Anadolu Agency is here with a rundown of the latest developments on the coronavirus pandemic and other news in Turkey and around the world.
Coronavirus and other developments in Turkey
Turkey has administered over 64.6 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines since it launched a mass vaccination campaign in January, according to official figures.
According to Health Ministry data, over 39.18 million people have gotten their first dose, while over 21.73 million have received their second dose.
To date, over 63.08% of the adult population has received at least one vaccine dose. The ministry also confirmed 9,586 new infections and 52 coronavirus-related deaths in the last 24 hours, while as many as 5,093 more patients recovered.
Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said the EU has long since lost its credibility on the Cyprus issue.
On the 10th anniversary of the Norway terrorist attack that killed 77 people, Turkey called for a united fight against xenophobia, racism and Islamophobia.
Around 200 people have been evacuated due to flooding in Turkey’s eastern Black Sea region.
COVID-19 updates worldwide
More than 3.7 billion doses of coronavirus vaccines have been administered worldwide, according to Our World in Data, a tracking website affiliated with Oxford University.
Australia reported two more deaths due to a rare blood clotting disorder after receiving the AstraZeneca vaccine.
Iraq said that more than 160,000 people have been infected with the coronavirus as the country enters a third wave.
Coronavirus infections in Indonesia exceeded three million as the more infectious Delta variant drives a surge in the Southeast Asian country.
Tanzania received three types of coronavirus vaccines to allow citizens who want to travel abroad to be inoculated and conform with public health regulations in foreign countries, according to Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa.
The number of active coronavirus cases in Southeast Asia almost topped the one million mark.
More than 600,000 people in England and Wales were told to self-isolate by the National Health Service (NHS) COVID-19 app from July 8 -15.
Other global developments
The Olympic Games are finally here again, with the delayed 2020 Tokyo Games set to start on Friday and last through Aug. 8 after being postponed a year ago during the early months of the coronavirus pandemic.
Tens of thousands of people have gathered in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa to decry the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) for fighting for a comeback.
The US-led coalition against the Daesh/ISIS terror group provided military training to 400 YPG/PKK terrorists in Al-Hasakah province of northeastern Syria.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel reiterated her opposition to Turkey’s full membership in the European Union but voiced support for closer ties with Ankara by updating the EU-Turkey Customs Union and a key refugee agreement.
France launched an investigation into the Pegasus spyware case, two days after it was revealed that the phone of the head of state was the target of possible hacking.
The death toll due to floods in China has risen to 33 while eight others are still missing.
The US sanctioned Cuban Defense Minister Alvaro Lopez Miera and Havana’s Special Forces Brigade for efforts to quell pro-democracy protests on the island nation.
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