Turkey detects 29 more coronavirus cases, total rises to 47

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Turkey detects 29 more coronavirus cases, total rises to 47

People wear protective face masks due to coronavirus concerns in Istanbul

ANKARA (Reuters) - The number of coronavirus cases in Turkey rose to 47 on Monday, with 29 new cases confirmed, the country's health minister said.

"All recent 29 cases are directly or indirectly related to the United States, Middle East and Europe, while 3 cases have arrived from Umrah," Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said on Twitter.

"Contact with foreign countries will remain a risk," Koca warned.


(Reporting by Ece Toksabay; Editing by Leslie Adler)