Erdogan from Turkey will receive COVID-19 vaccine on Thursday

© Reuters. Turkish President Erdogan delivers a speech during a meeting with the EU ambassadors in Ankara

ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan will be vaccinated against COVID-19 live on television later on Thursday, a spokesman for his ruling AK Party said, aiming to ease any public doubts about the effectiveness of the vaccine. Turkey began administering the vaccines developed by China Sinovac to healthcare workers on Thursday, while launching a nationwide vaccination program against the disease that has killed more than 23,000 people in the country. So far, it has vaccinated more than 200,000 health workers. Erdogan will receive the vaccine on live television after meetings with AK Party officials, spokesman Omer Celik said at a press conference in Ankara.

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