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Turkey cancels all int’l flights amid COVID-19 outbreak

Baku, March 28, AZERTAC

Turkey will suspend all international flights as part of measures to curb the spread of coronavirus, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Friday as the country's death toll from the pandemic climbed to 92, Anadolu Agency reports.

In an address to the nation, he said: "All international flights have been suspended for an indefinite period."

As for domestic transportation, the Turkish president said inter-city travels were now subject to local authorities' permission.

Stating that Turkey has the best ratio of intensive care beds to the population, he said they were scaling up the production of respirators.

"If we take all these precautions, God willing, we believe we will overcome this issue," he said, calling on people to stay calm and not to panic.

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