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Iran's coronavirus death toll rises 47 to 6,203

TEHRAN Iran confirmed 47 more fatalities from coronavirus on Sunday, bringing the nationwide death toll to 6,203, according to the official IRNA news agency. Health Ministry spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour said 976...

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...

UN: 70 COVID-19 cases within peacekeeping force in Mali

ANKARA Seventy members of the UN peacekeeping force in Mali have been infected with the novel coronavirus since the first case was detected in the country in March, according to...

Turkey sends medical aid to Serbia

BELGRADE, Serbia A truck carrying medical supplies reached Serbia on Friday from Turkey. The aid will help the country combat the coronavirus pandemic. The supplies were sent by Turkey's Health Ministry and...

China's coronavirus poses no possible threat to Turkey

ANKARA The coronavirus originating in Wuhan, China is not of any particular risk to Turkey, the country's Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said on Wednesday.  Turkish authorities will quarantine infected patients from...

Global coronavirus infections exceed 1.9M

ANKARA The global coronavirus cases surpassed 1.9 million on Monday, according to a running tally by U.S.-based Johns Hopkins University. The Hopkins data showed that the global number of deaths reached...

WHO launches foundation to expand funding

GENEVA The World Health Organization on Wednesday launched a foundation to independently expand its funding.  Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the head of the UN health agency, said the WHO Foundation is...

Turkey: Coronavirus death toll hits 1,101

ANKARA Turkey on Saturday reported 95 more deaths from the novel coronavirus in the country over the past 24 hours, bringing the death toll to 1,101. The total number of confirmed...

WHO calls emergency meet as China reports 1 more death

ANKARA The World Health Organization (WHO) has called for an emergency meeting to be held on Wednesday on the outbreak of coronavirus in China.  The step comes after China reported one...

Turkey at high risk for coronavirus: Health minister

ANKARA  The possibility of coronavirus reaching Turkey is very high although no cases were reported so far, the country's health minister said Tuesday. "The possibility of this epidemic in Turkey is...

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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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