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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

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and first lady Emine Erdogan, who both tested positive for the omicron variant of the coronavirus Saturday, “have mild symptoms.”

Turkiye’s Health Ministry confirmed 87,934 coronavirus infections, 201 related deaths and 76,552 recoveries over the past day, while 412,352 virus tests were also done across the country.

To counter the spread of the virus, Turkiye has administered over 142.91 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines since it launched an immunization drive in January last year.

Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said Sunday that he has tested positive for COVID-19.

– Other developments worldwide

The Central Council of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) kicked off its 31st session Sunday in the West Bank city of Ramallah under the shadow of a boycott by some Palestinian factions.

Argentina has joined China’s multi-trillion-dollar Belt and Road Initiative, which includes more than $23 billion in investment and cooperation agreements, the government announced Sunday.

The YPG/PKK terror group has kidnapped two journalists working for a media outlet close to the Kurdish National Council in Syria, according to local sources Sunday.

A roadside bomb targeted a military convoy carrying logistics for the US-led coalition against the Daesh/ISIS terror group in southern Iraq, a local security official said Sunday.

At least 10 people are confirmed dead in Madagascar after Tropical Cyclone Batsirai slammed its eastern coastline overnight, the country’s disaster management agency said Sunday.

The African Union on Sunday postponed a debate on whether Israel’s observer status should be withdrawn, avoiding a division, said the pan-African body’s newly elected chairman for 2022.

A correspondent for Greece’s state news agency AMNA was found dead in Cairo, the Greek Foreign Ministry said Sunday.

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