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 Turkish Health Ministry reported 88,145 new COVID-19 cases, 189 deaths and 81,530 recoveries over the past day. Also, some 428,214 virus tests were done in the past 24 hours.
To stem the virus’ spread, the country has also administered more than 141.77 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines since it launched an immunization drive in January 2021, according to ministry figures.
More than 57.4 million people have gotten their first jab, while over 52.37 million have been fully vaccinated, the ministry added. Turkiye has also given third booster shots to nearly 25 million people.
Turkish security forces have launched a new anti-terrorism operation in eastern Mus province, the country’s Interior Ministry announced.
Other developments worldwide
Rafael Nadal defeated Daniil Medvedev in the 2022 Australian Open final, becoming the first male tennis player to win 21 Grand Slam titles.
Israeli forces demolished a new Palestinian home in the latest spate of demolitions in the occupied West Bank, according to a local official.
Fresh protests erupted in Sudan to demand full civilian rule, with protesters blocking the main land road with Egypt.
Israeli President Isaac Herzog arrived in the United Arab Emirates for his first visit to the Gulf nation.
At least four people were killed and five others wounded when the Iranian-backed Houthi militia targeted a mosque in southeastern Yemen with a ballistic missile, the Yemeni army announced.
The United Arab Emirates said it intercepted and destroyed a ballistic missile fired by Yemen’s Houthi rebels while Israel’s president was officially visiting the country.
Portugal’s ruling Socialist party (PS) won early legislative elections Sunday, securing an outright majority in parliament, according to exit polls.
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