An additional 5,974 infections brought to 92,472 the number of people who have officially tested positive for Covid-19 in Italy since the crisis began last month.
Ramping up measures against the outbreak which has infected 5,698 people and claimed 92 lives, Turkey also limited intercity bus travel, banned walks and fishing along the seashore and beaches, as well as jogging in forests and parks on weekends.
Italy is second with 86,498 cases and China is third with 81,340 confirmed cases. Here's the latest for March 27:
At least 74 people have died of the coronavirus in Turkey, where more than 3,600 have been reported infected since the first case on March 11, the health minister said late on Thursday.
Chaired by Saudi King Salman, who is presiding over the G20 this year, the meeting's purpose was to tackle the pandemic and its economic implications as people lose their incomes amid closures, curfews and lockdowns.
The country's total coronavirus infections have crossed 2,400 and 59 people have died as yet.
The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has forced Turkey to close its borders, affecting the country's vital tourism industry.
Former deputy head of Saudi Arabia's general intelligence and a former royal adviser among 20 suspects named by Istanbul prosecutor's office in its indictment over the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
More than 18,500 people have died from Covid-19 globally, according to the Johns Hopkins pandemic tracker.
Turkey, like 194 other countries around the world, has been hit by the coronavirus pandemic. TRT World has some answers on how and in which cases residents of Turkey can get tested.
Health Minister Fahrettin Koca did not give more information but anti-malarial drug chloroquine has recently been used to treat coronavirus patients in China and now in France.
Turkey and Russia agreed on a protocol that urged parties to "cease all military actions along the line of contact in the Idlib de-escalation area starting from 00:01 on March 6, 2020."
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