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Turkey says it sent 500,000 coronavirus test kits to United States

Reuters | Ankara | Updated: 19-03-2020 17:08 IST | Created: 19-03-2020 17:08 IST
Turkey says it sent 500,000 coronavirus test kits to United States

Turkey has sent 500,000 coronavirus test kits to the United States upon their request, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said on Thursday.

In a speech to parliament, Koca said that Ankara aimed to increase rapidly its own testing within Turkey and had a target of carrying out 10,000 to 15,000 tests per day. He said more than 10,000 tests have so far been carried out in total.



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