Turkey lifts virus quarantine in 177 sites

Alaturka Amerika ABD Haberleri

By Havva Kara Aydin

ANKARA (AA) – Turkey on Sunday lifted quarantine in 177 areas across 44 provinces as new coronavirus cases slowed down in the country.

"Quarantine measures have been annulled in 177 sites across 44 provinces," said the Interior Ministry in a statement.

Meanwhile, 162 sites are still quarantined.

The death toll from the novel virus has risen to 2,805 in Turkey, however, Sunday's figures showed a 20-day low.

The tally of infections is at 110,130, while 29,140 people have gone on to make a recovery.

After first appearing in Wuhan, China last December, the virus has spread to at least 185 countries and regions, according to data compiled by U.S.-based Johns Hopkins University.

The data shows over 2,94 million cases have been reported worldwide with a death toll of more than 205,600 and over 860,000 recoveries.