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Turkey registers biggest number of COVID-19 cases since April 29

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Asia | October 29, 2020 4:12:30 AM IST
Ankara [Turkey], October 29 (ANI/Sputnik): The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Turkey has risen by 2,305 to 368,513 within the past 24 hours marking the largest daily increase since April 29, the Turkish Health Ministry said.

Turkey is currently facing the second wave of the pandemic like many other countries.

"Today, 2,305 new cases have been discovered. The total number of those infected has reached 368,513. 77 patients have died today. The death toll amounts to 10,027 people," the ministry wrote on its Twitter page on late Wednesday.

The number of recoveries has increased by 1,662 to 319,181 within the same period of time.

According to Minister of Health Fahrettin Koca, Turkey is going to impose neither a curfew nor restrictions on trips, including foreign ones.

"As for the moment, the introduction of a curfew as well as restrictions on journeys and trips is not on the agenda," the minister said.

Koca stressed that Istanbul was facing the most difficult situation in the country, with 40 per cent of all new cases registered in this city.

"If we do not manage to take the situation there under control, we will not be able to cope with the pandemic in the whole country," he added.

The World Health Organisation declared the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic on March 11. To date, over 44.3 million people have been infected with the coronavirus worldwide, with more than 1.17 million fatalities, according to Johns Hopkins University. (ANI/Sputnik)

 
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