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Day: May 17, 2020

Turkey’s total recoveries from pandemic near 110,000

May 17, 2020

Turkey’s total number of recoveries from COVID-19 pandemic on Sunday hit 109,962 as 1,825 more patients recovered, while the active cases dropped to 35,333, said the country’s health minister. The death toll from the pandemic rose to 4,140 as the country reported 44 new fatalities over the past 24 hours, Fahrettin Koca said on Twitter, […]

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Turkey assures 70 countries of its tourism safety

May 17, 2020

Turkey started to carry out telephone diplomacy with 70 countries to inform them about the country’s health infrastructure over the pandemic, the culture and tourism minister said Sunday. Turkey in a certification system detailed that the country is a safe place for tourism, regarding measures against COVID-19, said Mehmet Nuri Ersoy in a written statement. […]

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DR Congo: At least 10 die in boat accident

May 17, 2020

At least 10 people died in a leisure boat accident in the South Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of Congo on Sunday, a security officer said. Lt. Pecos Sangara, a security officer in South Kivu, said the ship was carrying 23 people including five crew members, 13 of whom had been rescued by police […]

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Nepal registers its first death from COVID-19

May 17, 2020

Nepal’s Health Ministry on Saturday registered its first death from COVID-19 pandemic. A 29-year-old woman died from the novel coronavirus, the ministry said. She gave birth on May 8 and applied to the hospital she had recently been discharged, and later tested positive for the virus, it added. The hospital where the woman gave birth […]

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N. Cyprus slams EU declaration on E. Mediterranean

May 17, 2020

The premier of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) on Saturday slammed the EU declaration urging Turkey to “respect EU countries’ maritime jurisdiction and sovereignty in territorial waters.” “It is a violation of law and lack of vision that the EU still adopts a pro-Greek Cyprus attitude and ignore the rights of Turkish Cypriot […]

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COVID-19: Kenya closes border with Somalia, Tanzania

May 17, 2020

Kenya closed its borders with Somalia and Tanzania on Saturday because of increased cross-border infections of the coronavirus, President Uhuru Kenyatta said Saturday. Kenyatta said 43 people who recently crossed the border from neighboring Somalia and Tanzania were among diagnosed cases this week “Therefore, in accordance with the advice by the National Emergency Response Committee […]

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Libyan army hits Haftar’s militias air defense system

May 17, 2020

A Libyan military airstrike Saturday destroyed the air defense system of warlord Khalifa Haftar on the Al-Watiya airbase southwest of the capital. The strike destroyed the Russian-made Pantsir type system that was recently supplied by the United Arab Emirates, according to the UN-recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) spokesman Mohammed Qanunu. Al-Watiya is regarded as […]

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Lokomotiv Moscow winger Farfan contracts coronavirus

May 17, 2020

A Lokomotiv Moscow player was infected with the novel coronavirus, the football club said Saturday. “Jefferson Farfan has tested positive for coronavirus. We wish Jeff a speedy recovery! Get better soon!,” it said on Twitter. The 35-year-old Peruvian winger previously played for the Dutch club PSV Eindhoven and Germany’s Schalke 04. Farfan joined Lokomotiv Moscow […]

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