Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing – August 26, 2020
Daily briefing on novel coronavirus pandemic worldwide, Turkey, other developments
Anadolu Agency is here with a rundown of the latest developments on the coronavirus pandemic and other news in Turkey and around the world.
Coronavirus and other developments in Turkey
In a tweet, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said 887 more patients had recovered from COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, pushing the overall number to 238,795.
At a joint news conference, Cavusoglu warned Greece against taking missteps in the Eastern Mediterranean, saying Turkey is ready to do "whatever is necessary" to protect its legitimate interests in the region.
Maas, for his part, underlined that escalation in the Eastern Mediterranean helps no one -- not the EU, Turkey or Greece.
At least 172 people stranded by floods in Turkey’s Black Sea region were rescued, the nation’s disaster response agency said Tuesday. Eight people died and 12 were injured due to the heavy flooding Monday in Giresun province.
COVID-19 updates worldwide
Spain saw another surge in COVID-19 cases with 7,117 more positive tests. Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez announced that the army would offer to help regions falling behind on contact tracing.
The number of coronavirus cases in Southeast Asian countries climbed to 426,080, including 10,142 fatalities and 313,404 recoveries.
Coronavirus cases in Africa are now close to 1.2 million and the death toll on the continent is nearing 28,000.
Coronavirus cases and fatalities also continued to rise across Eurasian and Central Asian countries.
Since originating in Wuhan, China last December, the coronavirus pandemic has claimed more than 818,000 lives in 188 countries and regions. The US, Brazil, India and Russia are currently the worst-hit countries.
Over 23.8 million COVID-19 cases have been reported worldwide, with recoveries exceeding 15.4 million, according to data from US-based Johns Hopkins University.
Other global developments
Some were on board when the boat sunk off the island of Halki, about 6 kilometers (4 miles) west of Rhodes, near southwestern Turkey.
Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh’s crammed camps commemorated the third anniversary of genocide with silent prayers in tents due to the coronavirus pandemic and the host country’s embargo on gathering at camps.
A two-day hearing for former Bosnian Serb Commander Ratko Mladic's appeal against his genocide conviction began.
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