ISTANBUL 

The Turkish and Palestinian presidents on Saturday discussed measures against COVID-19, according to an official statement.

Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Mahmoud Abbas discussed cooperation in the fight against the novel virus, bilateral relations and regional issues, Turkey’s Communications Directorate said.

In a separate phone call, Erdogan and Tunisia’s parliament speaker Rached Ghannouchi discussed cooperation in the fight against coronavirus, bilateral relations and regional issues.

After originating in China last December, COVID-19 has spread to at least 185 countries and regions across the world. Europe and the US are currently the worst-hit regions.

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