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The Turkish Parliament has suspended the meetings after finding several positive results among its staff

June 26, 2020

The Turkish parliament has decided this Friday to postpone the plenary sessions at least until June 30, after its employees have noticed an increase in the positive effects on the corona virus.

On June 24, seven new cases of COVID-19 among workers in Parliament were confirmed, so the House has decided to take a number of measures to prevent further spread. Infected include a press officer and several employees who work for the government’s Justice and Development Party (AKP).

In addition, a member of the opposition Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) would have been infected, as his own group confirmed. “It turned out that one of our deputies tested positive after a series of tests. He is under medical supervision and is improving,” said the training.

The Turkish Parliament has suspended the meetings after finding several positive results among its staffThe Turkish Parliament has suspended the meetings after finding several positive results among its staff

The Parliament’s Secretariat has therefore decided to take a number of measures, including the creation of a dedicated team to fight the pandemic and the closure of its restaurants within a week. A total of 19 people would be connected to the parliament and diagnosed with COVID-19.