Coronavirus: Turkey traders worry about keeping their households afloat

The Turkish economy was healing after a recession when the new coronavirus struck, leaving Ankara scrambling to contain the damage with stimulus measures worth billions and facing demands to do much more.

In an outdoor market in Ankara, residents are concerned about unemployment while traders are worried about keeping their households afloat.

More than 100 people have died from the novel coronavirus in Turkey, according to the health minister on Saturday, as 1,704 new cases were recorded.

Fahrettin Koca shared the latest figures in an image on Twitter, showing 16 more people had died in the last 24 hours, pushing the total death toll to 108. With the new cases of COVID-19, Turkey has officially recorded 7,402 people with the virus.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 10:02 - GMT 07:02