Day: April 18, 2020

Turkey extends entry, exit restrictions on 31 provinces

April 18, 2020

Turkey on Saturday extended restrictions on entry and exit by land, air and sea on 31 provinces for an additional 15 days to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus outbreak. The Interior Ministry announced the measure, effective midnight on the capital Ankara, as well as the provinces of Adana, Antalya, Aydin, Balikesir, Bursa, Denizli, […]

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Coronavirus: Global recoveries surpass 580,000

April 18, 2020

The global tally of recoveries from the novel coronavirus exceeded 580,000 on Saturday. According to running data compiled by the U.S.-based Johns Hopkins University (JHU), a total of 581,515 recoveries were recorded across the globe, while over 156,900 people have died from the epidemic. In total, more than 2.28 million have contracted the disease. The […]

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Turkey: Death toll from novel coronavirus hits 1,890

April 18, 2020

Turkey on Saturday confirmed 121 more fatalities from the novel coronavirus outbreak over the past 24 hours, bringing the death toll to 1,890. The total number of registered coronavirus cases surged to 82,329 as 3,783 more people tested positive for the virus, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said on Twitter. So far, a total of 10,453 […]

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India: Rohingya in pandemic red zone face starvation

April 18, 2020

A Rohingya refugee camp located in Nuh district, in the outskirts of Indian capital New Delhi is facing a severe food shortage, say the inmates. Since the district located in Haryana province just 100 kilometers (62.1 miles) from the national capital is under severe lockdown after declared as coronavirus or COVID-19 red hotspot, voluntary groups […]

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UPDATE – Turkey: Death toll from novel coronavirus hits 1,890

April 18, 2020

Turkey on Saturday confirmed 121 more fatalities from the novel coronavirus outbreak over the past 24 hours, bringing the death toll to 1,890. UPDATE*** The total number of registered coronavirus cases surged to 82,329 as 3,783 more people tested positive for the virus, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said on Twitter, sharing the latest COVID-19 figures […]

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Turkish president inspects hospitals in Istanbul

April 18, 2020

Turkey’s president on Saturday visited hospitals being built in Istanbul to help curb the spread of the novel coronavirus in the city. Arriving at the construction site via helicopter from his current residence at the Huber Mansion, Recep Tayyip Erdogan inspected the construction efforts of one of the hospitals — one in the Sancaktepe district […]

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COVID-19: Turkey confirms death of 342 expats

April 18, 2020

A total of 342 overseas Turkish nationals have died due to the novel coronavirus since the beginning of the global outbreak, the country’s foreign minister said on Saturday. Speaking to broadcaster NTV, Mevlut Cavusoglu announced that Turkey was planning 105 more flights to bring its citizens back from 72 countries before the beginning of the […]

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France reports 642 more coronavirus deaths

April 18, 2020

 France on Saturday reported 642 additional deaths related to the novel coronavirus, according to the country’s health officials. Among the deaths, 368 were being treated in the hospital, while 278 were in nursing homes. Since the start of the outbreak, total deaths stand at 19,323, with 11,842 in hospitals and 7,481 in nursing homes. Hospitalizations […]

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