Immunologist: The New Strain of Coronavirus Is Probably in Bulgaria Already

The new strain of COVID-19 has largely blocked Britain and Europe in terms of transport.

Immunologist Acad. Bogdan Petrunov explained that the appearance of this strain should not surprise us and there is no reason to panic.

"This is a completely natural evolutionary path for the development of viruses that mutate constantly," he said.

INTERVIEW/Andrew Noble: Romanians in UK, more than 1pct of British population; that will bring us closer

Romanians living in the UK, approximately 700,000, represent 1 percent of the British population, and this community will bring the two nations closer together, British Ambassador in Bucharest Andrew Noble says in an interview to AGERPRES.

Turkey among top 10 nations with highest number of international students

Turkey has acquired the 10th spot in the list of countries with the highest number of international students, according to data by UNESCO. 

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) has compiled data on the countries hosting the most foreign students in the world, and Turkey has taken the 10th spot as it entertained 125,138 students in 2018.

Merkel praises Turkish-German couple for virus vaccine

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Dec. 7 praised Uğur Şahin and Özlem Türeci - both children of Turkish immigrants in Germany - for developing a vaccine against the novel coronavirus.

Speaking to German radio Metropol FM, Merkel said Şahin and Türeci, who are married, made a foundational contribution to science with their company BioNTech, alongside U.S. pharmaceutical firm Pfizer.