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Erdogan assures Turkey as coronavirus cases grow

ANKARA  Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan assured the nation Saturday about efforts to control the coronavirus pandemic, saying Turkey is doing its duty with its institutions to serve its citizens. “I...

Turkey confirms 2nd death from coronavirus

ANKARA Turkey on Wednesday confirmed its second death from coronavirus. "We have lost a 61-year-old male patient. I wish Allah's mercy upon him," said the country's Health Minister Fahrettin Koca in...

Turkey shuts bars, nightclubs over coronavirus concerns

ANKARA   Turkey will temporarily close bars and nightclubs as of Monday as part of measures to curb the coronavirus outbreak. The Interior Ministry on Sunday ordered the closure across all 81...

Turkey: Passengers from Umrah quarantined in dormitories

ANKARA All passengers returning from the Umrah pilgrimage since last night have been placed in separate rooms of dormitories as part of coronavirus quarantine measures, the Turkish health minister announced...

Turkey closes border to passengers from 9 countries

ANKARA Turkey announced late Friday it will close all border gates to passengers coming from nine European countries to fight the coronavirus outbreak. An authorization letter signed by Turkish Interior Minister...

Turkey confirms 5th coronavirus case

ANKARA  Turkey confirmed three more coronavirus cases on Friday, raising the tally to five. "After our first two cases, we confirmed three new cases who came in contact with them and...

Death toll in Italy from coronavirus jumps to 827

ROMA  The death toll in Italy from the coronavirus surged to 827 on Wednesday, as 196 more fatalities were confirmed over the past 24 hours, according to an official.  Civil protection...

WHO declares coronavirus global pandemic

GENEVA The World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday declared coronavirus “a global pandemic." At a news conference at WHO headquarters in Geneva, head of the UN health agency, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus,...

Turkey issues coronavirus travel advisory for public

ANKARA Turkish citizens should avoid international travel unless absolutely necessary, the health minister said Wednesday after Turkey confirmed its first case of coronavirus. The global outbreak has pushed Turkey to take...

Turkey confirms first case of coronavirus

ANKARA Turkey announced its first case of the novel coronavirus early Wednesday while stressing that all precautionary measures were being taken. "A male citizen tested positive for the coronavirus in the...

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COVID-19: Spain’s daily death toll climbs to nearly 400

OVIEDO, Spain Coronavirus continues to devastate Spain, with the official death toll surging by nearly 400 on Sunday, according to new figures. In total, 1,720 people...

Bangladesh: Road crash claims 15 lives

DHAKA, Bangladesh The death toll from a head-on collision late Saturday between a truck and van in southeastern Bangladesh rose to 15 when three more...

China: Belgian football player positive for coronavirus

ISTANBUL Belgium international Marouane Fellaini has become the first football player in China with coronavirus. The 32-year-old tested positive for the virus, his Chinese Super League...

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