ISTANBUL, ANKARA

Turkish Red Crescent is serving regular meals to nearly 20,000 people in quarantine as part of the fight against the novel coronavirus, the aid agency said on Monday.

One of the largest humanitarian organizations in the country, the Turkish Red Crescent, also known as Kizilay, said in a statement that they provided 19,993 people with three meals a day.

The aid agency distributed over 627,481 meals to people who were evacuated and placed in quarantine at 63 spots in 42 provinces.

The organization mobilized 8,111 volunteers to man the massive operation, the statement quoted Kerem Kinik, head of

Read more: Turkish Red Crescent feeds thousands in quarantine