By Muhammed Ikbal Arslan

LEFKOSA, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (AA) – Turkey is sending additional 40,000 doses of coronavirus vaccine to the Turkish Republic Northern Cyprus (TRNC) today, the visiting vice president said on Thursday.

Speaking at a deal-signing ceremony in the capital Lefkosa, Fuat Oktay said Turkey has already delivered 40,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine to the TRNC and provided medical supplies and food aid worth 15.5 million liras ($2.2 million).

Since December 2019, when it first appeared, the pandemic has claimed more than 2.3 million lives in 192 countries and regions.

Over 107.4 million cases have been reported worldwide, with recoveries now above 60.1 million, according to figures compiled by the US’ Johns Hopkins University.

The US, India, and Brazil remain the worst-hit countries in terms of infections.

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