Covid-19: Turkey reports overall number of 725 victims

Source : 112 Ukraine

76 people succumbed to the disease on April 7, - Minister of Healthcare
10:58, 8 April 2020

The Turkish government reported 76 new fatalities from coronavirus, all of which occurred on April 7. Fahrettin Koca, the Healthcare Minister said so as quoted by Anadolu news agency. 

According to him, the overall number of confirmed cases reached 34,109; over the last 24 hours, another 3,892 test results approved to be positive for Covid-19. 

Koca added that 1,582 patients have recovered from the disease and were discharged from hospitals. 1,474 are in intensive care units.

Related: Turkey limits military operations in Syria due to Covid-19

The minister also admitted that the recovery rate in the country has improved significantly.

Previously, Turkey boosted the lockdown measures; those under 20 years old are banned to leave their houses. The entry and exit of vehicles is temporarily suspended in 30 cities and Zonguldak province. 

Related: Turkey claims to have tested vaccine against Covid-19 on animals

Earlier, Turkey cut the movement of forces in operation areas in Syria because of the increase of victims of Covid-19 among Turkish citizens. The Defense Ministry reported that as quoted by Reuters.

"Turkey, which is ninth globally in coronavirus cases, has curbed much social movement, mostly sealed its borders and shuttered businesses. In the latest step, the defence ministry said it had set up a new unit to battle the spread of the disease. Troops deployed in Syria will now enter and exit operation areas only with the permission of the head of the army, the ministry said. “Thus, the movement of staff and troops is minimized, unless it is mandatory,” it added", reads the news piece.

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