Turkey's health minister: "March 1 to see gradual virus normalization begin"

Turkey's health minister: "March 1 to see gradual virus normalization begin"
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Turkey will start to gradually normalize from coronavirus restrictions as of March 1, Turkey's health minister said on Saturday, APA reports citing Anadolu Agency.

Underlining that they are working carefully on normalization steps, Fahrettin Koca said on Twitter that the process will start with provincial public health councils dealing with four risk levels in line with Health Ministry criteria.

Announcing earlier this week an easing of restrictions starting in March, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said provinces will be categorized as low, medium, high, or very high risk based on infection rates and the vaccination process.

Turkey on Friday reported 7,419 new coronavirus cases, including 638 symptomatic patients, according to the Health Ministry.

The country's case count passed 2.62 million, while the nationwide death toll reached 27,903, with 82 fatalities over the past day.

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