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 on June 14 confirmed 1,562 new cases from the novel coronavirus, almost double the level to which they had fallen in early June. “Our weak point is unwary optimism. Let’s be prudent optimist,” Health Minister Fahrettin Koca warned on Twitter.
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 Science Committee on the Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever warned of an uptick in the number of cases of the viral disease, most commonly transmitted through ticks.
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.
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.
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.
Turkey's Health Ministry extended the legally required time for pregnancy leave by two months. "Everything else must stop if there's a baby to be welcomed to the world, or everything else should be done by someone else," Minister Koca said in his announcement.
Turkey’s death toll from the coronavirus rose by 23 to total 4,563 and new confirmed cases rose by 827 to bring the country’s total to 164,769, Health Ministry data showed on June 1.
Turkey’s death toll from the coronavirus rose by 28 to total 4,489 and new confirmed cases rose by 1,141 to bring the country’s total to 162,120, Health Ministry data showed on May 29.
Istanbul’s provincial Education Director Levent Yazıcı said on May 28 that the city would be holding high-school exams (LGS) in socially distanced and disinfected testing centers and that all parties would wear masks. About 280,000 students are expected to take the LGS on June 20.
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.