Turkey’s death toll from the coronavirus rose by 21 as the country registered 1,304 new cases on June 18. Health Minister Fahrettin Koca once again urged citizens to abide by the measures, saying: "The negligence of one person concerns all of us."
Turkey's Health Minister Fahrettin Koca has said that the Coronavirus Science Committee has not discussed the possibility of the resumption of curfews amid the resurgence of the COVID-19 cases. "In the upcoming period, we are not thinking of a situation like a curfew. This did not come up at the Coronavirus Science Committee,” he said.
Turkey on June 16 confirmed 1,467 more cases of the novel coronavirus, bringing the total tally to 181,298. Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said that "some regions and group behaviors" were responsible from the recent rise in infection figures.
Turkey registered 1,592 new coronavirus cases on June 15, after it initiated a sudden normalization period two weeks ago. Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said that the rise in infections were concentrated in certain areas.
Turkey's daily coronavirus cases on June 12 exceeded 1,000 once again as the country has started to ease the restrictions taken to limit the spread of virus. Health Minister Fahrettin Koca has cautioned against growing optimism that the coronavirus has been contained.
Turkey's Health Minister Fahrettin Koca has cautioned against growing optimism that the coronavirus has been contained, saying that this situation should not lead citizens to abandon their personal precautions. Koca's statements came as Turkey reported 987 new cases and 17 additional deaths from the virus.
Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca has said that the country's eastern provinces have recently seen a partial increase in the number of coronavirus cases. Koca's statement came as the southeastern province of Diyarbakır made the wearing of masks mandatory in all public spaces amid concerns of a second wave in the province.
When last weekend's coronavirus curfew was lifted by President Erdoğan and when crowds hit the streets immediately, Health Minister Koca could have thought of a better solution than sitting in front of his computer and posting a tweet.
Turkey's Health Minister Fahrettin Koca has telephoned the man whose photo he shared last week in an attempt to discourage the wrong use of coronavirus facial masks. The man in the photo is seen having pulled his mask to his eyes.
Turkey's Health Minister Fahrettin Koca has said that there is no scientific data showing that the coronavirus has ‘weakened’ compared to when it ripped across the globe earlier this year.
Turkey’s death toll from the coronavirus rose by 19 as the country registered 989 new cases on June 8. Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said that the recent increase in the positive cases can be "easily" prevented if citizens wear their facial masks and abide by the social distancing measures.
Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca warned citizens that the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic grows as they relax precautions. Minister Koca's warning comes a week after Turkey began its "normalization" process, reopening businesses and resuming public transportation operations, even observing its first weekend off curfew.
Turkey’s death toll from the coronavirus rose by 21 to total 4,630 and new confirmed cases rose by 988 to bring the country’s total to 167,410, Health Ministry data showed on June 4.
Turkey does not expect a second wave of Covid-19 infections, Health Minister Koca said, however also warning that the normalization period does not mean citizens can be able to return to their old way of living. Meanwhile, the country announced 867 new confirmed cases and 24 new deaths on June 3.
Turkey announced 786 new confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus and 22 new deaths on June 2. The daily death toll and new cases marked the fewest in a 24-hour span since late March.