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#Coronavirus updates: Officially the second death, 191 confirmed cases, 150 thousand firms temporarily closed in Turkey

The number of closures in Turkish here.


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The Turkish Medical Association (TTB) released two videos on March 18, one to inform individuals who are pre-diagnosed or infected with coronavirus and another for their caretakers.

The ways to prevent spreading the coronavirus are essentially the same as those you would take to prevent the spread of any respiratory disease, TTB Coronavirus Inspection Group Member Prof. Özlem Kurt Azap said in the video for possibly infected people.

Beyond noting the importance of avoiding human contact as mush as possible, Azap also suggested preventative measures for civilians for whilst socializing.

“Only individuals infected with the coronavirus need to wear masks. Healthy individuals should only wear masks if they come into contact with coronavirus patients,” Azap said in the video.


Ankara University opened an inquiry into a meeting where Dr. Çınar said there were thousands of Covid-19 cases in Turkey.


Why fighting the coronavirus depends on you

 

If we can slow the virus down, it could save hundreds of thousands of lives. Read more about the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic at http://vox.com/coronavirus In March 2020, the World Health Organization officially classified Covid-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, as a pandemic. That means the disease no longer constitutes just an outbreak or even an epidemic; the coronavirus has now spread around the world, and will continue to reach into other countries and communities. That’s in part because of how contagious the virus is. When you’re infected with the flu, it takes about two days before you start to show symptoms. But coronavirus symptoms take an average of five to six days to appear, so it’s easy to spread well before you notice that you’re feeling sick. Many people are spreading it while going about their daily lives as usual. The risk is that once coronavirus starts to spread in a community, about 20% of cases are severe and may require hospitalization. As those cases multiply, hospitals can fill up quickly. And people with severe cases of COVID-19 who can’t receive proper medical attention are at a much higher risk of dying. Ideally, we would be able to stop the virus from spreading entirely. We can’t do that right now. What we can do is slow it down, so that the severe cases get spread out over a longer period of time, and hospitals are less likely to be overwhelmed on any given day. And that’s where each one of us comes in. The best way to slow down the spread is for everyone — healthy, sick, young, old — to limit social contact as much as possible, immediately. This is called social distancing, and it only works if enough of us do it. But if we do, it could mean the difference between the life and death of someone you know. Read more on Vox: How social distancing and “flattening the curve” works: http://bit.ly/3aOlHM8 The math behind social distancing: http://bit.ly/3a78wG8 The rules of social distancing: http://bit.ly/2xDoZnb How does the coronavirus outbreak end? Your biggest questions answered: http://bit.ly/39YzlfG How has the coronavirus pandemic impacted your life? Share to help Vox’s reporting: http://bit.ly/2vBunqA Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what’s really driving the events in the headlines. Check out http://www.vox.com.


Serkan Alan / DUVAR

As of March 18, as part of the increased coronavirus precautions, some 2807 people returning to Turkey from nine different European countries have been forcibly settled in student dorms where they will be held in quarantine for 14 days.



Don’t: hoard toilet paper and medical masks. Do: make sure you have plenty of food, water, and indoor activities.


The Verge – Jay Peters – Mar 17, 3:51 PM

A medical device manufacturer has threatened to sue a group of volunteers in Italy that 3D printed a valve used for life-saving coronavirus treatments. The valve typically costs about $11,000 from the medical device manufacturer, but the volunteers

 

Turkish gov’t dismisses rumors of state of emergency, travel restrictions over coronavirus

Turkish universities will be starting remote classes on March 23, said Yekta Saraç, the Chairman of Turkey’s Council of Higher Education (YÖK).

Tip: Seven ways to avoid misinformation about covid-19

Journalists need to be worried not just about passing the virus on to colleagues, but also spreading false information about the disease

Turkish fact-checker experiments with offline formats to reach new audiences

By producing videos for public transport, Teyit hopes to capture diverse groups of people lost to online algorithms
“We, like the millions of you around the world, are extremely saddened,” say organisers.

Take the coronavirus disinformation test

Can you separate the COVID-19 fact from viral fiction? This quiz will help you spot the most common coronavirus disinformation circulating on the internet.

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