Turkey’s health minister koja said on social media on the evening of the 18th that 1158 new crown cases were newly confirmed in Turkey on the same day, with a total of 150593 confirmed cases; 31 new deaths, with a total of 4171 deaths; and 111577 cured.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in a televised speech on the same day that Turkey is in the process of anti epidemic and there are no problems in medical supplies, protective equipment and other aspects. He also announced that travel bans will be implemented in 81 provinces throughout Turkey during the coming Eid, and that the spring semester will end and the new semester will start in September.
Levant aken, an expert of Turkey’s Scientific Committee on coping with the new crown epidemic, said he hoped that by the end of May, the number of new diseases in Turkey would drop to 500 to 600 every day. If there are still more than 1000 new cases per day, the epidemic in Turkey will continue for some time.