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What happened in the last 24 hours in Turkey’s fight against coronavirus


The Daily Coronavirus Table by the Ministry of Health was shared from the address “covid19.saglik.gov.tr”.

Accordingly, 304 thousand 530 Covid-19 tests were carried out in Turkey in the last 24 hours, 22 thousand 857 people tested positive, 276 people lost their lives, and the number of those who recovered was 14 thousand 527.

Among the population over the age of 18, the rate of those who received the first dose of vaccine was 79.26 percent, and the rate of those who received the second dose was 61.18 percent.

The total number of vaccines made in Turkey so far has increased to 96 million 378 thousand 383. As part of the fight against Covid-19, a total of 813 thousand 77 doses of vaccine were administered in the last 24 hours.

The 10 provinces with the highest rate of those who received at least one dose of vaccine were announced as Muğla, Edirne, Çanakkale, Kırklareli, Balıkesir, Tekirdağ, Amasya, Aydın, Yalova and Antalya, respectively.

The provinces with the lowest rate of vaccination were listed as Şanlıurfa, Gümüşhane, Diyarbakır, Mardin, Muş, Bingöl, Batman, Bitlis, Bayburt and Siirt.

Sharing the daily table on his social media account, Minister of Health Fahrettin Koca said, “Schools will open on Monday. We are determined for a face-to-face and uninterrupted education year. Now, our children and youth are also on the table with us: 22 thousand 857 new cases, 276 deaths. If you have not been, if you are outside without a mask, they have some legitimate questions.” used his statements.

Circular on “Measures for Entry into the Country” from the Ministry of Interior

With the signature of Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu, a circular “Measures for Entry into the Country” was sent to the governors of 81 provinces.

Accordingly, the practice regarding the already suspended flights to Brazil, South Africa, Nepal and Sri Lanka will continue until a new decision is taken, and direct travel from these countries to Turkey will not be allowed.

Persons who come from another country but have been in Brazil, South Africa, Nepal and Sri Lanka in the last 14 days will be required to submit a negative PCR test report made maximum 72 hours before entering Turkey. These people will be quarantined for 14 days in places to be determined by the governorships. If the PCR test result on the 14th day is negative, the quarantine measure will be terminated. Those with a positive PCR test result will be isolated from the date the result is positive, and the measure will be terminated with a negative result from the PCR test at the end of the 14th day.

Arrivals from Bangladesh, India and Pakistan will be required to submit a negative PCR test result up to 72 hours prior to entry. Those who came directly from Bangladesh, India and Pakistan, and those who were found to have been in these countries in the last 14 days, had at least two doses (single dose for Johnson & Johnson) of vaccines approved for emergency use by the World Health Organization (WHO) or Turkey, and had at least 14 days after the last dose. Those who document that they have passed will be exempted from the quarantine application when entering the country.

Those who cannot document that they have received at least two doses (single dose for Johnson & Johnson) of the vaccines approved for emergency use by WHO or Turkey and that at least 14 days have passed since the last dose will be quarantined at their residence or at the addresses they will declare, and will be subjected to PCR testing on the 10th day of the quarantine period. If the PCR test result on the 10th day is negative, the quarantine will be terminated. Those who do not have a PCR test on the 10th day will be kept in quarantine for 14 days. In case the test results are positive, the current pandemic guidelines published by the Ministry of Health General Directorate of Public Health will be acted upon.

The provisions of the July 1 circular regarding the entry of those coming from Afghanistan and those who are understood to have been in this country in the last 14 days will continue to be implemented.

Individuals from the UK, Iran, Egypt and Singapore will be required to submit a negative PCR test report made up to 72 hours prior to entry.

Those who certify that they have received at least two doses (single dose for Johnson & Johnson) of the vaccines approved for emergency use by the World Health Organization or Turkey at all border gates from other countries and who document that at least 14 days have passed since the last dose will be exempt from quarantine measures. Starting from the 28th day of the first positive test result, PCR/rapid antigen test report with a negative result will not be requested and quarantine measures will not be applied for those who submit a document issued by the relevant country’s official authorities that they have had the disease in the last 6 months.

If the vaccination certificate or the documents proving that they have had the disease cannot be presented when entering Turkey from those coming from these countries, a negative PCR test report made maximum 72 hours before the entry or a negative rapid antigen test result made within a maximum of 48 hours from the entry will be requested.

Children under the age of 12 will be exempted from vaccination certificate applications with a PCR/Antigen test report when they enter Turkey.

In order not to adversely affect foreign trade, aircraft-ship crews, seafarers considered as key personnel, and truck drivers will be exempted from the “SARSCoV2 PCR test” and quarantine application.

Documents such as vaccination certificate, PCR/Antigen test result to be requested upon entry to Turkey will be checked by the carrier company in the country of departure before the journey for passengers arriving by air and sea, and for passengers arriving by land/railway by public transport. will not be ensured. The responsibility arising from the admission of undocumented passengers will be borne by the carrier company.

Persons who will enter Turkey through all border gates by the Ministry of Health will be able to undergo PCR testing on the basis of sampling at their destination. In this context, people will be allowed to go to their final destination after the test samples are taken, and if the test results are positive, they will be treated in line with the “Ministry of Health Covid-19 Guide”. Those who have close contact with those with positive test results will be isolated for 14 days at the addresses they have determined, and if the PCR test results to be performed at the end of the 10th day are negative, the isolation conditions will be terminated. Isolation conditions of those who are found to be carrying the Delta variant will be terminated at the end of the 14th day without PCR testing.

To be applied to Turkish citizens who will enter Turkey

The measures to be applied to Turkish citizens who will enter Turkey through the border gates were also included in the circular.

Turkish citizens will be able to enter the country if they document that they have had two doses of vaccine and that at least 14 days have passed since the last dose or that they have had the disease within 6 months. Turkish citizens who present a negative PCR test report maximum 72 hours before entry or a negative rapid antigen test result maximum 48 hours before entry will also be allowed entry.

Those who cannot present the specified document or test results will be allowed to go to their residence after the PCR test is applied at the border gates, and those who have a positive test result will be isolated in their residence.

Citizens who are allowed to enter the country in this way will be isolated at their destination in a manner to be determined by the Ministry of Health, and isolation will continue until they submit a negative PCR test report.

Workers who are not vaccinated for Covid-19 may be asked to have a PCR test once a week

The Ministry of Labor and Social Security sent a general letter dated September 2, 2021 to the governorship of 81 provinces, which includes the PCR test that employers will request from their workers and informing their workers about the risks and precautions of Covid-19.

According to the article, as of September 6, 2021, workers who are not vaccinated against Covid-19 may be required by the workplace/employer to have a PCR test mandatory once a week, and the test results will be recorded at the workplace for necessary actions.

What happened in the provinces

After the Covid-19 test results of some people in Adıyaman were positive, 221 houses in different neighborhoods were quarantined.

In some mosques in Adana, the mobile vaccine teams administered the Covid-19 vaccine to the citizens before and after the Friday prayers.

Marmaris Cruise Port has hosted the first cruise ship after 21 months due to Covid-19. Turkish delight and local soda were served to the passengers, who were greeted with a folk dance performance on their descent from the Bahamian-flagged ship “Blue Sapphire”.

A convoy was organized to support the “Children to School, Parents to Vaccination” campaign, which was initiated in Samsun to vaccinate parents and school bus drivers, and to increase the rate of second and third doses of vaccine.

The car driver Y.Ö, who violated the quarantine rule hours before the end in Kırıkkale, was fined 4 thousand 50 liras.

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