ANKARA

In the face of the coronavirus outbreak, Turkish businesses are stepping up to make indigenous masks and disinfectants, said a business leader on Tuesday.

A total of 1 million masks and 100,000 tons of disinfectant will be donated to efforts to fight the virus’ spread, in particular to healthcare workers, said Ismail Gulle, head of the Turkish Exporters’ Assembly.

He added that Turkish exporters are aware of the seriousness of the pandemic, promising to stand in solidarity with Turkey’s heroes, its healthcare workers.

After emerging in Wuhan, China last December, the virus has spread to at least 168 countries

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