By Alejandra Pousa, 07/07/21
In his weekly message to the country, Minister Koca announced that the number of cases per a hundred thousand people has increased from 32.96 to 35.91. He underlined that the way out of the pandemic is vaccination, since, despite the general figures for the country, the areas where more people have been inoculated show an important decrease, such as the Black Sea provinces, Ankara, and Izmir.
He also reported that 3 cases of the Delta Plus variant have recently been detected in Turkey, one of them in Istanbul, but did not disclose the location of the other two. As for the other variant, Delta, there has been an increment in the number of people affected by it - 284 cases - and is now present in 30 provinces.
There will not be extra preventive measures during the extended Kurban Bayram holiday. Instead, the government's goal is to have 70% of people older than 18 inoculated before the 15th. To this effect, he emphasized that 1.5 million doses of Pfizer are expected to arrive this Thursday and that there are 3 million doses of Sinovac in stock, enough to reach the other target too: the third dose for those older than 50. The Minister added that the number of mobile units would be increased to reach rural areas and that refugees and registered foreigners were also being vaccinated.
Source: Vatan Gazete
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