The Turkish government needs to take independent scientific advice into account if it really wants to gain total control of the pandemic. Attempting to suppress critics, the media and scientific advice is not the solution.
Turkey's traditional Çubuk pickles saw a surge in both domestic and international demand curing the COVID-19 pandemic when probiotic foods became popular to counteract the illness' gastrointestinal symptoms, a local cooperative said. The Ankara district has already exported more pickles in 2020 than in all of 2019.
Turkey's Health Ministry has updated its criteria for who can and should be tested for COVID-19. Accordingly, it will be enough for a patient to develop just one of the following symptoms to avail of diagnostic testing: cough, difficulty in breathing, or fever.