ANKARA (AA) – Here are the main topics Anadolu Agency's English Desk plans to cover on Tuesday, March 31, 2020 (coverage may change depending on developing/breaking stories):
ANKARA – Following latest developments on coronavirus outbreak in Turkey, worldwide.
ANKARA – Following latest cease-fire agreement for Idlib, northwestern Syria, brokered by Turkey and Russia.
WASHINGTON – Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to deliver remarks to media.
WASHINGTON – Members of White House’s Coronavirus Task Force to hold press briefing.
BERLIN – Press conference of Robert Koch Institute, Germany’s disease control agency to be held on latest developments, figures on coronavirus outbreak.
LIBYA / RUSSIA / TURKEY
TRIPOLI / MOSCOW / ANKARA – Monitoring diplomatic initiatives to resolve Libyan crisis.
ANKARA – Turkish Statistical Institute to release foreign trade statistics for February.
ANKARA – Treasury and Finance Ministry to reveal Turkey's external debt statistics for last quarter of 2019.
ANKARA – Treasury and Finance Ministry to announce borrowing strategy for next two months.
India, Pakistan grappling with archaic epidemic law
By Iftikhar Gilani
ANKARA (AA) – While discussing whether to introduce more stringent measures to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus, advisors told Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi that the country lacked laws to instruct provinces to observe lockdown and put curbs on travel in times of a pandemic.
Despite concerns, S. Asian countries insist on using Chinese kits
By Aamir Latif
KARACHI, Pakistan (AA) – Despite accuracy concerns from European countries, several South Asian countries insist on using Chinese medical products, including test kits to fight formidable coronavirus outbreak which has placed the region under a lockdown.
Hantavirus not major threat: Expert
By Firdevs Bulut
ANKARA (AA) – Hantavirus, unlike COVID-19, is not a new type of virus and will not trigger a new outbreak or epidemic, according to an expert of genetics and molecular biology.
Turkish coach creates chess guide for visually impaired
By Emre Asikci
ANKARA (AA) – A Turkish member of an international chess governing body has written a one-of-a-kind guidebook for visually impaired students.
What’s behind Germany's low coronavirus death rate?
By Oliver Towfigh Nia
BERLIN (AA) – Like many European countries, Germany is gripped by the novel coronavirus with nearly 67,000 people infected.