The minister admits Turkey on ‘second peak’ of #Covid-19 as Ankara becomes new outbreak center

The Ministry of Health has reported 1,596 new coronavirus cases and 45 days for the past 24 hours as the number of infected health workers nears 30,000.

Street weddings and large celebrations will be banned in all provinces in Turkey, a Sept. 2 decree from the Interior Ministry said amid a rising number of COVID-19 diagnoses and deaths in the country.

The Financial Times – Laura Pitel in Ankara – Aug 30, 5:20 AM

The mayors of Turkey’s two biggest cities have accused the central government of covering up the true scale of a coronavirus resurgence in the country. Ekrem Imamoglu, the mayor of Istanbul, and Mansur Yavas, mayor of Ankara, said there was a

Amid increasing numbers of COVID-19 cases and deaths, the Ministry of Interior has issued a new circular and imposed restrictions on weddings and other traditional celebrations in all 81 provinces of Turkey.

“At the moment the numbers we see in Istanbul are almost the same exact numbers announced for the whole of Turkey; what about the other provinces then? Are they announcing only one city’s daily numbers?” “Hereby we open a new discussion; which we do not really intend to but we must. I see the numbers myself, we submit them to politicians too but any political figure raising up this issue is..

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