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Could summer holidays to Turkey now be in doubt? Daily cases surge to their highest number since June

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Turkey saw 1,256 cases in 24 hours sparking fears air bridge could be dropped.The number of new coronavirus cases is the highest it’s been since June 30.Currently there are 18.5 infections per 100,000 people in Turkey but if this increases to more than 20 then it will be added to Government’s quarantine list.

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Could summer holidays to Turkey now be in doubt?

Turkey could become the next popular holiday destination to be added to the UK’s quarantine list as the country sees the highest number in coronavirus cases since June.

The country saw a total of 1,256 new cases in the last 24 hours sparking fears the air bridge to Britain could be dropped and Britons could be barred from holidaying in Turkey without strict quarantining measures. 

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Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said on Twitter that the number of seriously ill patients, mostly with underlying medical conditions, was also on the rise with 668 people.

The ministry said 21 people died of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, bringing the confirmed death toll to 5,955.

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More than 248,000 people have tested positive for the virus in Turkey since March.

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Experts say, however, that all confirmed officials are undercounts due to limited testing, missed mild cases, possible government manipulation and other factors.

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Mask wearing in public is mandatory in much of Turkey but the country has lifted many of the restrictions previously put in place to curb the spread of the virus.

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As it stands, Turkey has seen a total of 248,117 coronavirus cases and 5,955 deaths, ranking it sixth in Asia and fifth in Europe.

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Doctors have been warning the virus has hit health workers as it gained traction through the summer ahead of planned in-person school reopenings next month. 

For three weeks last month, new cases had hovered just under 1,000. They were last this high on June 30.

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Turkey mostly lifted a partial lockdown on June 1 and recently imposed fines for those who do not wear masks and maintain social distancing in public.

The authorities had allowed the reopening of restaurants, cafes, parks and beaches, as well as lifting the ban on inter-city travel, as the country eases the restrictions it had imposed in a bid to stem the spread of the ongoing pandemic of the COVID-19 disease.

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The Turkish Medics Association said in a report on Friday that, based on its analysis of government antibody tests, there are likely some 10 times more active coronavirus patients than suggested by the official tally based on virus tests.

It added that 27 doctors and 53 healthcare workers have died from the virus in the last five months.

The cautious approach expected of individuals was not demonstrated by the central authority,’ it said.

Earlier this month, Koca dismissed as ‘unfounded’ claims that some hospitals and cities were at capacity due to COVID-19.

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The news has sparked fears that Britons could be left racing to get home to the UK if the Government add Turkey to the list of countries which require a 14-day quarantine on return.

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