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Turkey confirms 5th coronavirus case

ANKARA  Turkey confirmed three more coronavirus cases on Friday, raising the tally to five. "After our first two cases, we confirmed three new cases who came in contact with them and...

Russia, Turkey discuss creation of COVID-19 vaccine

MOSCOW Russia and Turkey discussed on Friday a joint work on the development of a vaccine against the novel coronavirus and diagnostic products to detect the infection at early stages. Russian...

Iran records more virus deaths, toll nears 5,900

ISTANBUL  The death toll in Iran from the coronavirus surged to 5,877 as 71 new deaths were reported, state media said on Tuesday. A total of 1,112 more people tested positive...

Confirmed global coronavirus cases tops 100,000

ANKARA After emerging in Wuhan, China last December, the number of people infected by the novel coronavirus reportedly topped 100,000 people worldwide on Saturday.    Worldometer, a website which compiles new...

Virus cases among Pakistan's medical workers increase

LAHORE, Pakistan More than 440 health care workers have tested positive for COVID-19 in Pakistan and eight have died so far, as per latest data shared by authorities. Figures updated on...

Virus review at WHO body said to have majority support

ANKARA Australia said on Monday that 116 nations in the 194-member World Health Organization (WHO) have supported its motion for "evaluation" of the COVID-19 pandemic, local media reported. “Initiate, at the...

North Korea closes border with China amid mystery virus

ANKARA North Korea temporarily stopped the entry of foreign tourists into the country amid the recent outbreak of the fatal coronavirus in China, according to local media.  "North Korea will block...

Russia reports less than 7,000 cases for 8th day in row

MOSCOW Russia on Friday reported less than 7,000 new coronavirus for the eight consecutive day. A total of 6,718 cases were reported over the past 24 hours, raising the tally to...

Rwanda in lockdown to contain coronavirus

KIGALI, Rwanda Rwanda Saturday announced a two-week lockdown in a bid to stem the spread of coronavirus, banning unnecessary movement of residents within the Central African country and closing its...

Shops reopen in Spain as country sees 164 new deaths

OVIEDO, Spain  Spain on Monday registered 164 more deaths from the coronavirus, a relatively low number on the day when the country allowed reopening of some businesses, bringing the official...

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Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing – July 13, 2020

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...

Turkish police arrest 75 for selling drugs in Istanbul

ISTANBUL A total of 75 people were arrested early Monday for selling drugs in Turkey’s metropolitan city of Istanbul. Anti-drug police squads carried out an operation...

5.5-magnitude earthquake strikes western Indonesia

JAKARTA A magnitude 5.5 earthquake jolted Indonesia’s western province of Aceh early Monday, according to the country's Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysical Agency (BMKG). The quake’s epicenter...

Ghana reports nearly 700 new coronavirus cases

ABUJA, Nigeria Ghana reported 692 new coronavirus cases over the past day, bringing the country’s total to 24,518, local authorities said Sunday. Ghana Health Services said...

South Africa extends COVID-19 measures for a month

ABUJA, Nigeria South Africa extended measures to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus Sunday as the number of cases in the country continued to...

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