Nearly 500 Turks die from COVID-19 abroad, evacuations continue
Turkey's Foreign Ministry announced that some 473 Turkish citizens have died from COVID-19 abroad. Meanwhile, the second round of evacuations have been underway, with nearly 30,000 citizens returning to Turkey.
Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu noted that some 473 Turkish citizens have died from COVID-19 in another country as of May 5.
The bodies of more than 350 of the deceased citizens had been brought back to Turkey, Çavuşoğlu said in a press conference at the Foreign Ministry's COVID-19 Support and Coordination Center.
Meanwhile, the second round of evacuations for Turkish citizens is still underway, and nearly 30,000 persons have reportedly returned to Turkey since April 16.
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