Duvar EnglishDEVA chair Babacan tests positive for coronavirus
Turkey's former deputy prime minister and founder of the Democracy and Progress Party (DEVA) Ali Babacan announced on Sept. 1 that he was hospitalized for "close observation" of his COVID-19 treatment.
The former minister had announced his infection with the virus on Aug. 25, which was followed by his wife and son testing positive too.
"Today is our eighth day with COVID-19," Babacan said on Sept. 1. "I'm doing okay overall, but I still have some symptoms. I will be in the hospital for close observation until my medication treatment is finished."
Bugün COVID-19’la 8. günümüz. Çok şükür eşim Zeynep ve oğlumuz Emir iyileştiler. Evde kontrol ve karantina altındalar.— Ali Babacan (@alibabacan) September 1, 2020
Benim genel durumum iyi, ancak bazı şikayetlerim devam ediyor. Doktorumun tavsiyesine uyarak, ilaç tedavim bitene kadar yakın izlem amacıyla hastanede olacağım.
The DEVA chairman said that his wife Zeynep Babacan and their son Emir had recovered and will stay in isolation at home. Babacan urged everyone to take COVID-19 seriously and to follow precautionary measures closely.
Babacan founded his DEVA party, a breakaway of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), in March.İYİ Party leader Akşener visits DEVA chair Babacan to congratulate him for new party