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COVID-19 doesn’t seem to be everywhere yet. Here are 14 countries that say they haven’t had a single coronavirus case.

The coronavirus has reached 188 countries and territories around the world, according to John Hopkins University’s tracker. The pandemic has prompted many countries to impose lockdown measures, fundamentally changing many citizens’ lives. But some countries say they have yet to record a single coronavirus case. Some have governments that are […]
COVID-19 doesn’t seem to be everywhere yet. Here are 14 countries that say they haven’t had a single coronavirus case.
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Plastic partitions, temperature checks, and socially distanced classrooms: How countries are reopening schools following coronavirus closures

Coronavirus lockdown measures have partially or fully closed schools for over 60% of the world’s student population across 186 countries and territories, according to UNESCO. After closing schools to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, a handful of countries like Denmark and Japan have started reopening them. Reopening strategies range […]
Plastic partitions, temperature checks, and socially distanced classrooms: How countries are reopening schools following coronavirus closures
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The isolated nation of Turkmenistan is suppressing news of the coronavirus, and claims there are only cases in other countries

The government of Turkmenistan claims that it has no cases of coronavirus infection, despite outbreaks in nearby countries. Authorities there have been suppressing news of the virus and removing it from public health information, according to Radio Liberty. The country is ruled by President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov, a flamboyant strongman. Visit […]
The isolated nation of Turkmenistan is suppressing news of the coronavirus, and claims there are only cases in other countries
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Meet the dictator who rules secretive Turkmenistan, who portrays himself as an action hero and shows off by lifting gold bars in parliament

Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov has been the president of Turkmenistan, one of the world’s most restrictive and secretive countries in the world, since 2006. Activists have decried the country’s human-rights record and its closed nature, and experts have warned about the country’s economy. Yet Berdymukhamedov has made flashy displays a hallmark of […]
Meet the dictator who rules secretive Turkmenistan, who portrays himself as an action hero and shows off by lifting gold bars in parliament
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Turkmenistan’s State Media Has Declared The Start Of The ‘Era Of Supreme Happiness’

[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Gurbanguly_Berdimuhammedov.jpg”] Turkmenistan’s state-run media has declared the beginning of a new “era of supreme happiness of the stable state” in the wake of President Gurbanguly Berdymukhammdedov’s landslide reelection victory three weeks ago, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty reports.The theme of “supreme happiness” over the President’s second term was […]
Turkmenistan’s State Media Has Declared The Start Of The ‘Era Of Supreme Happiness’
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WELCOME TO EURASIA: The 7 Countries You Need To Be Watching

[credit provider=”AP/ITAR-TASSS?Sergei Zhukov/Presidential Press Service”] It’s likely you’ve never heard of half of the prospective members of Vladimir Putin’s plans for a “Eurasian Union”.However, if the plan goes ahead, you’ll need to get familiar with them quick.
WELCOME TO EURASIA: The 7 Countries You Need To Be Watching