Coronavirus — Catalonia Confines 200,000

Spain’s north-eastern region of Catalonia has enforced a new lockdown measure today on more than 200,000 residents of Lérida, due to the multitude of outbreaks of the new coronavirus registered in the region. “We have decided to confine Segria due to data that confirms too significant a growth in the number of COVID-19 infections,” Catalan regional president Quim Torra told a news briefing.

Russia Waits as Turkey to Resume Operations in Idlib

According to Russian news outlet avia.pro, Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said that it is time for Turkey to actively continue its military operations in Syria’s Idlib province. The publication quoted him as saying that the Turkish military will continue to fight all “terrorist organizations” that pose a threat to Turkey’s security, whether inside its borders or outside them.

Russia Charges Police Chief With “High Treason”

Russia’s Federal Security Bureau (FSB) announced the arrest of the head of the district Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Kursk region, Police Lieutenant Colonel Dmitry Borzenkov, on Monday. He is charged with high treason pertaining the transmission of information constituting Russian State secrets to the  SBU (Security Service of Ukraine).