March 13, 2020 / 5:52 AM / 24 days ago

Second patient diagnosed with coronavirus in Turkey - minister

FILE PHOTO: A municipality worker in a protective suit disinfects Kilic Ali Pasa Mosque due to coronavirus concerns in Istanbul, Turkey March 11, 2020. REUTERS/Kemal Aslan/File Photo

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - A second patient has been diagnosed with coronavirus in Turkey, the country’s Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said on Friday after Ankara announced a series of measures to curb the spread of the virus.

Koca wrote on Twitter that the second patient, whose test results came on Thursday evening, was from the circle of people close the first patient diagnosed on Wednesday.

Reporting by Daren Butler; Editing by Jonathan Spicer

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