Turkey reports new cases of coronavirus, bars and nightclubs ordered to close

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Turkey reported 12 new cases of the virus on Monday, its highest daily rise since the country announced its first case last week.

Two of the new cases were related to the first case reported in the country. Seven patients had travelled from Europe and three from the US.

There are currently 18 cases of the virus in the country.

Turkey will temporarily close bars and nightclubs as of Monday as part of measures to curb the coronavirus outbreak.

The Interior Ministry on Sunday ordered the closure across all 81 provinces starting 10 a.m. local time (0700GMT).



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