COVID-19 Turkey Update #4
Latest Status: 07.04.2020 (10:00 CET)
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What is new?
Two Pandemic Field Hospitals to be constructed in Istanbul
Current Disease Statistics: There are currently 30,217 confirmed cases and 649 deaths in Turkey. Their locations are not clear. 1,415 patients in ICU, 966 of which are connected to ventilator. 1,336 patients cured. 202-845 tests have been performed so far.
WHAT RESTRICTIONS ARE CURRENTLY APPLIED?
06.04.2020: Two field hospitals with 1000 bed capacity each, will be constructed in the premises of Ataturk International Airport (It was recently closed for passenger air traffic and replaced with the new Istanbul Airport) and Sancaktepe Airfield in 45 days.
06.04.2020: Access to all public transports, public places and hospitals now require wearing a surgical mask. President Erdogan announced today that the surgical masks cannot be sold in any Turkish market as a commercial product. The state started to ship free masks to people between the ages of 20*60 (5 masks per week) who makes an application to the Turkish Post or Turkey.gov.tr web sites.
06.04.2020: According to the updated COVID-19 Guideline: In-patients can be discharged after 48-72 hours of no fever or no need of oxygen. Isolation of outpatient can be stopped 14 days after the day that symptoms disappear. The healthcare providers with cOVID9 can return to work minimum 3 days after the disappearance of symptoms and two consecutive negative tests done in 24 hours intervals.
03.04.2020: Motor vehicle, air, sea and pedestrian access to 31 Metropolitan Municipaties (Adana, Ankara, Antalya, Aydın, Balıkesir, Bursa,Denizli, Diyarbakır, Erzurum, Eskişehir, Gaziantep, Hatay, İstanbul, İzmir, Kahramanmaraş, Kayseri, Kocaeli, Konya, Malatya, Manisa, Mardin, Mersin, Muğla, Ordu, Sakarya, Samsun, Şanlıurfa, Tekirdağ, Trabzon, Van) and Zonguldak City center have been banned for 15 days.
International transport vehicles, commercial freight trucks, public officers on duty, commuters, healthcare providers on duty, energy and infrastructure provision vehicles and all other parties with travel permission issued by City Pandemic Councils are exempted. Further city-specific restrictions are possible to be made by the City Pandemic Council.
03.04.2020: Turkish airlines has suspended all domestic flights until 20.04.2020. Pegasus Airlines suspended all flights until 30.04.2020. Sabiha Gokcen International Airport suspended all commercial Aviation Operations until further notice.
03.04.2020: Citizens below 20 and above 60 years of age are banned to go out of home. Wearing face mask become compulsory in crowded places.
Article by: Dr. Mevlüt Cengiz, Operations Manager firstname.lastname@example.org