ANKARA

Deputy chairman of Turkish football club Galatasaray, Yusuf Gunay, completed his 15-day mandatory quarantine at home Tuesday after being released from a hospital following a positive test for COVID-19 in late March.

“Fortunately, I defeated the virus, my health condition is good. I wish all patients a speedy recovery,” 55-year-old Gunay said in a video message on Twitter. “My advice is that people who have contracted the virus, don’t panic and they should trust the health care providers and doctors.”

The death toll in Turkey from the coronavirus stands at 1,296 with 61,049 diagnosed cases.

More than 1.94 million

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