healthcare in the East

Iran creates spray against coronavirus

Iran has unveiled its first homemade anti-COVID spray, the state-run IRNA news agency reported on Thursday. According to the media outlet, the solution can be sprayed on protective masks and clothes to neutralise the virus. …

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Coronavirus lockdown starts in Turkey

A 17-day lockdown began in Turkey on Thursday evening to stem the spread of coronavirus. Last week, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced a full lockdown starting from Thursday 7 p.m. until 5 a.m. on May 17. As part …

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India registers record 3,645 COVID-19 deaths in a day

 India saw a record single day rise of 3,79,257 new coronavirus infections pushing the overall count to 1,83,76,524, according to the Union health ministry data updated on Thursday. The toll increased to 2,04,832 with a …

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COVID-19 death toll in Iran exceeds 70,000

The Iranian health ministry reported on Monday 496 more COVID-19 deaths, the highest figure registered in Iran since the beginning of the pandemic, which has already claimed 70,070 lives in the country. According to the daily briefing …

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Iran wants to become regional hub for producing Sputnik V

Iran intends to become a hub for Russian vaccine production in the Middle East, Ambassador of the Islamic Republic to Russia, Kazem Jalali, said in an interview with Izvestia. He noted that in the near future, the licensed production of …

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Turkey announces four-day curfew

As a measure to stem the spread of COVID-19, Turkey has announced a nationwide curfew starting Thursday evening until Monday morning. The four-day curfew from 7 p.m. on April 22 until 5 a.m. on April 26 will cover the National …

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Turkey reports over 61,000 new COVUD-19 cases

Turkey on Tuesday reported over 61,000 new coronavirus cases, according to Turkish Health Ministry data. A total of 61,028 cases, including 2,895 symptomatic patients, were confirmed across the country, the data showed. …

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Turkey reports 61,400 new coronavirus cases

Turkey Thursday reported 61,400 more COVID-19 cases, including 2,845 symptomatic patients, according to the Turkish Health Ministry data. Turkey’s overall case tally is now over 4 million, while the nationwide death toll reached …

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Turkey's daily COVID-19 cases hit new peak

Turkey reported over 59,000 more coronavirus cases on Tuesday, its highest single-day figure since the start of the pandemic. A total of 59,187 cases, including 2,723 symptomatic patients, were confirmed across the country, …

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Turkey declares partial lockdown during Ramadan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced that a two-week partial lockdown will be imposed to help curb a recent rise in coronavirus cases. Speaking to reporters following a cabinet meeting, Erdogan said the new …

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Turkey reports more than 54,500 new COVID-19 cases

Turkey's daily count of coronavirus cases reached over 54,500 on Monday, said the Health Ministry.  A total of 54,562 cases, including 2,671 symptomatic patients, were confirmed across the country, the data showed. …

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Sputnik V vaccine approved in India

Russia's COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik V has been recommended for use in India by a committee of experts as the country battles a record spike in virus cases in the country. If approved by regulator DCGI, this will be the third vaccine …

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