Anadolu Agency is here with a rundown of the latest developments on the coronavirus pandemic and other news in Turkiye and around the world. 

Coronavirus and other developments in Turkiye

Turkiye reported 87,411 new coronavirus cases.

According to a chart from the Health Ministry, 264 people lost their lives and 102,094 others recovered from the virus in the past day.

Also, as many as 463,855 virus tests were completed nationwide in the past 24 hours.

To counter the spread of the virus, Turkiye has administered 144.73 million coronavirus vaccine doses since it launched an immunization drive in January 2021.

More than 57.61 million people have received a first vaccine jab, while over 52.7 million have been fully vaccinated. Third booster shots have also been given to nearly 26.6 million people.  

Other developments worldwide

At least 28 protesters were injured in protests demanding full civilian rule in the Sudanese capital of Khartoum, according to local medics.

Health authorities in Malawi have declared a polio outbreak after a case was detected in a young child in the capital Lilongwe.

South Korea’s daily COVID-19 cases surpassed 100,000 for the first time in the last two years following the pandemic outbreak in the country in 2020, according to health authorities.

Hundreds of people have been rescued while 10 are still missing after a fire broke out on a ferry going from Greece to Italy.

Swiss President Ignazio Cassis, who holds the rotating presidency this year, tested positive for COVID-19 on the day coronavirus restrictions were lifted in Switzerland, the government confirmed.

Canadian police arrested three ringleaders in the Ottawa trucker protest and authorities continued to break up the demonstration that has paralyzed the city for three weeks. Authorities arrested at least 70 demonstrators as the interim police chief vowed to continue clearing protesters from the downtown area of the Canadian capital 24-hours-a-day, if necessary.

Tunisia extended the state of emergency, which was declared in 2015 as a result of a terror attack, until the end of this year.

Pro-Russian separatists in the Donbass region in eastern Ukraine ordered a mass evacuation of citizens to Russia.

A large explosion reportedly occurred Saturday in the separatist region of Luhansk in eastern Ukraine.

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