Turkey has established a 24-hour coordination and support center under the Foreign Ministry to tackle concerns about coronavirus, the country’s top diplomat said Sunday.

Speaking to Anadolu Agency, Mevlut Cavusoglu said some 8,300 Turkish expats have called on the existing helpline with concerns about the pandemic that has sounded a global alarm.

Cavusoglu said the need was felt to launch a separate support center to cater to growing demands.

Turkey has so far confirmed six coronavirus cases.

The country has taken several measures to stem the viral outbreak such as temporarily closing schools and universities, halting events and public

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