The global community quickly began to conduct testing and place positive cases under quarantine to contain the novel coronavirus, with Turkey conducting more than half a million tests.

An online source for international statistics,, shows Turkey conducted almost 600,000 tests to become one of the world’s top 10 testers.

Turkey has reported more than 82,000 coronavirus cases and the death toll stands near 1,890; notably, more than 10,000 patients have recovered.

The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said in March that the UN agency had a “simple message for all countries: test, test, test!” It was

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