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Turkey to provide free hospital care to all patients with COVID-19

In the last 24 hours, a new record of patients who were discharged in Turkey after being treated with coronavirus, was registered, amounting to a total of 842 in a single day.

All patients with COVID-19 in Turkey will be treated at no cost in the Turkish health system regardless of whether or not they have social security, according to a decision published in the Official Gazette of the Republic, Turkish media reported.

The measure assumes that no fees will be charged to people for the use of protective equipment, virus detection tests, medications or other medical material necessary for the treatment of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), which will be provided by the Ministry of Health of Turkey.

According to the latest data released on Tuesday night by the Turkish Health Minister, Fahrettin Koca, in the last 24 hours there was a new record of patients who were discharged in the country after being treated with coronavirus, amounting to a total of 842 people healed in just one day.

Koca added that to date there have been 65,111 cases of patients with COVID-19 in Turkey, while the number of deaths is 1,403. In addition, in the last 24 hours, more than 33,000 tests were carried out on suspected coronavirus cases, adding up to date more than 443,000 detection tests, which places Turkey among the top five countries in terms of daily and total tests performed, according to the government.