamed up to produce the new series.
Japan declares state of emergency amid virus outbreak

Japan declares state of emergency amid virus outbreak

April 7, 2020 - 13:33 AMT  09:33 GMT
Japans Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said օն April 6 that there would be no European-style lockdowns.
France records highest daily Covid-19 death toll of 833

France records highest daily Covid-19 death toll of 833

April 7, 2020 - 12:11 AMT  08:11 GMT
The total number of people who have died after testing positive for Covid-19 now stands at 8,911․
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