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 hope we will get over these difficult times together. Just follow the rules and guidance and also continue staying at homes,” he said on Twitter while reiterating that those older than 65 and anyone who has a chronic disease should not go outside.

Erdogan thanked health care workers for the job they are doing to keep the country safe.

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