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Over 230,000 health workers infected with virus: Study

GENEVA More than 230,000 health workers have so far contracted the novel coronavirus globally, while over 600 nurses have died due to the virus, the International Council of Nurses (ICN)...

Italy's virus tracing app Immuni gets good reception

ROME Italy’s mobile tracing application Immuni -- chosen by the government to help contain coronavirus' contagions -- was launched on Tuesday with half a million downloads, registering a strong response...

Iraq's Kirkuk sees surge in coronavirus cases

KIRKUK As many as 48 new coronavirus cases were registered in Iraq's Kirkuk region over the last 24 hours, a sudden surge in infections, authorities said. "The fact that children are...

Yemen's Houthis announce mobilization to fight COVID-19

SANA'A, Yemen  Yemen’s Houthi rebel group announced a comprehensive mobilization Tuesday to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus in regions under its control.     According to the Houthi movement’s Al...

Colombia's coronavirus death toll surpasses 1,000 mark

ANKARA  The number of people in Colombia who have died from the novel coronavirus has surpassed the 1,000 mark, according to data released Tuesday by the Health Ministry.    Colombian officials...

Arab countries report new coronavirus cases, deaths

ISTANBUL  Egypt, Algeria and Morocco confirmed new cases and deaths from the novel coronavirus Tuesday while Bahrain also reported more infections.   Egyptian officials said 47 more people had died from the...

WHO warns Latin America is new ‘red zone’ for COVID-19

BOGOTA, Colombia  The World Health Organization (WHO) said this week that Latin America has become the "red zone" of coronavirus transmissions in the world and that solidarity and support is...

Turkish family evacuated from Egypt for virus treatment

TEKIRDAG, Turkey Turkey on Tuesday evacuated an expatriate family, with one of the members infected by the coronavirus, from Egypt after their call for help on social media. A Turkish air...

Turkey, Russia agree to develop COVID-19 vaccine

ANKARA  Turkey and Russia agreed Tuesday to cooperate to develop vaccine against the novel coronavirus and conduct joint clinical trials. The Turkish Health Ministry said in a statement that Health Minister...

Israel: Highest daily spike in virus cases since May 1

JERUSALEM Israel on Tuesday recorded its highest number of coronavirus infections in a single day since the beginning of May with 116, raising its total to 17,285, according health officials. It...

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Turkey, EU share ‘strategic interests, goals’

ANKARA Turkey shares many of the European Union's strategic interests and goals, the Turkish foreign minister said. "As a candidate for EU membership, Turkey shares many...

'50,000 S. Africans could die of COVID-19 this year'

JOHANNESBURG South Africa's president has advised the public to follow COVID-19 measures seriously as scientists predict the virus could kill up to 50,000 people in...

Iran says no ‘operational restrictions’ on nuke program

TEHRAN Iran does not face any “operational restrictions” on its nuclear program, the country’s foreign ministry said on Monday on the 5th anniversary of a...

Turkish charity sends 37 truckloads of aid to N.Syria

HATAY, Turkey A Turkish charity sent 37 truckloads of humanitarian aid to Idlib, northwestern Syria, during the last week, an official said on Monday. Selim Tosun,...

Russia: Daily virus cases above 6,000 for 3rd week

MOSCOW Daily cases of coronavirus infection in Russia has remained above 6,000 for the third week in a row, an official report revealed on Monday. Another...

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