Migrants who want to take advantage of Ankara’s Feb. 27 decision to open the borders continue to flock to land and sea passages, risking their health and safety on their way to Europe.
Turkey’s Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu has been tweeting updates about the number of migrants he says crossed the border from Edirne into Europe.
As of March 3, 09.15 a.m., he said some 130,469 migrants had left Turkey.
Since the outbreak of COVID-19 in China, World Health Organization (WHO) officials have been consistent in praising the country for its efforts in containing the spread of the disease. But as the virus has spread across 53 countries with more than 6,000 confirmed cases and 86 deaths outside China as of 29 February 2019, netizens pointed their fingers at WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus for his pro-China response at the initial stage of the outbreak.