ADANA, Turkey

Turkish security forces on Sunday seized nearly 41,000 sub-standard masks being produced in an unhygienic environment.

Anti-smuggling teams carried out the operation in the southern province of Adana amid a surge in demand for protective gear due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Police raided a depot that was operating without a permit in the Yuregir district.

A suspect who is a Syrian national was briefly detained.

Turkey has registered 23,934 coronavirus cases and the death toll stands at 501. A total of 786 people have fully recovered following treatment.

Since appearing in Wuhan, China, last December, the novel coronavirus

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