Statement from Minister Koca for cafes and restaurants
After the Critical Science Board meeting, Minister Koca shared important information and made warnings about the mutated virus. Referring to many issues ranging from vaccination calendar to face-to-face education, Koca also clarified the question of whether restaurants and cafes will be opened. Here are the details ...
The Scientific Committee convened once again with the coronavirus agenda under the chairmanship of Health Minister Fahrettin Koca. At the top of the questions that everyone wondered were whether there would be a relaxation in restrictions, new advice on face-to-face training and the number of cases. Minister Koca started his statements with the vaccination agenda and said "As of tomorrow, we are starting the second dose vaccines of our first vaccinated group. The goal is to ensure that at least 60 percent of our population is vaccinated. From tomorrow, citizens over 70 years old will be vaccinated to the system as from Friday." gave his statements.
Clarifying whether the mutated virus has an effect on the number of cases, Koca said, "The introduction of vaccines all over the world gave rise to a new hope in the fight against Covid -19. We are closely following the important mutations and their effects in 3 countries of the world. it is seen in our country as well. " used expressions.
Koca, "The whole genome sequence of 416 of 3758 samples was examined. 263 UK, 23 South African variants, 106 variants of unknown origin were detected. The recommendation of our scientific committee is to follow the course of the case without haste in easing the restrictions. The measures are the same ways of protection. same." said.
WILL RESTAURANTS AND CAFES OPEN?
Minister Koca also answered the question of whether there will be a relaxation in indoor restaurants and cafes. Koca said, "The course of the epidemic will determine this. As of March, it may be necessary to remove some restrictions based on the number of cases on the basis of provinces, or to increase it. Scientific Committee works. We will explain this in the next few weeks. It may be possible to loosen some restrictions on the basis of provinces on a regional basis. I can say that we will present it. "
WILL UNIVERSITIES OPEN?
Referring to the issue of face-to-face training, Koca said, "Our Scientific Committee is discussing this issue. We will have given an answer on this issue this week. The course of the epidemic is on the increase. Especially, face-to-face training should be initiated in this period, apart from practical training. I can say that it poses a risk. We have received lists from the Ministry of National Education for the schools that will start face-to-face education, we will put our teachers who will start education towards the end of the month in the vaccination calendar. " made the explanation.
Minister Koca gave details about domestic vaccine studies, "Phase 2 study has begun at Erciyes University. Phase-1 studies of at least 3 vaccines will be initiated within 1 week-10 days. These numbers will be increasing day by day." used expressions.
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