With as yet just one case of coronavirus infection confirmed, Turkey took many steps early on, and is joining the world in suspending or postponing many international events that had been planned for the coming weeks.

The virus, which originated in the Chinese city of Wuhan last December, caused global panic, with hundreds of major events across the world being canceled or postponed, and even this summer’s Olympics in Tokyo are in doubt.

Following suit, Turkey has postponed several international events to stem the spread of the virus within its borders.

Ruhsar Pekcan, the Turkish trade minister, on Wednesday

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