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A worker of Maltepe Municipality cooks free food for locals over the age of 65 who are banned to go out because of a partial curfew as part of measures against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Istanbul, Turkey March 24, 2020. Image Credit: Reuters

Istanbul: Turkey’s death toll from the coronavirus increased by seven to 44 on Tuesday as the number of confirmed cases rose by 343 to 1,872, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said.

He said on Twitter that 3,952 tests had been conducted in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of tests carried out in Turkey to around 28,000.