Anadolu Agency is here with a rundown of the latest developments on the coronavirus pandemic and other developments in Turkey and around the world.
Coronavirus and other developments in Turkey
The new cases include 3,002 symptomatic patients, while the total number of infections exceeded 2.13 million. As many as 23,231 people recovered, bringing the tally to 1,994,034. The death toll climbed to 19,624.
Turkish Airlines announced that it will ask passengers arriving from aboard to submit negative PCR tests as of Dec. 30.
Accompanied by Turkey’s Chief of General Staff Gen. Yasar Guler and other military commanders, Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar paid an official visit to Libya.
Akar met Libya’s Chairman of the High Council of State Khalid al-Mishri, Defense Minister Salahuddin al-Namroush, and Interior Minister Fathi Bashagha.
Responding to a Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) recently issued by Greece for a vast area in the Aegean and the Eastern Mediterranean, Turkey on Saturday urged Greece to act sensibly and responsibly.
COVID-19 updates worldwide
EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen announced on Saturday that BioNTech and Pfizer have been delivered to all the EU countries that will begin vaccination on Sunday
In Russia, the total number of people who have been exposed to the novel coronavirus exceeded 3 million on Saturday.
Bangladesh on Saturday registered some 834 fresh coronavirus infections, a single-day lowest in the country since May 9.
Pakistan on Saturday rejected the Indian prime minister’s claim of democracy in Jammu and Kashmir and termed it “preposterous and fallacious”.
Protesting farmers in India on Saturday agreed to hold talks with the government as thousands continue to camp on the borders around the capital New Delhi, demanding a rollback of three new farm laws passed earlier this year.
The Ethiopian Rights Commission (EHRC) said the death toll from Wednesday’s armed attack in Ethiopia’s western Benishangul-Gumuz region has risen to 207.
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