Turkey confirms first case of #coronavirus

10:00, Wednesday, 11 March, 2020
Turkey confirms first case of #coronavirus

Turkey announced its first case of the novel coronavirus early Wednesday while stressing that all precautionary measures were being taken.

"A male citizen tested positive for the coronavirus in the evening," Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said at a press conference in the capital, Ankara.

"The infected individual contracted the virus after returning from Europe. He has been completely isolated," Koca said.

"The patient’s general condition is good. All of his family members and those who came into contact with him are under surveillance," he added.

"An early diagnosis [of the patient] was made. If there is a virus infection in the country, it is very limited. One or more cases of the coronavirus should not be considered an epidemic,” he noted.

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