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More than 600 health workers, who are battling on the frontline against the coronavirus pandemic, have test positive for the coronavirus, Milliyet newspaper has reported.
The number of infected among health professionals is feared to go higher once the tests results of health workers who had shown the symptoms of the virus are released.
A vast majority of the Turkish public have expressed concern over the dangers the coronavirus pandemic is posing to the country, according to a recent survey.
Some 84 percent of those polled in March by Ipsos said the virus is the most important problem Turkey was facing, whereas 55 percent in January had said that it was economic issues.
Turkey's automotive exports decreased by 10% to stand at $6.98 billion year-on-year in the first quarter due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, Uludağ Automotive Industry Exporters Association said.
The country's automotive exports were $7.75 billion in the first quarter of 2019, the association's data showed on March 5.
An 86-year-old Turkish woman became a source of inspiration for those suffering from coronavirus as she beat the disease despite suffering from multiple chronic health conditions.
The novel coronavirus has so far claimed more than 500 lives in Turkey, which has registered almost 24,000 COVID-19 cases, while more than 700 others have recovered got and discharged from hospitals.
Turkey started distributing free face masks to citizens to stem the spread of COVID-19 in the country.
Citizens can apply for free masks through the country's postal services' e-commerce website, ePttAVM.com.
This week, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has announced that people cannot enter shops and marketplaces without face masks.