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World 15 Jan 2021 | 4:25 AM

Roundup: Turkish president, Jordanian king receive COVID-19 vaccine; Iraq bans citizens from traveling to 20 countries with new coronavirus variant

CAIRO, Jan. 14 (Xinhua) -- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Jordan's King Abdullah II on Thursday received the COVID-19 vaccine, respectively. Meanwhile, Iraq announced a ban on its citizens from travelling to 20 countries where a new coronavirus variant was found.

World 15 Jan 2021 | 12:52 AM

Iraq reports 770 new COVID-19 cases, 606,186 in total

BAGHDAD, Jan. 14 (Xinhua) -- The Iraqi Ministry of Health reported on Thursday 770 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total nationwide number to 606,186.

Philippines 15 Jan 2021 | 7:00 AM

Manila tightening border

THE Philippines is tightening its border after the first case of a variant of the coronavirus, which is more transmissible, was detected in the country, health officials said.

World 14 Jan 2021 | 4:29 AM

France reports 23,852 new COVID-19 cases, 229 deaths

PARIS, Jan. 13 (Xinhua) -- France on Wednesday confirmed 23,852 infections with COVID-19 over the past 24 hours, the biggest one-day tally since Jan. 6, as more infectious variants circulate, posing growing risk of the epidemic rebound, health authorities data showed.

World 14 Jan 2021 | 4:02 AM

Roundup: Jordan starts nationwide COVID-19 vaccination campaign; Iran's total tally surpasses 1.3 mln

CAIRO, Jan. 13 (Xinhua) -- Jordan on Wednesday commenced a nationwide COVID-19 vaccination campaign with the priority for vulnerable groups and frontline health workers. Meanwhile, Iran's tally of COVID-19 infections surpassed 1.3 million after more than 6,000 new cases were added.