Turkey is producing one million protectives masks, 5,000 medical overalls and 5,000 liters of alcohol-based disinfectants every week, the country’s defense minister said.
Hulusi Akar held a teleconference on Friday with commanders-in-chief of armed forces to discuss preventive measures against the coronavirus outbreak.
“We have mobilized all fronts of the ministry to win the fight led by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan,” said Akar.
He added that 650 staff came from abroad since March 1 and they were quarantined. Of them, 84 remain under observation.
Akar recalled that Turkey dispatched medical aid to Italy and Spain, the nations worst hit