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India: Daily virus cases breach 20,000 mark for 1st time

NEW DELHI  Daily coronavirus cases in India hit a record high on Friday, breaching the 20,000 mark for the first time since the country’s first cases in January. With 20,903 new...

India’s 1st COVID-19 vaccine gets human trial approval

NEW DELHI, India India’s first COVID-19 vaccine got the approval for human trials from the country’s drug regulator, as number of coronavirus-related cases and deaths continues upward, a drug company...

Russia confirms under 7,000 virus cases for 2nd day

MOSCOW  The daily coronavirus cases in Russia on Saturday remained below 7,000 for the second day in a row. Over the past day, 6,852 new cases were confirmed in the country,...

PROFILE – 11 years since passing of pop legend Michael Jackson

ANKARA Pop sensation and global icon Michael Jackson is being remembered on Thursday, 11 years after his death, for his significant contribution to culture in the 20th century. Also known for...

Turkish troupe set for drive-in performance in Istanbul

ISTANBUL  As Turkey moves toward normalcy after the coronavirus outbreak, the country’s entertainment industry is slowly starting to organize events in line with hygiene and safety rules. One upcoming event will...

COVID-19: Turkey repatriates nationals from Uganda

JOHANNESBURG The Turkish government has repatriated 49 of its citizens who had been stranded in Uganda after air traffic was shut to slow the coronavirus pandemic. “A Turkish Airlines flight carrying...

Ethiopia launches COVID-19 antibody testing

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia Ethiopia on Monday launched nationwide testing for antibodies to the novel coronavirus.  The testing campaign to check infection rates and levels of immunity to the virus lasts through...

Coronavirus cases, deaths on rise in E. Europe, Asia

BAKU Cases of the novel coronavirus and COVID-19-related fatalities continued to rise across Eastern Europe and Asia on Monday.  Ukraine Ukraine reported 681 new cases in the last 24 hours, bringing the...

Japan: Consortium working on ‘inexpensive’ virus test

ANKARA  A consortium of three universities and a pharma company in Japan will work to commercialize an inexpensive test method for COVID-19. Shionogi & Co., a Japanese pharma company signed a...

Russia reports lowest COVID-19 daily toll since May 25

MOSCOW Russia reported on Monday the lowest number of daily coronavirus fatalities since May 25. For the first time in June, this indicator has plummeted below 100, with 95 deaths registered...

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On Liberation Day, Rwanda vows to defeat COVID-19

KIGALI, Rwanda Rwanda’s president on Saturday marked the country’s 26th Liberation Day with a pledge to defeat the coronavirus pandemic, urging citizens to stand together...

Tourists enjoy healthy, safe vacation in Turkey

ANTALYA As Turkey has taken a full slate of measures to ensure the safety of local and international tourists amid the coronavirus outbreak, visitors are...

1,200+ recover from COVID-19 in 24 hours: Turkish health minister

ANKARA More than 1,200 people recovered from the novel coronavirus in Turkey over the past 24 hours, said the country's health minister on Saturday. Fahrettin Koca...

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