Turkey suspends flights from Brazil due to COVID-19 variant
Turkey on Jan. 22 suspended flights from Brazil amid rising case numbers of a mutated variant of the novel coronavirus.
On Twitter, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca noted that flights from the U.K., Denmark, and South Africa had previously been suspended due to the new strain of coronavirus.
The pandemic has claimed more than 2 million lives in 192 countries and regions since it originated in China in December 2019.
Over 97.7 million cases have been reported worldwide, with recoveries nearing 54 million, according to figures compiled by the U.S.' Johns Hopkins University.