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US: Fauci says 'open season' by April for vaccinations

ANKARA The US' leading infectious disease expert predicted Thursday that by April it will be "open season" for coronavirus vaccinations in the country, when all groups will able to receive...

UK authorizes Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine

ANKARA Britain’s drug regulator on Wednesday approved the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine for use in the UK, according to an official statement. Starting today the National Health Service “will prioritise giving the...

COVID-19 deaths eclipse 1.1 million worldwide

WASHINGTON Over 1.1 million people have died worldwide after contracting the novel coronavirus, according to Johns Hopkins University data released Friday.  The grim milestone comes as the US-based university's running tally...

Virus will not be last pandemic or health crisis: WHO

GENEVA The World Health Organization (WHO) chief warned Monday that COVID-19 is a harbinger of future global health emergencies, and called for political and financial investments to prevent pandemics. "This will...

Amid Oxford snag, Chinese vaccines in spotlight

ANKARA With the Oxford vaccine trials in seemingly choppy waters, at least three Chinese companies have unveiled their COVID-19 vaccines. China National Biotec Group (CNBG) and Sinovac Biotech displayed their vaccines...

Face masks: Fashionable addition or vital accessory?

PARIS The coronavirus pandemic has made the face mask a staple of our everyday wardrobe; what was once reserved for surgeons and laborers is now an item we don as...

Russia aims mass COVID-19 vaccination from October

MOSCOW Russia is preparing to start a mass vaccination campaign against the novel coronavirus from October, the country's health minister said on Saturday. The vaccination will be free of charge, and...

COVID-19 vaccine trials give hope

ANKARA The results of two phase COVID-19 vaccine trials published earlier this week are very encouraging and promising, according to a Turkish medical expert. “While vaccination studies continue intensely with great...

WHO suspends hydroxychloroquine trial for second time

By Bayram Altug GENEVA The World Health Organization (WHO) said Saturday it stopped a clinical trial of the anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine to treat coronavirus patients. “WHO today accepted the recommendation from the...

Early hydroxychloroquine helps virus patients: Study

ANKARA Controversial antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine, which is touted by some world leaders and roundly rejected by others, has helped reduce coronavirus mortalities in hospitalized patients, according to a retrospective study...

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Turkey strongly condemns Israeli air raids on Gaza Strip

ANKARA Turkey on Tuesday strongly condemned Israel’s ongoing air strikes on the Gaza Strip, which have killed dozens of civilians, including children, in the besieged...

Turkey reiterates call on Israel to end attacks on Palestinians

ANKARA Turkey on Monday reiterated its call on Israel to end its violent attacks on Palestinians in Jerusalem amid recent Israeli police attacks on...

Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing – May 10, 2021

ANKARA 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...

Turkey reports just over 15,000 daily cases

ANKARA The downward trend in the number of daily cases in Turkey continued on Sunday as the country reported just over 15,000 new coronavirus cases,...

Turkey’s Erdogan issues message on Europe Day

ANKARA  Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday issued a message on the occasion of Europe Day, which "celebrates peace and unity in Europe" on...