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Turkey inaugurates new hospital for COVID-19 patients

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Turkey on Sunday inaugurated a new hospital constructed for COVID-19 patients in the country’s biggest city Istanbul.

The hospital was built in the Ataturk airport area on the European side of Istanbul and named after Murat Dilmener, a notable Turkish doctor, who died of COVID-19 in Istanbul at the beginning of May.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan also attended the opening ceremony of the hospital, which has a capacity of 1,008 beds.

Another hospital had been launched to cure COVID-19 patients on May 29 in the Sancaktepe district on the Asian side of the city.

Turkey has recorded 4,515 deaths and 163,103 confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Saturday.

(XINHUA)

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