ANKARA, July 12 (KUNA) -- The Turkish Ministry of Health denied on Friday
any confirmed cases of Coronavirus which killed a number of people in Arab and
European countries in the last few months.
The ministry said in a statement, after reports of tourists suffering
coronavirus in Turkey, that samples were taken from 150 tourists suspected of
carrying the virus, adding that the results were negative.
The ministry noted that health officials have taken measures to face any
coronavirus cases and to closely monitor health conditions in the country.
The coronavirus, which is related to the SARS virus, attacks the
respiratory system in both humans and animals. According to the World Health
Organization WHO, there are 49 confirmed cases of the virus, with 24 of the
cases leading to death, the organization called for an urgent meeting to
contain the virus.
The organization called on its members to monitor any abnormal respiratory
symptoms in patients, although there are no international warnings against the
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