#Covid-19 updates: 100 Coronavirus Fact Checks from Snopes… “Turkey’s Coronavirus Death Toll Rises by 23 to 131, Total Cases Reach 9,217…

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In the last 24 hours, 23 people died, 9,982 people were tested and 1,815 were found to be infected, according to the Ministry of Health.


Lockdown, what lockdown? Sweden’s unusual response to coronavirus

While swathes of Europe are under lockdown, Sweden is allowing life to go on much as normal.
Football fans around the world are turning to Belarus to get their fix during lockdown as the game carries on in the former Soviet republic.


The pontiff urges the world to see the coronavirus pandemic as a test of solidarity and a reminder of basic values.

Coronavirus Infection Map

All data on the Covid-19 pandemic by country and territory.

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Istanbul’s famous Grand Bazaar (“Kapalı Çarşı) has been closed amid coroanvirus precautions.

 


 

Police seized some one million counterfeit masks in a raid in Istanbul’s Sultanbeyli district on March 24.

Turkish authorities have ramped up operations against counterfeit face mask producers amid coronavirus outbreak in the country.


As infections spike across Europe, Italy, Spain and UK’s healthcare systems struggle to cope after medics fall ill.

In World’s Most Vulnerable Countries, the Pandemic Rivals the 2008 Crisis

As capital flees emerging markets, those countries are absorbing the most potent economic shocks of the coronavirus outbreak.

Turkey adopted new measures early on March 24 on shopping and transportation in an effort to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus.

The Interior Ministry issued a notice saying all intercity and intra-city buses will be allowed to carry only half their capacity.

Also, all grocery stores will only provide service between 09:00 and 21:00 local time, as part of the new measures.


 

A group of prominent Turkish academics have urged the government to announce an extraordinary spending program to tackle the effects of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

The group including Korkut Boratav and Hayri Kozanoğlu released a statement featuring 22 suggestions on March 29, calling on the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) to abandon neoliberalism and adopt concepts such as planning and societal solidarity.

Flying intensive care unit, sent from Germany to Bergamo to take patients from the overloaded hospitals. from europe

Spanish princess Maria Teresa is world’s first royal to die from the coronavirus from Coronavirus

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