ANKARA

Turkish parliament extended an entry ban on foreign nationals into the country to help stem the spread of the novel coronavirus, the speaker’s office announced on Tuesday.

“The ban on visitors has been extended to cover the period between April 1 and April 30,” the office said in a statement.

On Wednesday, the parliament delayed centennial anniversary events due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Political parties represented in parliament have also canceled group meetings.

The coronavirus death toll in Turkey reached 168 on Monday, with 10,827 positive cases, according to the country’s Health Ministry.

After first appearing in Wuhan, China,

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