Turkish Medical Association

Turkish Minister’s Talk About Defeating Pandemic Dismays Experts

Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca on Sunday said the number of coronavirus cases in the country had risen to 86,306, which is the highest figures outside Europe and the US.

The 3,977 new registered cases on Sunday also pushed the number of coronavirus cases in Turkey above China's, where the outbreak originated.

Over 600 health workers contracted COVID-19

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.

Turkey’s Coronavirus Crisis Risks Rivalling Italy, Experts Warn

Deaths from complications related to the coronavirus in Turkey have risen to 37, and the total number of reported cases has increased to 1,529, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said late Monday night.

The minister announced that 21,874 citizens had now been tested, adding that all those who died were elderly.