Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing - March 8, 2021
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
The total number of cases in the country passed 2.78 million, while the nationwide death toll reached 29,030 with 65 fatalities over the past day.
As many as 7,785 more patients in the country won the battle against the virus, bringing the total number of recoveries to over 2.62 million.
Other global developments
Two members of the National League for Democracy (NLD), the party of ousted State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi, were allegedly killed by Myanmar's security forces during a night-long detention, family members said.
Pope Francis visited Erbil, the capital of northern Iraq’s Kurdish region, as part of his current visit to the Arab country.
Also, Pope Francis on Sunday led a prayer service for the victims of war in Iraq’s northern city of Mosul, once held by the Daesh/ISIS terror group.
Nigel Farage, the UK’s most outspoken Eurosceptic, announced that he is stepping down from frontline party politics, having achieved what he says is his “life’s work.”
French parliamentarian and billionaire Olivier Dassault was killed Sunday in a helicopter crash while flying over the Calvados department of the Normandy region in northern France.
The detention order of Senegal's opposition leader Ousmane Sonko has been lifted, one of his lawyers said.
- COVID-19 updates worldwide
France registered 21,825 new novel coronavirus cases, bringing its tally to over 3.9 million, health authorities said.
All eligible Nigerians must enlist for COVID-19 vaccinations, the country’s president has said after receiving the first dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine live on television.Anadolu Agency website contains only a portion of the news stories offered to subscribers in the AA News Broadcasting System (HAS), and in summarized form. Please contact us for subscription options.