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Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing – October 16, 2020

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

Dilan Pamuk   | 16.10.2020
Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing – October 16, 2020

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 registered 1,693 more coronavirus patients and 1,311 new recoveries over the past 24 hours, the country’s Health Ministry said.

Turkey’s patient count to date now stands at 342,143, with recoveries totaling 299,679, according to the ministry data. Some 116,103 more coronavirus tests were conducted over the past day, raising the total to over 12 million. The death toll from the virus reached 9,080, as 66 more patients died over the past day.

Turkish president refuted early election rumors. He said presidential election will be held on schedule in June 2023. 

Armenia shelling killed 3 in Azerbaijan funeral ceremony, targeting group of civilians during funeral ceremony in Azerbaijani city of Terter, 3 others injured. 

Azerbaijani army liberated 6 more villages from Armenia's occupation: Villages of Arish, Doshulu, Edishe, Dudukchi, Edilli, Chiraguz liberated, said President Ilham Aliyev.

Missiles fired by opposing sides in the Nagorno-Karabakh war hit a district in Iran’s East Azerbaijan province, south of the Azerbaijan-Armenia border, Iranian state media said Thursday. A civilian was injured in the attack. 

Haftar’s militia fired 4 rockets at Libyan army: Warlord Khalifa Haftar’s militia fired four rockets aimed at targeting Libyan troops deployed west of Sirte. No casualties were reported afterwards.

At least 13 Somali soldiers killed by al-Shabaab militants: Locals from Bullow village where attack happened reported hearing heavy gun battle lasting for hours. The soldiers were killed when they were ambushed by al-Shabaab in the agricultural town of Afgoye, security sources said.

Kyrgyzstan's president stepped down amid unrest: Sooronbay Jeenbekov announced resignation after weeks of protests against Oct. 4 parliamentary vote

COVID-19 updates worldwide

Spain saw new coronavirus infections surge Thursday by more than 13,300, 

Italy registered its highest daily toll since the start of the pandemic with 8,804 cases in the past 24 hours.

London’s mayor imposed tougher COVID-19 restrictions in the city. Londoners will be banned from indoor meetings with people from other households, either at homes or in pubs

Germany reported 6,638 new coronavirus infections on Thursday, the highest one-day toll since the pandemic began.

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