Number of coronavirus cases in Turkey rises to 47

Number of coronavirus cases in Turkey rises to 47

The number of coronavirus cases in Turkey rose to 47, with 29 new cases confirmed, Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said.

The minister said the new cases come from contacts abroad; the U.S., Middle East, Europe and three were from returning pilgrims from an Umrah visit in Saudi Arabia.

"Overseas contact will continue to be a risk," Koca noted, adding the importance of applying measures strictly.

He noted the importance of determining cases not at risk to the public and urged zeroing in on the possibilities of contact with the virus.

"Every new diagnose is sad but it is assurance for you. In outbreaks, things get out of control with panic. Measure and panic are opposite each other. Let's keep the measures tight," Anadolu Agency cited Koca as saying.

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