The coronavirus pandemic has created a huge demand in countries for certain sorts of medical equipment and much of this is manufactured in Turkey, British Ambassador to Ankara Dominick Chilcott has told Hürriyet Daily News, expressing his country's will to further cooperate with Turkey to meet the demand in the two countries.
As the next phase of its response to the coronavirus pandemic the Health Ministry has planned an overhaul of the primary healthcare system that aims to relieve some of the pressure on overburdened hospitals, chiefly through the creation of a network of 24-hour medical centers treating patients with mild symptoms of Covid-19.
As the health ministry announced its daily data on the spread and cases of the coronavirus, spokesman Sotiris Tsiodras expressed guarded optimism that if people continue to strictly abide by current public health restrictions and the fairly encouraging data on the rate of spread of the virus in Greece improves somewhat, there may be a gradual loosening of restrictions sooner than later.
Romania's Health Minister Nelu Tătaru has announced that 445 new cases have been confirmed in the last 24 hours, bringing the number of infected to 3,183, according to Digi24 TV.
The number of deaths from the coronavirus is 118. A total of 283 people have been declared cured and released by hospitals. Currently, 83 patients are undergoing intensive treatment.
Four more persons infected with the novel coronavirus have passed away, hence the death toll in Romania so far hits 122, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) informed Friday. It is about three women aged 60 to 69 and a 78-year old man. One woman, of 59, was from western Hunedoara County.