ISPARTA, Turkey

Residents of a lake island in Turkey live a mostly isolated live, but most importantly they are corona-free as the world grapples with the novel coronavirus. 

Mada Island is the biggest of 32 islands inside Beysehir Lake in Isparta and Konya provinces in southwestern Turkey. It is 250 kilometers (155 miles) from Turkey’s tourist hub of the province of Antalya on the Mediterranean coast.

There are no reported cases of the virus on the island where 180 people currently live.

The only way on and off the island is by boat and each family possesses one.

Islanders need

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