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The number of coronavirus cases in Turkey has risen to 18, Presidential Communications Director Fahrettin Altun said early March 16.

Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said on Twitter that 12 more people have been diagnosed with the virus, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 18.

Of the 18 cases, seven were people who returned from European countries and three came from the U.S., Koca said. He added that among these, two people who had contact with the first case had tested positive for the virus.