Turkey confirms first coronavirus case in the country

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Turkey confirmed its first coronavirus case, health minister Fahrettin Koca announced early Wednesday.

Koca said the patient was a Turkish national who had travelled from Europe who is now completely isolated, and all his close relatives have been quarantined, according to Turkish broadcaster TRT.

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The minister warned citizens against unnecessary travel abroad and urged them to follow all methods of protection against the coronavirus announced by the ministry.

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