Turkey’s coronavirus death toll rises by 239, says health ministry

People enjoy a warm and sunny day at the beach amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Istanbul, Turkey, December 31, 2020. (Reuters)
People enjoy a warm and sunny day at the beach amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Istanbul, Turkey, December 31, 2020. (Reuters)
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Updated 01 January 2021

Turkey’s coronavirus death toll rises by 239, says health ministry

People enjoy a warm and sunny day at the beach amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Istanbul, Turkey, December 31, 2020. (Reuters)

ANKARA: Turkey's coronavirus death toll rose by 239 in the last 24 hours, Health Ministry data showed on Thursday, bringing the total number of deaths to 20,881.
The number of new cases stood at 14,380 over the same period, bringing total cases since the beginning of the pandemic to 2,208,652.
Ankara has imposed full weekend lockdowns and weekday curfews to curb infections. Turks will also be on lockdown from 9 p.m. on Dec. 31 to 5 a.m. on Jan. 4 as part of the measures.