Turkey's health minister on April 22 refuted allegations in a recent New York Times article on the death toll in Istanbul from the novel coronavirus.
Speaking at a news conference following a Coronavirus Science Board meeting, Fahrettin Koca said the newspaper's claim that Turkey is hiding the number of deaths from the coronavirus is "fiction solely based on anti-Turkey bias."
He indicated that outbreaks most often came from Southeast Asia.
According to him, the region has a wide range of animals that are carriers of various viruses and can transmit them to humans.
Malishev pointed out that coronavirus is found in a family of cats - lions, tigers, panthers, however, it mostly occurs in bats.
In Serbia, four people have died in the last 24 hours due to coronavirus.
A total of 3.281 people were tested in that period, 224 of who tested positive for coronavirus bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 7.114.
The bulletin said that 3.226 patients have been hospitalized, with 103 patients on respirators.
Dozens of migrants, including many single-parent families, accommodated at a hostel in southern Greece tested positive for the coronavirus on Tuesday as the government prepared for a gradual easing of a broad lockdown from April 27.
Compared with Italy, Spain, France and Britain, Greece's toll from the coronavirus is low, but concern is mounting over its migrant population.
Just five new coronavirus cases were confirmed in Cyprus on Monday, increasing hopes that the island's health crisis may be edging closer to the finish line.
Monday's new cases emerged after a bulk of 1,669 coronavirus lab tests were conducted, and brought total cases to 772.
According to the Health Ministry's daily briefing, the five new Covid-19 cases involve:
The death of a 74-year-old man at the AHEPA University Hospital in Thessaloniki, northern Greece, took the country's coronavirus toll to 115 on Monday afternoon.
According to unconfirmed reports, the man had not been suffering from any underlying health issues when he was hospitalized with Covid-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.