Turkey’s COVID-19 cases continue to decrease

Turkey recorded 44 COVID-19 deaths, 1,368 new cases and 1,825 recoveries in the past 24 hours, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said on Sunday.

The death toll in Turkey from the coronavirus rose to 4,140 in the past 24 hours, Koca said on Twitter, while the total number of coronavirus cases in the country rose to 149,435.

Some 35,369 tests were made in the past 24 hours, according to Health Ministry data.

There are currently 914 coronavirus patients in intensive care units across Turkey.

Sources: https://www.dailysabah.com/turkey/turkeys-covid-19-cases-continue-to-decrease/news


Road safety measures for summer unveiled

COVID-19 daily round up – Monday 18 May 2020

In a circular sent to the governor offices in 81 provinces, the Interior Ministry has stressed that this summer, traffic measures will be implemented from June 1 to Oct, when vehicle traffic between provinces and road accidents increase.

During traffic controls, security forces will particularly check if social distancing rules are observed.

Read more here: https://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/road-safety-measures-for-summer-unveiled-154862

Turkey in phone diplomacy to assure 70 countries of its tourism safety

COVID-19 daily round up – Monday 18 May 2020

Turkey has started a telephone diplomacy with 70 countries to inform them about the country’s healthy tourism certification project to ensure the fulfillment of high health and hygiene standards at airlines, airports and other transportation facilities, accommodations and food venues, the culture and tourism minister said on May 18. 

Turkey’s certification system details that the country is a safe place for tourism, detailing measures being taken against COVID-19, said Mehmet Nuri Ersoy in a written statement. 

The country had also sent letters of intent to 70 countries in which Turkey has been a popular tourist destination in recent years, including Germany, the U.K., the Netherlands, Belgium, Japan, Russia, and the Czech Republic. 

The letters included information on passenger and employee health and safety and measures taken in facilities and transportation.

Source: Hürriyet Daily News

Reality Check: Compulsory vaccines in the UK and other rumours fact-checked

COVID-19 daily round up – Monday 18 May 2020

The BBC have been fact-checking the most widely shared dubious coronavirus claims.

Click here to read the article here

Global statistics 

There are now 4,837,361 confirmed cases of COVID-19 globally, of which 1,872,911 have recovered. The number of fatalities stands at 317,304.

Source:  Worldometer

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