Minister of Health Fahrettin Koca, who held a meeting on health services with provincial health managers and chief physicians in Istanbul, drew attention to the increase rate of the omicron variant, and stated that a slight increase was observed in the number of inpatients.
Making a statement on his social media account, Minister Koca said:
“Due to the increasing number of cases, there is a slight increase in the number of hospitalizations. Although there is no negative situation to cause concern, it is necessary to insist on the precaution.
The transmission rate of the Omicron variant is very high. We need personal protective measures more than ever. Vaccination, mask and distance are our most important strength. Let’s not take the mask off our minds and on our faces in crowded environments.”