Health Ministry

Black Sea provinces under spotlight amid spike in virus cases

As Turkey plans to start easing COVID-19-releated restrictions gradually in March, a spike in the number of virus cases in five provinces in the country's Black Sea region has caused deep concerns.

The provinces of Ordu, Giresun, Samsun, Trabzon and Rize stand out among all 81 provinces of the country in terms of the spread of the virus.

Turkey to start normalization from virus restrictions as of March 1: Minister

Turkey will start to gradually normalize from coronavirus restrictions as of March 1, Turkey's health minister said on
Feb. 20. 

Underlining that they are working carefully on normalization steps, Fahrettin Koca said on Twitter that the process will start with provincial public health councils dealing with four risk levels in line with Health Ministry criteria.

Romanian hauliers request introduction of passenger location form for all foreign entrants to the country

The National Union of Romanian Hauliers (UNTRR) is asking the Romanian authorities to introduce the "passenger location form" for the better monitoring of the activity of foreign transporters and drivers on the territory of Romania.