Catherine Smallwood, WHO’s senior health emergency officer for Europe as said that the “overall trend in Turkey is that the number of cases is beginning to come down or to stabilise. We are seeing cautiously optimistic signs.”
She continued by stating that “in Turkey, at the moment, we are seeing close to 100,000 cases … we have seen an approximate increase in cases of some 47 percent, so we are still seeing some level of increase, however, the overall trend in Turkey is that the number of cases is beginning to come down or to stabilise. Overall, we are seeing cautiously optimistic signs.”
Turkey’s Health Minister Fahrettin Koca on Wednesday said that Turkey is making progress in its fight against the coronavirus outbreak with each passing day and the numbers show that the spread of the virus has been brought under control”. He also warned that citizens should continue to be cautious to ensure that the outbreak is kept under control.
Two days ago Tunceli, a province in eastern Turkey briefly became the first province to be declared free of the virus. However; on Friday Governor Tuncay Sonel stated that one other person tested positive and was receiving treatment.