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 senior citizens will be allowed to leave their homes between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. every day as the country continues to ease coronavirus restrictions. Among other easing measures, theaters, cinemas, concert halls and other cultural venues will be allowed to re-open starting on July 1.
The National Geographic "Your Shot" platform has shared Turkish photographer Dilek Uyar's photo on its Instagram account. The photograph features a municipality worker disinfecting a subway station in the Turkish capital Ankara.
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 coronavirus testing will no longer be focused on solely fever, cough and difficulty in breathing. The criteria will be expanded to include people with symptoms of sore throat, headache, muscle pain, loss of taste and smell or diarrhea, daily Hürriyet reported. The newspaper also quoted a renowned professor as saying that one person out of every 100 in Istanbul is believed to be carrying the virus.
Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said on June 5 that some 93 percent of patients who died of the novel coronavirus in Turkey were over 65 years old, as the country's total death toll from the virus hit 4,648.
Turkey will impose a two-day curfew in 15 provinces beginning Friday midnight in an effort to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus. The Interior Ministry said grocery shops will be allowed to operate until 11 p.m. on June 5 and they will be open between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. on June 6.
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’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.
The World Health Organization (WHO) announced on May 28 that Turkey is still leading in terms of new coronavirus infections in Europe, along with Russia, the United Kingdom, Italy and Belarus.
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.
Turkey’s death toll from the coronavirus rose by 34 total 4,431 and new confirmed cases rose by 1,035 to bring the country’s total to 159,797, Health Ministry data showed on May 27.