The Covid-19 Pandemic in Turkey: Where the Country Stands?Thu, Dec 9, 2021 12:00 AM
On December 5, 2012, 350 thousand 937 Covid-19 tests were taken in Turkey and 9 thousand 357 people tested positive, while 185 people lost their lives because of the virus.
The Covid-19 pandemic still continues to be a major problem for all countries in the world. However, certain countries can cope with this challenge much easier than other countries too. In this regard, Turkey can be one of the example countries both with its healthcare system and the vaccination awareness among the society.
Health Ministry Working Hard to Educate People
As you know, one of the biggest challenges in coping with the pandemic problem is people and their attitude against vaccination. Many people have quite weird conspiracy theories about vaccination, and thus provide a suitable environment for the spread of the virus.
However, the Turkish Health Ministry did a great job in informing people. They had created special teams to inform such individuals about the things that they have no idea about or have misinformation about. In addition to this, these teams visited the homes of many unvaccinated people to persuade them for the vaccination.
As a result, Turkey has a quite good standing in efforts to cope with the Covid-19 pandemic. Despite it being more populous than most European Union countries, the daily cases are quite low compared to these countries.
Advanced Healthcare Industry is Doing Very Well
Turkey has one of the most advanced healthcare systems in the world and it is the number one country in healthcare tourism. Besides public institutions, private institutions are also doing very well. Turkish citizens can benefit from free healthcare services.
Considering the Turkish Lira depreciation, Turkey is also a great option for many foreigners. There are private and public hospitals that only serve Covid-19 patients. In addition to this, the government is doing quite great to take everything under control.
Thus, it is completely safe for Turkey these days. If you have the required vaccination, you will not have to stay in quarantine for 14 days either. Just make sure that you have two doses of valid vaccination before visiting the country.