Anadolu Agency is here with a rundown of the latest developments in Turkey, around the world, and on the coronavirus pandemic.
Developments in Turkey, coronavirus pandemic, and other news
Nearly 55.43 million people have been given a first vaccine dose, while over 48.75 million are fully vaccinated, the Health Ministry said.
Turkey has also given third booster shots to some 11.17 million people.
Meanwhile, the ministry recorded 28,678 new coronavirus cases, 217 related deaths and 29,296 recoveries over the past day.
UN Climate Change Conference
More than 900,000 people signed a viral open letter from climate activists Greta Thunberg, Vanessa Nakate, Dominika Lasota and Mitzi Tan demanding leaders “face up to the climate emergency” at the launch of the leaders’ summit of the 26th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP26) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.
As France continues to emerge from a pandemic that held the country in its grip over the past year and a half, notable changes, both financial and societal, are helping bring the country back to a state of normalcy, with Nov. 1 as their starting point.
Iran’s foreign minister has contracted the coronavirus, said reports.
Greece registered 5,449 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, its highest daily figure since the beginning of the pandemic, the National Public Health Organization said.
Other developments across the world
France stepped back in its row with the UK over post-Brexit fishing rights and ruled out imposing planned sanctions from midnight as Britain has signaled moving constructively on the fishing licenses.
Iraq announced Monday that it recently paid US$490 million in war reparations to Kuwait.
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