The head of the Chamber of Veterinary Surgeons of Istanbul has warned that 1 million people could be at risk of contracting the COVID-19 disease during Eid al-Adha, when thousands of people flock to unsanitary animal markets to slaughter livestock animals as a custom.
Tourists from Germany may soon have the chance to travel to Turkey for their summer holiday, said Thomas Bareiss, Germany’s commissioner for tourism.
Recent days have seen an increase in mosquitoes with many Istanbul residents applying to hospitals and pharmacies to provide some relief through the spraying of mosquito bites.
Turkey allowed weddings on July 1, after a monthslong ban due to the COVID-19 but social distancing rules along with some precautions remain obligatory for the wedding couples as well as for their guests.
Rescue and search teams have recovered the bodies of two more people who died after a boat that was believed to be carrying 55 to 60 migrants sank in Lake Van in eastern Turkey last week.
Turkey’s main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has said that leaders of political parties should not run for president, as the head of the nation has to perform in full partiality in line with the Constitution. Kılıçdaroğlu also underlined the need for consultations with the leaders of the oppositional alliance before nominating a presidential candidate.
Turkey’s metropolis Istanbul and capital Ankara are among the seven provinces that have seen the sharpest increases in the new coronavirus cases over the past three days, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca has said.