Turkey confirms 5138 new COVID-19 cases

Turkey confirms 5138 new COVID-19 cases

As of now, the number of people who have died from this virus has exceeded 100000. Doctors are still searching for treatment to fight this disease. Turkish Health Minister Fahrtin Koka said that 4,747 new patients infected with the coronavirus have been identified in Turkey in the last 24 hours.

People across Turkey were sent sprinting to convenience stores and markets late Friday night, when authorities announced a widespread 48-hour curfew to combat the spread of the coronavirus just hours before it took effect at midnight.

On Friday, Turkey confirmed 98 more deaths due to coronavirus, bringing the death toll to 1,006.

Soylu said on Twitter on April 12 that he was resigning from his post over the implementation of a two-day curfew in major Turkish cities to tackle the coronavirus outbreak. He said that we can say that the number of patients admitted to hospitals and ICUs has now stabilized and the rate of increase has come down.

Raab said the move is an "indication of strong friendship between the two countries".

Fahrettin Altun, the nation's communications director, asked for residents to comply with the last-minute directive "without panicking" and to "avoid behavior that will lead to a decrease in social distance". The curfew is ordered in the capital Ankara, Adana, Antalya, Aydin, Balikesir, Bursa, Denizli, Diyarbakir, Erzurum, Eskisehir, Gaziantep, Hatay, Istanbul, Izmir, Kahramanmaras, Kayseri, Kocaeli, Konya, Malatya, Manisa, Mardin, Mersin, Mugla, Ordu, Sakarya, Samsun, Sanliurfa, Tekirdag, Trabzon, Van and Zonguldak, the ministry was quoted by Anadolu news agency as saying in a statement.

Turkey's rising tallies make it one of the hardest-hit countries in the Middle East, second only to Iran in confirmed cases and fatalities linked to the virus.

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