Turkey daily death toll exceeds 100 for second day in a row

By: AFP      Published: 10:56 PM, 15 Apr, 2020
Turkey daily death toll exceeds 100 for second day in a row
Released women prisoners meet their families as they get off a bus at a bus station near Bakirkoy women prison in Istanbul. AFP

Turkey's single-day death toll from coronavirus exceeded 100 for the second day in a row on Wednesday, the health minister tweeted, while the number of daily cases surged over 4,000.

The country registered 115 COVID-19 deaths and 4,281 new cases for the past 24 hours, Fahrettin Koca said on his official Twitter account. Tuesday's toll stood at 107. With the latest figures, Turkey's fatalities have reached 1,518 and the number of cases nearly 70,000.

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has announced another curfew for next weekend including Istanbul and Ankara.  The government has taken a series of measures to curb the spread of the virus including closing schools and universities and banning mass gatherings.

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