Turkey takes further precautions after COVID-19 case confirmed-Xinhua

Turkey takes further precautions after COVID-19 case confirmed

Source: Xinhua

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2020-03-13 02:35:31

ANKARA, March 12 (Xinhua) -- Turkey has decided on further measures against the COVID-19 outbreak after one case was confirmed in the country, Turkish presidential spokesperson said Thursday.

The Turkish government has decided on one week of school holiday and distance learning for students as well as three weeks of holiday for the universities, said Presidential Spokesperson Ibrahim Kalin at a press conference.

The sports games will be played without spectators, Kalin said. He also urged the citizens not to travel abroad if not obligatory.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan also postponed his foreign visits, said the spokesperson. But a trilateral meeting of Turkish, French and German leaders in Turkey on the issue of the refugee crisis on European borders is still valid on March 17, he noted.

Kalin said the state of health of the COVID-19 patient is "good." The person's relatives and the people he contacted are under quarantine and "there is no problem with them either," he added.


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