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France reports over 21,000 new COVID-19 cases

France registered 21,825 new novel coronavirus cases, bringing its tally to over 3.9 million, health authorities said Sunday. Another 130 people lost the battle against the virus in the last...

Global herd immunity to take 2-3 years: Chinese expert

ANKARA Global herd immunity against COVID-19 will take two to three years, China’s top respiratory disease expert said. “With the development and marketing of vaccines, it will take at least two...

India may not see a second COVID-19 wave: Expert

NEW DELHI India may not see a second wave of coronavirus cases although there may be small increases in new infections, according to India's leading virologist T. Jacob John. India's graph...

Iran receives first batch of Chinese COVID-19 vaccine

TEHRAN, Iran Iran received the first consignment of the Chinese COVID-19 vaccine Sinopharm on Sunday, as the country surpassed 60,000 deaths from the pandemic. The cargo of 250,000 doses of the...

US: FDA issues emergency use for third COVID-19 vaccine

WASHINGTON The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued emergency use authorization Saturday for Johnson & Johnson's vaccine to fight the coronavirus. The agency said it determined the Janssen vaccine, third...
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Afghanistan begins COVID-19 vaccination drive

KABUL, Afghanistan Afghanistan Tuesday began its first COVID-19 vaccinations following the World Health Organization’s emergency use approval for shots developed by Oxford-AstraZeneca. "This is a great opportunity and a great test...
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Ukraine approves AstraZenca’s COVID-19 vaccine

ANKARA Ukraine has authorized the emergency use of the COVID-19 vaccine jointly developed by Oxford University and AstraZeneca, the country’s Health Ministry said on Tuesday. In a statement, the ministry said...

Nigeria confirms 23 new COVID-19 deaths

ANKARA Nigeria’s health authorities have confirmed 542 new coronavirus cases and 23 fatalities. A total of 152,616 cases have so far been registered in the country, including 129,300 recoveries and 1,862,...

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...

Smoking worsens COVID-19 symptoms

ANKARA COVID-19 patients with a smoking history are likely to experience the disease's symptoms more severely compared to other patients. According to information received by Anadolu Agency from the Health Ministry,...

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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...

Turkey has administered over 65M COVID-19 vaccine shots

ANKARA Turkey has administered more than 65 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines since it launched a mass vaccination campaign in January, according to figures released...

2020 Tokyo Olympics officially starts with opening ceremony

ANKARA The Olympic Games started with the opening ceremony in a near-empty National Stadium in the Japanese capital Tokyo in the shadow of COVID-19 on...

Afghanistan recalls ambassador from Pakistan over kidnapping incident

KABUL, Afghanistan Afghanistan recalled its ambassador from Pakistan days after the envoy's daughter was abducted and “severely tortured” in the capital Islamabad, Afghan officials...

Army retakes town from al-Shabaab terrorists in central Somalia

MOGADISHU, Somalia Somali security forces on Sunday retook a town in the country’s central Mudug region from terrorist group al-Shabaab, officials said. "The Gorgor commandos of...