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Turkey opens new hospitals as daily coronavirus cases drop

May 31, 2020 - Associated Press

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) - Two hospitals for coronavirus patients were opened in Istanbul on Sunday as Turkey's daily number of new cases fell to its lowest since the peak of the outbreak.

"Thank God, we prevented the spread of the pandemic even without needing the additional capacity we created here," President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said as he opened a 1,008-bed hospital, built over 45 days on the site of the former Ataturk airport.

Turkey recorded 839 cases over the previous 24 hours, He...