Coronavirus spreading out of control in Turkey, columnist says


Turkey’s COVID-19 coronavirus situation is out of control and that infections from the virus could soon be on a par with earlier figures, Muharrem Sarıkaya, a columnist of Habertürk daily, said on Thursday, citing health experts.

Turkey is losing control of the pandemic and the latest data indicates that the country is approaching rapidly towards the second peak of its first COVID-19 wave or what could be called a second wave, Sarıkaya said.

“We now see outbreak spreading in an uncontrolled way,” he cited Alpay Azap, a member of Turkish health ministry’s scientific committee on the coronavirus, as saying.

Turkey has consistently seen daily COVID-19 case numbers above 900 since mid-July when the government eased measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus. The tally has been above 1,100 and rising since Aug. 3, the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha.

“Society is very tired of the pandemic. They seem very worried, but they also do not care. Otherwise, the numbers are scary,” Sarıkaya cited Nuray Karancı, another member of the scientific committee, as saying.



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