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EU drugs regulator recommends Moderna vaccine for children 12-17

ANKARA The European Medicine Agency (EMA) on Friday authorized the US' Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine for use in children aged 12-17. The EMA "has recommended granting an extension of indication for the...

Turkey administers over 842,500 COVID-19 vaccine jabs over past 24 hours

ANKARA Turkey administered a total of 842,570 COVID-19 vaccine shots over the past day, according to official figures released on Thursday. Since it launched the vaccination drive in January, the country...

COVAX calls for equal recognition of WHO-approved vaccines

GENEVA The COVAX facility on Thursday urged all government authorities to recognize as fully vaccinated all people receiving COVID-19 doses deemed safe and effective by the World Health Organization (WHO). This...

Turkish health minister urges vaccination for families of health staff

GENEVA Turkey's health minister on Monday urged the world to vaccinate the families of healthcare workers against coronavirus, as the UN health agency said the pandemic has killed at least...

Over 1.45B coronavirus vaccine shots given across world

ANKARA More than 1.45 billion coronavirus vaccine shots have so far been given worldwide, figures by the Our World in Data showed on Sunday. China is the most vaccinated country with...

India registers 4,077 daily coronavirus deaths

NEW DELHI India registered 4,077 new coronavirus deaths and 311, 170 new infections Sunday, Health Ministry data shows. It said total cases stand at 24.68 million, while virus-linked deaths is at...

Pfizer/BioNTech seeks EU jab approval for ages 12-15

ANKARA Pfizer/BioNTech on Friday applied to the European Medicines Agency, EU's drug regulatory authority, for emergency use approval for its COVID-19 vaccine in children aged 12 to 15. “This submission is...

Only 0.2% of vaccines go to low-income states: WHO

GENEVA Low-income countries have only received 0.2% of COVID-19 vaccines, the World Health Organization chief said Friday, pointing to a "shocking imbalance" worldwide aggravated by bilateral pharma deals that...

AstraZeneca jab has plausible link to blood clots: WHO

GENEVA A “causal relationship” of rare cases of blood clots following the use of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine is “plausible” but “not confirmed,” the World Health Organization (WHO) said Wednesday. The...

Pfizer, BioNTech say vaccine protects for 6 months

ANKARA The US drugmaker Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech announced Thursday that their coronavirus vaccine is effective up to six months after the second dose. The pivotal Phase 3 study...

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Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing – Aug 3, 2021

ANKARA  Anadolu Agency is here with a rundown of the latest developments in Turkey, around the world and the coronavirus pandemic. - Developments in Turkey, coronavirus...

Lebanese authorities 'obstructing justice' in Beirut port probes: Amnesty

BEIRUT Rights watchdog Amnesty International said Monday that Lebanese authorities are "obstructing" justice in the investigations into the massive explosion in the port of Beirut...

White House pleads with states to prevent evictions

CHICAGO, US The White House implored state and local governments Monday to use their financial and legal authority to prevent renters from being evicted now...

Turkish president praises his Croatian counterpart for solidarity amid wildfires

By Zafer Fatih Beyaz ANKARA (AA) – In a phone call Monday, the Turkish and Croatian presidents discussed the challenges of wildfires in addition to...

Tunisian president sacks 2 more ministers

TUNIS, Tunisia A week after dismissing the government, Tunisia’s President  Kais Saied on Monday issued presidential orders to sack and replace two more ministers. According to...