Turkey’s death toll from the coronavirus rose by 30 to total 4,461 and new confirmed cases rose by 1,182 to bring the country’s total to 160,979, Health Ministry data showed on May 28.
"The number of tests has increased by 1.6 times compared to yesterday. The increase in the new cases is at a predictable level. The number of our recovering patients is 290 more than yesterday. The future days depends on us abiding by the rules of [wearing] mask and [maintaining] social distance," Health Minister Fahrettin Koca wrote on Twitter.
Test sayısı düne göre 1,6 oranında arttı. Yeni vaka sayısı öngörülebilir seviyede. İyileşen hasta sayımızsa dünden 290 fazla. Gelecek günler, MASKE VE SOSYAL MESAFE KURALININ HER İKİSİNE BİRLİKTE uymamıza bağlı. Kontrollü Sosyal Hayatla riskten kaçınalım. https://t.co/RVlhe7786O pic.twitter.com/0dDAqOFQQu— Dr. Fahrettin Koca (@drfahrettinkoca) May 28, 2020
Koca's remarks just minutes after President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan announced that Turkey will lift restrictions on intercity travel and allow restaurants, cafes, parks and sports facilities to reopen from June 1.
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