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COVID-19 vaccine trials give hope

ANKARA The results of two phase COVID-19 vaccine trials published earlier this week are very encouraging and promising, according to a Turkish medical expert. “While vaccination studies continue intensely with great...

Coronavirus cases in Nigeria near 39,000

ANKARA  Nigeria has reported 604 new confirmed cases of the coronavirus, with 20 more deaths over the past 24 hours. The death toll in the country has reached 833, while the...

Oman, UAE report new virus deaths

ANKARA Oman and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) confirmed additional fatalities due to the coronavirus pandemic on Sunday. The Omani Health Ministry said ten people had died from COVID-19, while 1,157...

South Africa reports 13,373 new virus cases, 135 deaths

Total of 337,594 people in country infected with COVID-19, death toll rises to 4,804 JOHANNESBURG  South Africa is now the sixth worst-hit country in the world in terms of coronavirus cases. ...

Latin America, Caribbean 2nd worst-hit region by virus

BOGOTA, Colombia  Latin America and the Caribbean became the world’s second most affected region behind Europe by the coronavirus Monday in the number of deaths.    The death toll in the...

UK opts out of EU coronavirus vaccine scheme

LONDON The UK has opted out of the European Union’s coronavirus vaccine scheme, local media reported on Friday. The EU’s €2 billion scheme is set to purchase vaccines in advance and...

State structure, principles to be reshaped by COVID-19

ANKARA  The COVID-19 pandemic has created a number of challenges for countries the world over as they have been forced to adopt new measures to ensure not only the health...

Coronavirus: Recoveries in Russia cross 450,000 mark

MOSCOW Recoveries from the novel coronavirus in Russia exceeded 450,000 on Monday as the nation dropped under the world's top three countries with the most COVID-19 cases. According to its emergency...

WHO suspends hydroxychloroquine trial for second time

By Bayram Altug GENEVA The World Health Organization (WHO) said Saturday it stopped a clinical trial of the anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine to treat coronavirus patients. “WHO today accepted the recommendation from the...

Early hydroxychloroquine helps virus patients: Study

ANKARA Controversial antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine, which is touted by some world leaders and roundly rejected by others, has helped reduce coronavirus mortalities in hospitalized patients, according to a retrospective study...

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LEFKOSA, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus The Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) acts in accordance with Turkey in defending its rights in the Eastern...

F1 driver Sergio Perez tests negative for coronavirus

ANKARA Mexican Formula 1 driver Sergio Perez tested negative for the coronavirus on Thursday. "CONFIRMED: We're pleased to share the news that @SChecoPerez has tested negative...

At least 3 terrorists neutralized in Turkey's southeast

ANKARA At least three terrorists were neutralized in an air-backed domestic anti-terror operation in southeastern Turkey, authorities announced Thursday. The Interior Ministry said in a statement...

China renews tariff on optical fiber imports from India

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Robot sales to reach 1M units in 2020

ISTANBUL Robot sales are expected to boom in 2020, estimated to reach 1 million units, the director of the global audit and consulting firm Deloitte's...