WHO office to be opened in Istanbul

WHO office to be opened in Istanbul
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  • calendar-gray 09 July 2020

The office of the World Health Organization (WHO) will be opened in Istanbul, said Turkey’s Health Minister Fahrettin Koca at the press conference held jointly with the WHO director for Europe Hans Kluge being on a visit in Ankara, APA’s local bureau reports.

F.Koca said this office will function as an important health-related service center of WHO for the European region that will be engaged firstly in the fight against the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

The minister said after signing of the agreement in this regard with H.Kluge, the preparations will be implemented for commencement of functioning of the office in the shortest time.

The minister also stressed that the Science Institution established under Turkey’s Health Ministry strictly obeys the WHO recommendations.

H.Kluge said after lifting of the travel restriction in the “post-COVID” phase, he made his first visit to Turkey.

H.Kluge talking on the importance of preparedness as the pandemic hasn’t ended yet, appreciated as the WHO official the reduction by 75% of the coronavirus infection rate and the demonstration of the humanistic position in regard to the people at the age above 65 in Turkey from the beginning of the pandemic up to now.

 

H.Kluge thanked Turkey for its support to other countries in the fight against COVID-19.

H.Kluge said after lifting of the travel restriction in the “post-COVID” phase, he made his first visit to Turkey.

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