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Turkey imposes first curfew as coronavirus infections surge

Ankara has announced its first lockdown covering 12 areas in the Black Sea coastal provinces of Rize and Trabzon as Turkey suffers its largest single-day jump in coronavirus cases.
A worker in a protective suit sprays disinfectant at Grand Bazaar, known as the Covered Bazaar, to prevent the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Istanbul, Turkey, March 25, 2020. REUTERS/Umit Bektas     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY - RC2YQF9U548J

The Turkish authorities announced the country’s first lockdown in 12 population centers in the Black Sea provinces of Rize and Artvin in the wake of Turkey's largest single-day jump in coronavirus cases.

Seventeen more people were killed by the novel coronavirus on March 27, bringing the total death toll to 92, Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca announced today. The total number of cases is up to 5,998 with more than 2,000 new confirmed cases — the largest single-day surge since the country reported its first case on March 10. 

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