- The Turkish Ministry of Health took action before the WHO statement was issued, 26 countries expressed their desire to cooperate with Turkish efforts, and 7 countries requested formal cooperation with Turkey to combat the disease,
During the past weeks, Turkey has turned into a role model for effective control of the new Corona virus worldwide, as it continues to take precautionary measures to prevent the virus from spreading.
According to information obtained by Anatolia, the Turkish Ministry of Health continues to combat the new type of Coronavirus (Kovid-19), which has appeared in the Chinese city of Wuhan, and caused the deaths of nearly 3,800 people as of Sunday worldwide.
Turkey is one of the first countries to combat the spread of Corona
Turkey is one of the first countries in which the Ministry of Health announced the start of deploying thermal cameras at airports to detect infected cases and impose quarantine to stop the spread of the virus, according to the ministry’s information.
And Turkey, before the issuance of a related statement from the World Health Organization, quickly declared a state of emergency against the Corona virus, as it stopped flights with high-risk countries where the presence of the virus was observed, and closed the land borders with Iran and Iraq.
According to the recommendations of the Turkish Scientific Committee, the Ministry of Health hastily set up field hospitals in the border areas, and applied quarantine and monitoring for a period of 14 days to all people who entered Turkey from countries where the virus spread.
Strict medical procedures
Turkey also provided all the necessary capabilities to bring its citizens stranded in countries that have witnessed the spread of the virus, especially China and Iran.
The Ministry of Health imposed a quarantine on Turkish citizens who were brought from outside the country, where their health was monitored in hospitals for a period of 14 days, taking all necessary medical measures.
As part of the measures taken by the Ministry of Health, the institutions concerned granted 14-day paid sick leave to all persons who visited Iran, China, Italy, Iraq and South Korea recently.
The total measures taken by the Turkish Ministry of Health attracted the world’s attention and drew attention to the determined efforts that it is making, even before the list of proposals to deal with the virus by the World Health Organization.
26 countries express their desire to cooperate with Turkish efforts
And a group of countries in the world follow the efforts made by Turkey in the field of combating the new type of Corona virus with great interest and appreciation, expressing its desire to cooperate with Turkey in this field.
In this context, several countries have expressed their desire to exchange information and experiences with Turkey in order to cooperate in improving efforts to combat the new Corona virus.
And 26 countries have requested cooperation with Turkey in the fight against the Corona virus.
Countries are Albania, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, the People’s Republic of China, the United Kingdom, the United States, Montenegro, Iran, Iraq, South Korea, Libya, Lebanon, Kyrgyzstan, Colombia, Italy, Kosovo, the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, Mongolia, Moldova, Djibouti , Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Qatar, Kuwait, Vietnam, and Tajikistan.
Official cooperation requests from 7 countries
As part of the fight against the spread of the new Coronavirus around the world, the Turkish Ministry of Health has developed a local diagnostic package to quickly detect the Coronavirus.
The diagnostic group, developed with local resources, to combat the spread of the new Corona virus, can provide confirmed results within a period of 90-120 minutes.
Seven countries, Azerbaijan, Japan, Kyrgyzstan, Vietnam, Djibouti, Turkmenistan and Qatar, are currently in contact with the Turkish Ministry of Health to obtain the developed diagnostic kit, which has a high degree of accuracy in providing quick results on the Corona virus.