ANKARA

A coronavirus patient who does not follow social distancing can infect up to 400 people, a Turkish professor said on Tuesday.

He quoted a recent study conducted by the University of Massachusetts Amherst, saying therefore lockdown rules must be adhered to.

“This is exponential […] we should not forget that COVID-19 is not a disease that will only affect you,” Professor Hasan Ozkan, who heads the Department of Gastroenterology at Ankara University, told Anadolu Agency.

“It is important to maintain social distancing during the outbreak, which could reduce the spread of the virus.”

Stressing that two patients in China,

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