Turkish doctors warn about situation in hospitals after recent spike

FILE PHOTO: An aerial view of the deserted July 15 Martyrs' Bridge, known as the Bosphorus Bridge, during a two-day curfew which was imposed to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Istanbul, Turkey, April 18, 2020. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

Doctors in a what are considered to be coroanvirus hotspots in Turkey raised their alarm about the fact that hospitals are filling up with a significant increase in cases,  which according to them are more than those reflected in the official nationwide count. In the past week, the numbers went above 1,000 this week.

According to reports, the intensive care units and emergency rooms in the hospitals specifically reserved for COVID-19 patients are at full capacity in Ankara and another city.

The Turkish government, had lifted a partial lockdown in June to restart the economy. However on Tuesdaythe health minister described the 1,083 new COVID-19 cases as a “severe” rise after a four-day holiday weekend.