Turkey on Wednesday confirmed its second death from coronavirus.

“We have lost a 61-year-old male patient. I wish Allah’s mercy upon him,” said the country’s Health Minister Fahrettin Koca in a tweet.

Meanwhile, 93 new cases were confirmed, raising the tally to 191 in the country, he said.

The health minister reiterated that preventive measures to avert the outbreak, such as staying at home and avoiding public gatherings, should be taken seriously.

“The tests concluded today show that the measures are mandatory,” he said.

The virus emerged in Wuhan, China, last December, and has spread to at least 164

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