Sun, 28 Feb 2021

ANKARA -- More than 675,000 health workers in Turkey have received COVID-19 vaccine developed by China's Sinovac during the first three days of the country's vaccination program, Turkish Health Ministry's data showed on Saturday.

Turkey reported 7,550 new COVID-19 cases, including 902 symptomatic patients, as the total number of confirmed cases in the country reached 2,380,665, according to the health ministry. (Turkey-China-Vaccine)

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CAIRO -- Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi said on Saturday that his country's rejection of foreign military interference in Libya and its designation of Libya's Sirte and Jufra as red lines helped preserve the political path of the Libyan crisis.

Sisi's remarks came during his meeting with Adel Abdul-Rahman al-Asoumi, speaker of the Cairo-based Arab Parliament affiliated with the Arab League, said the Egyptian presidency. (Egypt-Sisi-Asoumi-Arab-Unity-Libya)

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TEHRAN -- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani Saturday said the Iranian government will spare no efforts to start vaccination by the end of the current Iranian calendar year (March 20, 2021).

Addressing a national committee meeting on fighting COVID-19, Rouhani urged people to observe all necessary health protocols, saying if health protocols are not implemented, the country may run the risk of another peak in COVID-19 cases, official news agency IRNA reported. (Iran-COVID-19)

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MUSCAT -- The target groups in Oman will receive the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine starting Sunday, official Oman News Agency (ONA) reported Saturday.

"In line with the schedule for the implementation of the national campaign for immunization against COVID-19, the second dose of the vaccine for the same target groups that received the first dose a few weeks ago was scheduled to begin on Sunday," ONA quoted a Health Ministry statement as saying. (Oman-COVID-19 Vaccine-2nd Dose)

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