4 June 2020

Turkey: President urges vigilance over new virus wave

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Turkey’s president on Friday warned the public to stay careful, as any neglect of safety measures during the normalization process could trigger a new wave of coronavirus. reports citing Turkish media.

“We will continue to be vigilant. The slightest neglect could lead to resuscitation of the epidemic,” Recep Tayyip Erdogan told a meeting of his ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party via video link.

Erdogan said that Turkey has largely gotten the coronavirus epidemic under control.

Last week, Turkey opened barber shops, beauty salons, and shopping malls as COVID-19 deaths and infections show a steady decline and recoveries rise.

“Turkey won general acclaim as one of the best countries in the world on health during this process,” Erdogan said.

Praising the performance of the nation’s healthcare system, Erdogan said: “With the sufficiency of our hospitals, healthcare personnel, medicines, and equipment, we did not allow the smallest deficiency or malfunction.”

2020.05.22 / 21:36
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