UN health officials are cautiously optimistic that in Turkey the number of COVID-19 cases is stabilizing or coming down, a World Health Organization (WHO) official said Thursday.

“In Turkey, at the moment, we are seeing close to 100,000 cases… We have seen an approximate increase in cases of some 47%, so we are still seeing some level of increase,” Catherine Smallwood, WHO’s senior health emergency officer for Europe, told a video news conference.

“However, the overall trend in Turkey is that the number of cases is beginning to come down or to stabilize. Overall, we are seeing cautiously optimistic

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