Nearly 70 public servants were recently diagnosed with COVID-19, Justice Minister Abdulhamit Gül said April 6.
“12 judges and 55 members of our legal staff tested positive for COVID-19. They’re in good health. Some are getting treatment in the hospital, some are getting treated at home,” Gül said following a video conference call for the Coronavirus Coordination Meeting.
No positive cases have been identified in correctional facilities, but isolation of new prisoners will continue, Gül added.
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