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 more than 117.57 million coronavirus vaccine doses since launching a mass immunization campaign in January, according to official figures.

More than 55.66 million people have received their first dose, while over 49.27 million are fully vaccinated, said the Health Ministry.

The ministry also reported 27,824 new cases, while as many as 187 additional patients died from the disease in the past 24 hours.

Turkish officials commemorate Azerbaijan’s first anniversary of the Karabakh war victory.

Eight Iraqi nationals were deported from Turkey after their arrest in an operation against the Daesh terrorist group, also known as ISIS.

A magnitude 5.1 earthquake struck Turkey’s central Konya province.

COVID-19 updates worldwide

More than 7.28 billion coronavirus vaccine doses have been administered worldwide, according to Our World in Data, a tracking website affiliated with Oxford University.

German authorities have started to implement stricter measures against COVID-19 amid an alarming rise in new infections.

New rules entered into force in Belgium that oblige students to wear facial masks in schools in the Wallonia and Flanders regions as part of measures against the coronavirus.

Greece recorded 7,335 new COVID-19 infections in the past 24 hours, marking the highest single-day tally since the beginning of the pandemic.

Other global developments

Azerbaijan celebrated Victory Day on the first anniversary of the liberation of Shusha, which played a crucial role in the fate of the Second Karabakh War, also known as the Patriotic War, leading to the defeat of Armenian forces.

Russian President Vladimir Putin held a phone call with CIA Director William Burns while he was on his two-day visit to Russia last week.

Another bus was set on fire in Northern Ireland, according to local media, as tensions over the Northern Ireland Protocol continue to escalate.

The government of Spain said it rejected the results of Nicaragua’s elections, which were won by incumbent President Daniel Ortega.

Israel has deployed an all-encompassing facial recognition program in the occupied West Bank over the past two years that has catalogued at least thousands of Palestinians in the territory.

At least 26 children were killed when the straw and wood classrooms of their school in southern Niger caught fire.

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