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Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing - Sept. 13, 2021

Daily briefing on novel coronavirus pandemic worldwide, Turkey, other developments

Gözde Bayar   | 13.09.2021
Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing - Sept. 13, 2021

ANKARA

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

Turkey has administered more than 101.74 million coronavirus vaccine jabs since the country launched an immunization campaign in January, according to official figures.

Over 51.53 million people received their first doses, while more than 40.3 million are fully vaccinated, the Health Ministry said.

Data showed that 83.03% of the country's adult population has received at least one dose of a two-shot vaccine.

Turkey has also given third booster shots to over 9.41 million people. The ministry also reported 21,352 new infections, with 243 additional deaths from the disease in the past 24 hours.

Trials of Turkey’s domestic COVID-19 vaccine will also be conducted in Kyrgyzstan, according to the Turkish vice president.

The international community is showing “better support” for the safe return of refugees to their countries of origin, said Turkey’s foreign minister.

COVID-19 updates worldwide

The British government has dropped plans to introduce vaccine passports for access to nightclubs and large events in England, according to a top official.

Nationwide in-person academic activities at schools and colleges in Bangladesh resumed after a nearly 18-month impasse due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Other global developments

Iran allowed the UN nuclear watchdog to “service” the surveillance cameras installed at the country’s nuclear sites in a bid to ease concerns over its nuclear activities.

Joint military drills between Turkey, Azerbaijan and Pakistan started in Baku on Sunday, the first such drills between the three countries.

The Israeli Magistrate's Court in the northern city of Nazareth extended the detention of four Palestinian inmates who were recaptured after escaping from a high-security prison earlier this week until Sept. 19, according to Israeli media.

A documentary about Bosnian sculptor Adis Fejzic and his work on monumental medieval tombstones of Bosnia and Herzegovina premiered at the Al Jazeera Balkans Documentary (AJB DOC) Film Festival.

McLaren's Australian driver Daniel Ricciardo was the victor in Sunday's Italian Grand Prix held in Monza.

Russian tennis player Daniil Medvedev won the men's singles title at the 2021 US Open, beating Serbian top-seed Novak Djokovic in straight sets.

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