Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday offered condolences to Turkey over the lives claimed by the new coronavirus.
A statement issued by the prime minister’s office said Khan reiterated Pakistan’s continued support and solidarity with Turkey, including in Turkey’s efforts to combat the pandemic, during a telephone conversation with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
“The two leaders agreed that Pakistan and Turkey must work together and strengthen each other’s efforts in combating COVID-19,” the statement added.
Khan also thanked Erdogan for facilitating the Turkish government for Pakistanis who were stranded after flight suspension.
Turkey on Tuesday confirmed 725 deaths from the corona virus.
The total number of confirmed cases surged past 34,000, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said at a press conference in the capital Ankara.
After coming from Wuhan, China last December, the COVID-19 virus has spread to at least 184 countries and regions around the world, with its center shifting to Europe, while China has largely come out of the crisis.
This virus infects more than 1.38 million people worldwide, while around 293,000 people recover from this disease, according to data collected by Johns Hopkins University based in the U.S. More than 78,200 have died.
Although the number of cases has increased, most infected people experience only mild symptoms and make a recovery.
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