Why Turkey is facing a steep curve of new coronavirus cases

Source:al Jazeera Date:04Apr2020

“Turkey has the highest acceleration rate for cases,” said Caghan Kizil, associate professor of neuroscience and genetics at the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres.

“This is because social mobility wasn’t prevented. If we look at China, they were successful because they identified asymptomatic patients who weren’t showing signs of infection. After the lockdown in Wuhan, the number of cases caused by undocumented infected people dropped significantly.”


Mehmet Ceyhan, chairman of Turkey’s Infectious Diseases Association, warned that the country could see its number of infections outstrip others.

“If we go at the current rate, our number of cases will be 300,000 in 10 days,” he said.