The coronavirus pandemic in Turkey has reached its second peak. This was stated by the country’s Minister of Health, Fahrettin Koja.
According to him, more and more infections are recorded every day. New cases of COVID-19 are being reported in Mardin, Shanliurf, Gaziantep and Erzurum, which are the eastern provinces of the country.
Ankara, Istanbul, Izmir, Bursa are still among the high risk areas,” Koja told journalists.
The minister noted that Ankara has twice as many infections as Istanbul. The authorities are taking measures, including with regard to social distance, people of a certain age cannot visit different institutions.
So far, there are no such measures as curfews on the agenda,” the minister said.
He also stressed that in some regions the situation with the spread of COVID-19 is borderline, although we can not yet talk about the loss of control over the spread of the virus.
The total number of people infected with coronavirus in Turkey has reached 273,301, 6462 people have died since the beginning of the pandemic. Over the past 24 hours, 1596 new cases have been recorded, the largest daily increase since June 15, with 45 deaths. The day before 1573 people were infected, 47 died, that is the biggest number of deaths since May 15.