Turkey : Last minute … Corona virus statement from Minister Koca: The first death occurred

Minister Koca said:

* We evaluated Corona with a pandemic scenario.

* We reported the first case at the press conference late 7 days ago.

* The virus is transmitted through the respiratory tract. Crowded environments are the most risky environments. The virus is effective in different age groups.

* Results may vary in adults. Mortality rate is lower than expected. The elderly are in the high risk group.

* Our elderly with weak defense systems should be careful.

* We gathered due to a special situation. Tonight, we give news that upset all our people.

* I lost a patient for the first time today in our fight against the Corona virus.

* The deceased patient was 89 years old with Chinese contact.

Professor Dr. Cemil Taşcıoğlu's Corona virus test was positive!Professor Dr. Cemil Taşcıoğlu’s Corona virus test was positive!


Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO), held a press conference with the Corona virus (Covid-19) agenda at the headquarters in Geneva.

Stating that the number of cases has increased 13 times outside of China, Ghebreyesus has announced that they have made the decision to qualify the Corona virus as “Pandemic”, which is given to epidemics that spread and spread over a wide area such as the continent and the whole world.

Ghebreyesus, expressing that the epidemic was monitored for 24 hours as an organization, said: “We are deeply concerned about both the spread and severity of the virus and the inadequate action against the virus. Therefore, we made the assessment that the Covid-19 is considered a pandemic. ”


The name given to contagious diseases that threaten a large number of people simultaneously in the world. Pandemics or pandemic diseases are the general names given to epidemics (epidemics) that spread and spread over a wide area such as a continent or even the entire surface of the world.


Corona viruses are a group of viruses that are common among animals. In rare cases, scientists state that Corona viruses are “zoonotic.” According to the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention; The expression “zoonotic” means that viruses can pass from animal to human.


Corona virus symptoms are: runny nose, cough, sore throat, possibly headache, fever that may last for a few days although not definitive. For those with a weakened immune system, the elderly and very young, the virus is likely to cause serious respiratory diseases such as pneumonia and bronchitis. It is known that there are some Corona viruses that can be deadly and passed on to human, such as MERS and Sars.


Corona viruses can spread through human contact with animals. The transfer of the virus from person to person occurs with the contact of a person with the epidemic of an infected person. A Chinese virologist has published a study suggesting that the source of the virus is probably bats.


There is no specific treatment for corona viruses. Often the symptoms pass on their own. Physicians prescribe symptomatic treatment to relieve symptoms by prescribing pain medications and antipyretics.

Doctors say that the room humidifier and hot shower will be good for sore throat and cough. People who get sick need to drink plenty of fluids, rest and sleep as much as possible.