After provinces with zero cases and zero intensive care patients, the number of daily cases has now fallen below 5,000. When the data was positive, he was curious if a decision would be made regarding the use of masks. All eyes turn to the scientific committee which will meet tomorrow.
According to Health Minister Fahrettin Koca, the scientific committee will hold “one of its most important meetings”. Field data will be evaluated and mitigation measures will be on the agenda.
The last time, in July last year, the number of daily cases fell below 5,000. After 10 months, this data was returned again. In one day, 4 thousand 425 new cases of coronavirus were detected. So, will this decrease in the number of daily cases ensure the transition to normal life?
Minister Koca indicated tomorrow for the meeting: it is time to get the epidemic out of our minds
Health Minister Fahrettin Koca made a statement to journalists after his visit to Bursa Governor’s office yesterday, in my opinion, this meeting will be one of the most important meetings of the Scientific Council. Although the coronavirus outbreak is still on our agenda, it’s time to get it out of our heads. expressions used.
Minister Koca continued his remarks as follows;
Our patients are dwindling day by day in our hospitals and intensive care units, and COVID wards are gradually closing. We will discuss the point reached in the epidemic and the current measures during the scientific committee which will meet on Wednesday this week. In my opinion, this meeting will be one of the most important meetings of the Scientific Committee.
[Sağlık Bakanlığı Toplum Bilimleri Kurulu Üyesi Prof. Dr. Mustafa Necmi İlhan.]
“There can be relief from wearing masks in closed areas”
After eyes turned to the meeting of the Scientific Council to be held tomorrow, the member of the Social Science Council of the Ministry of Health, Prof. Dr. Mustafa Necmi İlhan said there might be some relief in wearing masks in closed areas.
İlhan said: “Wearing masks in closed areas can probably bring some relief. Here, especially if there are citizens who want to wear masks, it should be justified. People may want to take care of themselves- same and want to wear them.
I think in the next stage there will be a little more relaxation in closed areas, but the mask will be worn in long-term travel such as planes, trains, buses, and the mask will be worn in environments such as hospitals. The implementation of the HEPP code and other restrictions have been significantly lifted, perhaps there is a regulation regarding schools. I wonder if we can be more careful in schools, what kind of precautions we can take, these will probably be studied.
“There is no point in using a mask outside”
Commenting on TRT Haber regarding the coronavirus epidemic, the member of the scientific committee of the Ministry of Health on coronavirus, Prof. Dr. Tevfik Özlü said: “There is no point in using a mask in the open anymore. Apart from that, there are risk groups that we need to protect. mentioned.
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Özlü said life has returned to normal in European countries and said;
I go to European countries and see the situation there. Prohibitions, closures, restrictions are no longer in question. Life has completely returned to normal. But the individual measures continue according to the sensitivities of the people. I myself try not to enter closed spaces and crowded and poorly ventilated social spaces as much as possible, or I try to get out of them as quickly as possible. I always wear a mask in places like this. These are questions that I think we should all pay attention to individually.
“We should avoid eating and drinking together indoors”
Stating that family gatherings in closed environments are still not safe, Prof. Dr. Özlü continued his remarks as follows;
There is no longer any point in using masks outside. It’s good to say that. Apart from that, there are risk groups that we need to protect. There are those who have a chronic disease over the age of 65 or who take an immunocompromised disease or immunosuppressive treatment, even if they are not old. We must protect them.
Because these can still be serious and can be fatal. In this regard, it is important that these people stay away from closed environments where they will be with other crowded people where possible contagion can occur, to use their masks and to use their masks.