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Turkey reports nearly 26K new coronavirus cases

Turkey reports nearly 26K new coronavirus cases

May 3, 2021, 11:08 am

ANKARA – Turkey reported nearly 26,000 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, the Health Ministry said. A total of 25,980 infections, including 2,587 symptomatic patients, were confirmed in the last 24 hours. Turkey’s overall Covid-19 tally is now over 4.87 million, while the nationwide death toll… Read More

India Covid-19 cases now 19.5M after 392K new infections

India Covid-19 cases now 19.5M after 392K new infections

May 2, 2021, 7:17 pm

NEW DELHI – India on Sunday recorded more than 392,000 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, official figures reveal. A total of 392,488 cases were registered taking the total to 19.5 million. With a record 3,689 deaths in the last 24 hours, the total virus-linked deaths stand at 215,542,… Read More

Russia’s 8.6K new Covid-19 cases raise total count to 4.8M

Russia’s 8.6K new Covid-19 cases raise total count to 4.8M

May 2, 2021, 6:54 pm

MOSCOW – Russia confirmed 8,697 Covid-19 cases over the past day, reaching 4,823,255, the anti-coronavirus crisis center told reporters on Sunday. In relative terms, the growth rate stood at 0.18 percent. The lowest growth rates were registered over the past day in the Jewish Autonomous Region,… Read More

Global Covid-19 cases hit 150-million mark: WHO

Global Covid-19 cases hit 150-million mark: WHO

May 2, 2021, 2:53 pm

GENEVA – The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the world exceeded 150.98 million, an increase of more than 870,000 per day. According to the data published on Saturday by the World Health Organization (WHO), the number of deaths increased by more than 14,600, exceeding 3.17 million. As of… Read More

India widens vax drive amid supply shortage, rising Covid cases

India widens vax drive amid supply shortage, rising Covid cases

May 2, 2021, 2:51 pm

NEW DELHI – Amid a serious supply crisis, India on Saturday launched a nationwide drive to vaccinate all people aged 18 and above. The campaign to vaccinate all adults was started on a day that saw India become the first country in the world to report more than 400,000 coronavirus cases in 24… Read More

Over 1.11B Covid-19 vaccine shots given worldwide

Over 1.11B Covid-19 vaccine shots given worldwide

May 2, 2021, 11:58 am

ANKARA – Over 1.11 billion doses of Covid-19 vaccines had been administered around the world by the start of May, according to figures from the online resource Our World in Data. With 253.46 million jabs, China is the country where the greatest number of vaccine shots have been given to date. It… Read More

Russia hit by one-day tally of over 9K Covid-19 cases

Russia hit by one-day tally of over 9K Covid-19 cases

May 1, 2021, 6:52 pm

MOSCOW – Russia confirmed 9,270 Covid-19 cases over the past day, bringing the total case tally to 4,814,558, the anti-coronavirus crisis center told reporters on Saturday. In relative terms, the growth rate reached 0.19 percent. Over the past day, 737 Covid-19 cases were confirmed in St.… Read More

31.8K new Covid-19 cases raise Turkey total to 4.8 million

31.8K new Covid-19 cases raise Turkey total to 4.8 million

May 1, 2021, 6:10 pm

ANKARA – Turkey on Friday reported 31,891 new Covid-19 cases, including 2,673 symptomatic patients, raising the total number in the country to 4,820,591, according to its health ministry. The death toll from the virus in Turkey rose by 394 to 40,131, while the total recoveries climbed to… Read More

Australia bans travelers from India

Australia bans travelers from India

May 1, 2021, 6:06 pm

ANKARA – Any traveler from India who enters Australia will face up to five years in jail and heavy fines for violating a travel ban taking effect on Monday, the government said Saturday. “The government does not make these decisions lightly,” Australian Health Minister Greg Hunt said in a… Read More

6.8 quake jolts Japan’s Miyagi prefecture

6.8 quake jolts Japan’s Miyagi prefecture

May 1, 2021, 3:47 pm

TOKYO – A powerful 6.8 magnitude earthquake jolted northeastern Japan on Saturday, the country’s meteorological agency said. The quake occurred off the coast of Miyagi prefecture at 10:27 a.m. local time (0127GMT) at a depth of 51 km., according to the agency. Authorities did not issue a… Read More

India tallies global record 400.9K new Covid-19 cases

India tallies global record 400.9K new Covid-19 cases

May 1, 2021, 2:36 pm

NEW DELHI – India on Saturday recorded 401,993 daily cases, Health Ministry figures show – a new global record. The ministry said the overall coronavirus mark has surpassed 19 million, while the death toll stands at 211,853, including 3,523 new fatalities. India has added more than 300,000… Read More

WHO lists Moderna as 5th Covid-19 shot for emergency use

WHO lists Moderna as 5th Covid-19 shot for emergency use

May 1, 2021, 1:22 pm

GENEVA – The World Health Organization (WHO) has listed the Moderna vaccine for emergency use for the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) -- the fifth injection to receive emergency validation from the UN agency. "One of the things done under the process is to review how the manufacturing is… Read More

Int'l assistance continues as India sees record new Covid cases

Int'l assistance continues as India sees record new Covid cases

April 30, 2021, 2:31 pm

BEIJING – India has been facing a deteriorating Covid-19 situation, as the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday that India alone accounted for 38 percent of global case growth last week. The country also reported a 93 percent week-on-week increase in the number of… Read More

European nations grapple with lockdowns, restrictions

European nations grapple with lockdowns, restrictions

April 30, 2021, 1:27 pm

MADRID – Europe continues to struggle with the coronavirus pandemic, which has completely changed the natural flow of life on the continent. The effects of Covid-19 first manifested themselves with the cancellation of indoor activities and the closure of restaurants, bars, and cafes. In time,… Read More

Brazil Covid-19 death toll exceeds 400K

Brazil Covid-19 death toll exceeds 400K

April 30, 2021, 1:25 pm

BUENOS AIRES – Brazil’s coronavirus death toll has surpassed 400,000, authorities said Thursday. Second only to the US in terms of Covid-19 fatalities, the country registered 3,001 deaths and nearly 70,000 cases in the past 24 hours. The country’s death toll from the virus rose to 401,186… Read More

Americans advised to leave, avoid virus-ravaged India

Americans advised to leave, avoid virus-ravaged India

April 30, 2021, 1:21 pm

ANKARA – The US urged Americans not to go to India “or leave as soon as it is safe to do so" as the coronavirus crisis there deepens. "New cases and deaths from COVID-19 have risen sharply throughout India to record levels. COVID-19 testing infrastructure is reportedly constrained in many… Read More

44 dead in Israel after stand in religious holiday collapses

44 dead in Israel after stand in religious holiday collapses

April 30, 2021, 1:19 pm

MOSCOW – At least 44 people have died after a stand collapsed during the celebration of the Lag B’Omer holiday at Mount Meron located near the city of Safed in north Israel, The Jerusalem Post reported on Friday, citing medical services. According to the newspaper, more than 100 people were… Read More

Brazil reports over 3.1K new Covid-19 deaths

Brazil reports over 3.1K new Covid-19 deaths

April 29, 2021, 3:30 pm

BUENOS AIRES – Brazil registered 3,163 coronavirus deaths and nearly 80,000 cases in the past 24 hours, authorities said Wednesday. The country’s death toll from the virus rose to 398,185. The Health Ministry confirmed 79,726 new infections, taking the overall count to more than 14.5 million.… Read More

India's daily Covid-19 cases rise to record 379,257

India's daily Covid-19 cases rise to record 379,257

April 29, 2021, 3:20 pm

NEW DELHI – India marked a new high in coronavirus cases on Thursday, registering a staggering 379,257 new infections in the last 24 hours. The Health Ministry said that overall cases have now reached 18.3 million, while the death toll stood at 204,832, including 3,645 new fatalities. India has… Read More

UN helping India fight Covid-19: spokesman

UN helping India fight Covid-19: spokesman

April 29, 2021, 10:37 am

UNITED NATIONS – The United Nations is helping India in its uphill battle against Covid-19, said a UN spokesman on Wednesday. The UN team in India, led by Resident Coordinator Renata Lok-Dessallien, is supporting the authorities' response to the pandemic by providing equipment and supplies,… Read More