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
The ministry reported 94,783 new COVID-19 cases, 174 deaths, and 83,261 recoveries in the last day. Also, 440,017 virus tests were done in the past 24 hours.
To stem the virus’ spread, the country has also administered more than 141.7 million COVID-19 vaccine doses since it launched an immunization drive in January 2021, said ministry figures.
More than 57.4 million people have gotten the first jab, while over 52.36 million have been fully vaccinated, the ministry added. Turkiye has also given third booster shots to more than 24.85 million people.
Other developments worldwide
Kuwait Airways suspended flights to Iraq, one day after a rocket attack targeted Baghdad International Airport.
Ashleigh Barty won the 2022 Australian Open women’s singles title.
A beach in eastern Thailand was declared a disaster area as oil leaking from an underwater pipeline in the Gulf of Thailand continued to wash up the coast and blacken sand.
Turkish Airlines canceled Istanbul-New York flights because of heavy snow, an official announced.
Italy’s parliament voted for President Sergio Mattarella to serve a second term, putting an end to a six-day stalemate that threatened the survival of its government.
A daunting Nor’easter winter storm left more than 100,000 people without power as it tore through the US East Coast with powerful winds and heavy snowfall.
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