Anadolu Agency’s Morning Briefing – Sept. 6, 2021

Turkey has administered more than 97.14 million coronavirus vaccine doses since launching a mass immunization campaign in January, according to official figures.

More than 49.55 million people have received their first dose, while over 38.28 million are fully vaccinated, said the Health Ministry.

The ministry also reported 19,391 new cases, while as many as 269 additional patients died from the disease in the past 24 hours.

Schools across Turkey are reopening for in-person education five days a week as of Monday with COVID-19 measures in place.

Turkish security forces neutralized at least five PKK terrorists in northern Iraq.

Turkey condemned a "coup attempt" in Guinea and the detention of the country's President Alpha Conde, saying it views recent developments with "deep concern."

COVID-19 updates worldwide

More than 5.46 billion coronavirus vaccine doses have been administered worldwide, according to Our World in Data, a tracking website affiliated with Oxford University.

More than 1.6 million doses of the Moderna coronavirus vaccine will be recalled in Japan because of “foreign substances.”

Latin American countries including Brazil, Mexico, Colombia, Argentina, Chile, Paraguay and Guatemala reported new COVID-19 cases and deaths.

With the death of five more people infected with the Delta variant in Australia, the total virus casualties in the country rose to 1,044.

Other global developments

Guinean forces announced the detention of the country’s president and the dissolution of the government.

Thousands of protesters in Montenegro clashed with riot police in the city of Cetinje, the country’s former capital, over the inauguration ceremony of the new head of the Serbian Orthodox Church.

At least 15 Iraqi police officers were killed in a suspected Daesh/ISIS attack in northern Kirkuk province.

Greece has continued to violate Turkey's airspace, territorial waters, and the status of the demilitarized islands in the Aegean Sea, according to the Turkish National Defense Ministry.

Former South African President Jacob Zuma has been released from prison on medical parole.

Hundreds of people thronged a currency exchange market in the Afghan capital that reopened over the weekend after being shut since the Taliban seized control of Kabul on Aug. 15.

Source: Anadolu Agency