Medical & Health

UPDATE 2 – Strong healthcare system key to fight virus: Erdogan

April 1, 2020

 Turkey’s greatest advantages in fighting the coronavirus outbreak are its strong healthcare infrastructure and its early start, said the nation’s president on Wednesday. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called on the public to stay at home until further notice and maintain social distancing in a bid to stem the virus’ spread. Speaking by video to district […]

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Turkish company donates medical equipment to Serbia

April 1, 2020

 Turkish company Tasyapi on Wednesday donated medical equipment to Serbia to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus known as COVID-19. Tasyapi signed a $285 million contract with the Serbian government in 2018 to build the Sarajevo-Belgrade Highway. The company donated 25 intensive care beds, five medical and one surgical aspirator, mattresses, linens, medical clothing, […]

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Russia sends medical aid to US to help fight COVID-19

April 1, 2020

 The Russian Defense Ministry said it sent a plane with medical aid to the U.S. on Wednesday. “A Russian Air Force plane with medical masks and medical equipment on board departed for the United States,” the ministry said in a statement. The move came after a phone talk between the leaders of the two countries […]

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COVID-19: Germany deaths hit 815, infection rate slows

April 1, 2020

 Death toll from the novel coronavirus in Germany rose to 815 on Wednesday, according to the most recent statistics released by local authorities. Berlin-based website Coronavirus-Monitor, which compiles up-to-date numbers from the local health authorities, reported 128 new deaths over the past 24 hours. With 6,166 new cases, the number of people infected with the […]

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COVID-19: Italy deaths cross 13,000, lockdown extended

April 1, 2020

 Italy reported 727 more deaths from the novel coronavirus on Wednesday, bringing the total number of fatalities in the country to 13,155. While Italy’s death toll remains the highest in the world, the number of fatalities and new cases being reported is lower than figures seen over the past few weeks. Active cases were up […]

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Turkey sends planeload of medical aid to Italy

April 1, 2020

 A Turkish military plane carrying medical aid landed in Italy, where coronavirus has caused record fatalities, officials said Wednesday. According to a statement from Turkey’s National Defense Ministry, the plane took off from its first stop Madrid to Italy. The medical supplies include Turkey-made masks, protective gear and sanitizers. With a global death toll of […]

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US intel says China conceals COVID-19 data: report

April 1, 2020

 The U.S. intelligence community has assessed that China has steadfastly worked to conceal the extent of its coronavirus deaths and infections, according to a report published Wednesday as global infections and deaths continue to rise. Three anonymous officials confirmed to Bloomberg News that the determination was made in a report to the White House. They […]

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Turkey: Death toll from coronavirus rises to 277

April 1, 2020

 As many as 63 more people died of coronavirus in Turkey in the past 24 hours, the Turkish health minister said on Wednesday, bringing the death toll to 277. The tally of confirmed coronavirus cases climbed to 15,679, as 2,148 more people tested positive for the virus in the past 24 hours, Fahrettin Koca announced […]

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