Turkey backing intense R&D to find coronavirus vaccine
The Turkish government is providing support to institutes and researchers in the country working to find vaccines, the industry and technology minister said on March 17.
"Our universities and research infrastructure started a more focused and intensive shift in the field of vaccine development and the fight against this virus since January," where coronavirus reached the world stage, he added.
Turkey currently has 98 confirmed cases of the virus, most of them contracted through foreign visits to the U.S., Europe, the Middle East, and China.
Turkey reported its first death from the coronavirus on late March 17.