MARDIN, Turkey

A 93-year-old Turkish woman on Friday recovered from the novel coronavirus which has claimed thousands of lives worldwide since it emerged in China last December.

The woman was admitted to a state hospital in Nusaybin in the southeastern Mardin province with COVID-19 symptoms.

After she tested positive for the virus, her treatment started at the hospital and she was discharged on Friday with a round of applause.

Another 63-year-old patient, who tested COVID-19 positive, also discharged from the same hospital after 14 days of treatment.

After originating in Wuhan, China last December, the virus has spread to at

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