Coronavirus: Why has Turkey been so succesful in battling COVID-19?

Turkey has managed more recoveries than infections for the past four weeks and a key reason is their coronavirus tracing team.

The country has over 8,000 tracer teams made up of 16,300 people who act as a form of detectives.

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In This Story: COVID-19

Covid-19 is the official WHO name given to the novel coronavirus which broke out in late 2019 and began to spread in the early months of 2020.

Symptoms of coronavirus

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a persistent new cough (non productive, dry)
  • a high temperature (e.g. head feels warm to the touch)
  • shortness of breath (if this is abnormal for the individual, or increased)

Latest News about Covid-19

Below are stories from around the globe related to the 2020 outbreak of novel Coronavirus – since the WHO gave the Covid-19 naming. Most recent items are posted nearest the top.

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In This Story: Turkey

Turkey, officially the Republic of Turkey, is a transcontinental country located mainly on the Anatolian Peninsula in Western Asia, with a smaller portion on the Balkan Peninsula in Southeastern Europe.

Istanbul, which straddles Europe and Asia, is the country’s largest city, while Ankara is the capital. The majority of the population identifies as Turkish, around 20% identify as Kurdish.

3 Recent Items: Turkey

‘Don’t bother’: Erdoğan says Turkey will not approve Sweden and Finland joining Nato

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NATO membership: Turkey’s demands complicate Finnish, Swedish bid • FRANCE 24 English

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