Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing - May 2, 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
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 condemned a bomb attack in Afghanistan’s eastern Logar province bordering the capital, Kabul.
COVID-19 updates worldwide
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 move came as Portugal’s government lifted a state of emergency amid an improving COVID-19 situation.
Other global developments
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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