The possibility of coronavirus reaching Turkey is very high although no cases were reported so far, the country’s health minister said Tuesday.

“The possibility of this epidemic in Turkey is very high. We can just say this: The virus has not been detected yet [in Turkey],” Fahrettin Koca told the members of Turkish parliament’s health committee.

He warned Turkish citizens to take precautions against the virus in the coming month.

“We should limit human touch, travel abroad as little as possible, self quarantine ourselves, and take special care of the elderly,” he added.

Last month, Turkey closed its border

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