Turkey’s hospital manager says Coronavirus pandemic in Istanbul is very bad, cases in 1000s not dozens.

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Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca on Tuesday reported Turkey’s first death from COVID-19, or novel coronavirus.

“In our struggle, today I lost one patient,” the minister told reporters. He added that Turkey detected 51 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 98

But according to the latest footage coming from the first-line of defense against coronavirus the situation is completely different.

The video is posted by Abdullah Bozkurt, journalist & author of Turkey Interrupted Derailing Democracy. According to his Patreon profile “Turkish government shut down his news service Muhabir (Reporter) in Turkish capital, seized its assets and forced him to go to exile.” He is now reporting from Sweden.