Turkey reports first coronavirus death, 89 year old man
Fahrettin Koca said that the deceased was an 89-year-old man who contracted the virus from someone who had contact with China.
Koca also confirmed 51 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of infected to 98 in Turkey.
On March 11, Turkey became the last major economy to report a case of the coronavirus.
The Turkish government has been implementing strict measures since the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, from flight bans to schools temporarily closing.