By Burak Dag
ANKARA (AA) - 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
Turkey reported a total of 400,242 coronavirus recoveries with 4,015 new additions over the past 24 hours, according to Health Ministry data.
The country registered 29,281 more COVID-19 infections over the past day, including 6,439 symptomatic cases, the ministry figures showed.
The new symptomatic cases raised the overall count to 494,351.
Volunteers in Turkey for trials of the coronavirus vaccine are being closely monitored at every stage, according to authorities.
Stepping up measures to fight the coronavirus outbreak, Turkey’s capital is moving kindergartens and other early education classes to a virtual basis through the new year, said local officials.
Turkey is doing all it can to raise the Palestinian cause at all platforms to end "occupation, oppression and genocide policies," said President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Turkish security forces over the last month neutralized a total of 184 YPG/PKK terrorists in northern Syria, across Turkey’s southern border, said the country’s National Defense Ministry.
- Global developments
Calls for revenge over the killing of Iran’s top nuclear scientist grew louder with a series of demonstrations held across the country, including in the capital.
Armenia's president said the government should resign, new elections should be held within a year at the latest and an interim government of national accord should be formed, preferably a technocratic one.
Diego Maradona's doctor is being investigated for possible manslaughter following the football legend’s death, said Argentine prosecutors.
Imam Oumar Kobine Layama, a prominent Muslim leader from the Central African Republic, passed away Saturday evening, according to local news outlets.
Two back-to-back suicide attacks in central Afghanistan on Sunday killed at least 30 people, including both soldiers and civilians, officials confirmed.
A senior officer of the parliamentary Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) was killed and nine wounded when an improvised explosive device (IED) was detonated in India’s Chhattisgarh state late Saturday, according to officials.
At least seven civilians were killed when shelling by Houthi rebels hit a village in western Yemen, said the Yemeni army.
- Global COVID-19 developments
Iran confirmed 389 more coronavirus-related fatalities, raising the nationwide death toll to 47,875, according to the country's Health Ministry.
Indonesia reported a record daily rise in coronavirus infections with 6,267 cases.
South Africa registered 3,198 new cases of the coronavirus, taking the nationwide tally to 785,139, according to the Health Ministry.