Turkey: Belated anti-coronavirus campaign
06 February 2021 | 4:37 pm
The number of new coronavirus cases, including asymptomatic ones, has reached a record high in Turkey. Doctors are warning of overcrowded intensive care units. After months of pressure by health experts and opposition politicians, the government has reintroduced stricter rules to combat the rise in deaths and infections.
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