Vaccines

Ministry unveils weekly COVID data

A total of 7,556 COVID-19 cases were reported in Turkey between June 6 and 12, the Health Ministry said in its weekly coronavirus statistics. 

Health Minister Fahrettin Koca had previously announced that the ministry would stop publishing daily statistics after the number of cases started to decline.

Turkey reports 864 new coronavirus cases, 2 more deaths

Turkey's confirmed cases of the coronavirus increased by 864 in the past 24 hours, and 2 more people have died, the Health Ministry announced on May 29.

The ministry's infographic said that some 1,107 patients recovered in the last 24 hours.

It also added that 129,961 tests were conducted over the past day.

Health minister hints ‘end of pandemic’ by shaking hands with citizens

Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca has shown hints that the end of the coronavirus pandemic is nearing while visiting tradesmen in the southeastern province of Adıyaman unmasked and shaking hands with them.

"We are going back to our old days when measures or curbs did not exist," Koca said on April 25.

Pandemic situation appears to be stable, says expert

The pandemic situation in Turkey appears to have stabilized, an expert has said, however, warning that the Omicron variant of COVID-19 still poses risks, particularly to the unvaccinated.

The recent increase in coronavirus cases Turkey has witnessed is due to this strain, said Afşin Kayıpmaz from the Health Ministry's Science Board.

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