Turkey’s Covid-19 Figures Questioned After Asymptomatic Cases Omitted

ISTANBUL—The severity of Turkey’s coronavirus outbreak was named into question following the governing administration acknowledged it was not counting asymptomatic cases, triggering criticism from area clinical gurus and prompting the U.K. on Friday to toughen quarantine requirements for travelers coming from the state.

The rising controversy will come as Turkey, which has recorded far more than 8,000 deaths from the virus, is seeking to reboot a tourism business hit challenging by months of lockdown and air-travel disruption.

“The Turkish Wellbeing Ministry has been defining the variety of new COVID-19 cases in a various way to the definition made use of by international organizations these as the Earth Wellbeing Business,” U.K. Secretary of Point out for Transport Grant Shapps said. “So we have updated our risk assessment for the state.”

Because the coronavirus pandemic arrived at the state in March, the Turkish Wellbeing Ministry has posted a day-to-day compilation of the

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