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Turkey extends closure of schools until April 30 over coronavirus outbreak

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Turkey will extend the closure of all schools in the country until April 30 over the coronavirus outbreak and home schooling will continue during this period, Education Minister Ziya Selcuk said on Wednesday.


Turkey had shut schools and set up a home-schooling system for students to continue lessons after the outbreak of the virus two weeks ago.

Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca, speaking alongside Selcuk, said the closure was not a break, but rather a preventative measure to protect families.

Turkey’s death toll from the coronavirus increased by seven to 44 on Tuesday and the number of confirmed cases rose by 343 to 1,872.

The Health Ministry said 26 patients had recovered so far, the first figures of recovery in the country.

Edited By: Abiodun Oluleye/Emmanuel Yashim
(NAN)



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