Turkey Gives Over 35 Million Covid-19 Vaccine Shots

Published June 15th, 2021 - 10:22 GMT
Turkey administers over 35M coronavirus vaccine shots to date
A health worker (L) prepares a vial of Chinese Sinovac vaccine against Covid-19 coronavirus inside a movie theatre turned into a vaccination centre in Taguig City suburban Manila on June 14, 2021. Ted ALJIBE / AFP
More than 21.16M people receive their 1st doses, 13.85M fully vaccinated, according to official data

Turkey has administered over 35 million doses of coronavirus vaccines since it launched a mass vaccination campaign in mid-January, the health minister announced on Tuesday.

"As of now, we have reached 35 million doses of vaccine (administered)," Fahrettin Koca said on Twitter.

More than 21.16 million people have received their first doses, while 13.85 million have been fully vaccinated, according the Health Ministry data.

To contain the spread of the virus, Turkey is currently implementing a curfew from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. from Monday to Saturday, and a full lockdown on Sundays.

As of Thursday, Turkey has registered 48,795 deaths from COVID-19, while over 5.2 million people have recovered from the disease. There have been over 5.33 million confirmed cases in the country.

Since December 2019, the pandemic has claimed over 3.81 million lives in 192 countries and regions, with more than 176.2 million cases reported worldwide, according to the US-based Johns Hopkins University.

This article has been adapted from its original source.

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