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Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing - May 2, 2021

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

Seda Sevencan   | 02.05.2021
Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing - May 2, 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's coronavirus recovery total has surpassed 4.4 million, according to authorities.

A total of 28,817 cases, including 2,615 symptomatic patients, were confirmed in the past 24 hours, according to the latest Health Ministry data.

Turkey's overall COVID-19 tally is now nearly 4.85 million, while the nationwide death toll rose 373 to 40,504.

As many as 81,302 additional patients won the battle against the virus, the data showed.

More than 47.5 million coronavirus tests have been conducted in Turkey, with 242,194 completed since Friday.

Turkey's foreign minister expressed the country's support for a cease-fire deal between Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan in separate telephone calls to counterparts in the two Central Asian nations.

Turkey condemned a bomb attack in Afghanistan’s eastern Logar province bordering the capital, Kabul.


COVID-19 updates worldwide

More than 1.11 billion doses of vaccines had been administered around the world by the start of May, according to figures from the online resource Our World in Data.

The UK’s South Asian community is at greater risk during the pandemic compared to the country’s other ethnic minorities, a new study revealed.

India recorded 401,993 daily cases, Health Ministry figures show -- a new global record.

The land border between Spain and Portugal reopened for the first time in more than three months.

The move came as Portugal’s government lifted a state of emergency amid an improving COVID-19 situation.


Other global developments

Kyrgyzstan declared a two-day national mourning period for the loss of lives in recent clashes on the border with Tajikistan.

At least 10 people were injured after "dozens of oil tankers were burnt" in Afghanistan.

Israel prevented some Orthodox Christians from attending the Holy Fire ceremony at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem.

A powerful magnitude-6.8 earthquake jolted northeastern Japan, according to the country’s meteorological agency.




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