POST Online Media Lite Edition


NEWLY REPORTED COVID-19 CASES (11.19.2021, 4:50pm CEST, WHO):   India 11,106    Brazil 11,977    United Kingdom 46,858    Russia 37,156    Turkey 22,234    France 19,840    Argentina 1,553    Germany 52,970    Spain 3,932    Columbia 2,257    Italy 10,645    Mexico 3,836    Ukraine 20,050    Poland 23,242    Philippines 1,297    Malaysia 6,380    Netherlands 23,680    Peru 1,370    Thailand 6,855    Czechia 13,374    Canada 2,448    Romania 3,076    Chile 2,611    Serbia 3,219    Sweden 1,210    Portugal 2,398    Vietnam 10,223    Kazakhstan 1,272    Austria 14,212    Hungary 11,289    Greece 7,276    Georgia 4,278    Bulgaria 2,785    Belarus 1,844    Slovakia 7,418    Azerbaijan 2,124    Croatia 7,270    Bolivia 1,119    Ireland 4,646    Lithuania 1,847    Denmark 4,013    South Korea 3,034    Slovenia 3,662    Latvia 1,221    Laos 1,401    China 31    New Zealand 200    Australia 1,302   

Turkey confirms first Wuhan coronavirus case

Christian Fernsby |
Turkish health minister today announced the first case of Wuhan coronavirus in Turkey.

Article continues below


A male citizen was tested positive for the coronavirus yesterday evening, Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca told reporters.

The patient had returned from Europe, contracted the virus there and suffered high fever and coughing, said the minister, noting that the patient was completely isolated.

"The patient's general condition is good. All of his family members and those who was in contact with him are under surveillance," the minister stated.

The minister warned the Turkish citizens not to go abroad unless it is compulsory and to stay at home for 14 days if returned from abroad.

Turkey in last month closed its border with Iran, stopped all passenger flights with Iran, Italy, South Korea and Iraq and started screening passengers arriving from abroad.

What to read next

CDC raises Wuhan coronavirus travel alert, Hebei confirms first death outside epicentre
Bulgaria and Bangladesh report Wuhan coronavirus cases, Colombia launches app, Iran halts Mehran
Wuhan coronavirus cases in China continues to decline