High profile Turkish politician tests positive for Covid-19

High profile Turkish politician tests positive for Covid-19

High profile Turkish politician tests positive for Covid-19

The famous Turkish opposition leader Deva (Remedy) Party Ali Babacan has been tested positive for coronavirus (Covid-19) but was in good health, becoming the most high-profile Turkish politician to contract COVID-19.

"I just learned my COVID-19 test result is positive.Thank God, I am in good condition at the moment. My doctors said I needed to remain in quarantine with my family for some time. I will continue my work from home, God willing," Babacan said on Twitter.

Similarly, the Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's eldest son, Senator Flavio Bolsonaro, said he has tested positive for the new coronavirus but was asymptomatic.

The 39-year-old senator's office said in a statement he was "feeling fine," isolating at home and taking the anti-malaria drug chloroquine, which his father has aggressively pushed as a treatment for COVID-19 despite studies finding it is ineffective against the virus.

Turkey's new coronavirus cases have jumped to its highest level since mid-June at 1,502, according to data provided by the government, which responded by banning some celebrations in 14 provinces.

More than 23.6 million people around the world have been diagnosed with the coronavirus, and 15.3 million have recovered. More than 813,000 have died, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.
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