Turkey says low risk of second outbreak, opens to controlled tourism

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ANKARA, May 20 (Reuters) – Turkey does not risk a second wave of infections from the new coronavirus at the moment, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said, adding that Ankara was preparing to start what he called controlled health tourism with 31 countries as of Wednesday.

Koca also said travel restrictions for senior citizens were to be eased in the coming days.

Turkey’s daily number of new COVID-19 cases has fallen to around 1,000 from around 4,500 last month. Its official coronavirus death toll stands at 4,199, with more than 110,000 people having recovered. (Reporting by Tuvan Gumrukcu and Ezgi Erkoyun; Writing by Ece Toksabay; Editing by Jonathan Spicer)

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