Health Ministry

Ankara extends condolences over deadly blast in Azerbaijan

Ankara extended condolences to victims of an explosion that occurred early on April 3 in a nightclub in the Azerbaijani capital of Baku.

"We share their pain with our Azerbaijani brothers," a statement released by the Turkish Foreign Ministry said.

An explosion struck a nightclub in Baku and set off a fire, killing one person and injuring 31, officials said.

Turkey reports 49,792 new coronavirus cases, 206 more deaths

Turkey's confirmed cases of the coronavirus increased by 49,792 in the past 24 hours, and 206 more people have died, the Health Ministry announced on Feb. 27.

The ministry's infographic said that some 69,845 patients recovered in the last 24 hours.

It also added that 394,263 tests were conducted over the past day.

Hospitalizations from COVID-19 declining, says health minister

Hospitalizations in Turkey due to COVID-19 is in decline, the country's health minister has said, however, renewing calls on the public to get a booster shot against the virus.

"Following a noticeable drop, the number of daily cases remain at a certain level," Fahrettin Koca wrote on Twitter.

Highly anticipated Science Board meeting postponed

The Health Ministry's Science Board, which advises the government on COVID-19, postponed its highly anticipated meeting for a week.

Board members were supposed to discuss on Feb.23 the fight against the pandemic and reconsider anti-virus measures.

"The press release regarding the measures will be issued on March 1," the Health Ministry said.

Turkey reports 94,176 new coronavirus cases, 271 more deaths

Turkey's confirmed cases of the coronavirus increased by 94,176 in the past 24 hours, and 271 more people have died, the Health Ministry announced on Feb. 16.

The ministry's infographic said that some 104,409 patients recovered in the last 24 hours.

It also added that 463,241 tests were conducted over the past day.

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