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At Least 10 London Transport Workers Die of COVID-19 as UK Death Toll Surges Past 5,000

TEHRAN (FNA)- London Mayor Sadiq Khan confirmed that COVID-19 has claimed the lives of ten public transport workers as unions say staff need more protections, as the UK’s death toll from the virus surpassed the 5,000 milestone.
Iran Hopes to Control Coronavirus by Late May

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Health Minister Saeed Namaki stressed effective measures to control coronavirus epidemic, expressing the hope that the disease would be controlled in Iran by late May.
Iran’s Embassy in Italy Removes Students’ Concern over Residency

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Embassy in Rome announced that the country’s students can come back to Italy if they register with Italian Post Office, adding that Italian residence permit is not an electronic permit of the EU.
US Officer Killed in Ambush in Eastern Syria

TEHRAN (FNA)- A US officer has been killed in an ambush in the Eastern Syrian province of Deir Ezzur.
Turkey Confirms 3,148 New Cases of Coronavirus

TEHRAN (FNA)- Turkey announced new confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus on Monday evening as it continued efforts to curb its spread.
Report: Some US Hospitals Temporarily Cutting Staff as Coronavirus Crisis Worsens

TEHRAN (FNA)- In the middle of the coronavirus crisis, many hospitals across the US are suddenly losing revenue, while in some cases that means staff are being furloughed, right as the pandemic is worsening, CBS News reported.
Deputy Commander: Nearly 2,000 Hospital Beds Made by IRGC for Coronavirus Patients

TEHRAN (FNA)- Deputy Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps for Health, Medical Training and Biological Defence Affairs Brigadier General Ahmad Abdollahi announced that the IRGC has set up 1,920 hospital beds to help the health ministry with treatment of coronavirus patients in Iran.
Iran: High-Tech Thermal Imaging System for COVID-19 Screening

TEHRAN (FNA)- A research center associated with the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) has unveiled a modern thermal imaging system for screening people suspected of having COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus pandemic. [VIDEO]
Belarus' Lights up National Library Building with Iran's Flag

TEHRAN (FNA)- Exterior facade of the Belarusian National Library building illuminated in three colors of the Iranian flag as a sign of solidarity and sympathy with the country's people in combating coronavirus.
Arab League Chief Urges Release of Palestinian Inmates in Israeli Jails Amid Pandemic

TEHRAN (FNA)- The secretary general of the Arab League appealed to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to secure the release of Palestinian prisoners from Israeli detention centers amid rising cases of infection with a new coronavirus in the occupied territories.
Official Criticizes US Failure for Self-Management amid Coronavirus Crisis

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Parliament Speaker’s Special Aide for International Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said that the US is neither able to manage the world nor capable of managing itself.
Pound Sterling Plunges After UK PM Moved to ICU Due to COVID-19

TEHRAN (FNA)- The British pound has fallen sharply in value compared to the dollar and euro following coronavirus-stricken Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s admission to an intensive care unit after his condition “worsened” in the hospital.
Survey by Doctors Association UK Finds Staff Told to ‘Hold Their Breath’ Due to Lack of Masks

TEHRAN (FNA)- Doctors in Britain are being “bullied and shamed” into treating patients with COVID-19 despite not having the masks, gowns and eyewear they need to protect themselves from the virus, frontline medics stated.
Rouhani: Launching INSTEX Insufficient Move

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in a telephone conversation with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron described launching the Instrument in Support of Trade Exchange (INSTEX) as a positive, but insufficient step.
Official: Plan to Fight COVID-19 Should Entail Domestic Initiatives

TEHRAN (FNA)- Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Rear Admiral Ali Shamkhani rejected the bipolarity of ‘health vs. economy’ in fighting coronavirus and stressed the use of a plan that would entail indigenous initiatives.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Ali Akbar Salehi underlined the need for the UN nuclear watchdog not to pay attention to the information provided by foreign intelligence agencies with hostile positions towards Tehran.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Health Minister Saeed Namaki stressed effective measures to control coronavirus epidemic, expressing the hope that the disease would be controlled in Iran by late May.
TEHRAN (FNA)- The United States reached yet another grim milestone in the coronavirus pandemic, counting over 1,000 fatalities in the span of 24 hours, as the death toll in the country has raised to more than 10,900, but US media say the fast-spreading virus is likely killing people in the country that are not counted in the nation’s growing death toll.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran's President Hassan Rouhani informed of his administration's decisions for paying loans to 4 million poor Iranian households that have been affected as coronavirus pandemic persists.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Deputy Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps for Health, Medical Training and Biological Defence Affairs Brigadier General Ahmad Abdollahi announced that the IRGC has set up 1,920 hospital beds to help the health ministry with treatment of coronavirus patients in Iran.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in a telephone conversation with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron described launching the Instrument in Support of Trade Exchange (INSTEX) as a positive, but insufficient step.