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Coronavirus Anxiety in Turkey Leads to Empty Store Shelves


People wear protective face masks due to coronavirus concerns in Istanbul, Turkey March 13, 2020.

After the Turkish Health Ministry recently confirmed the country's first coronavirus case, people have been flocking to pharmacies, grocery stores, and other outlets to prepare for a potential nationwide pandemic. VOA’s Umut Colak in Istanbul, in collaboration with Murat Karabulut in Ankara, filed this report on the shortage of supplies like face masks and sanitizers, and the sudden price hikes on such items. Bezhan Hamdard narrates.

Coronavirus Fears in Turkey Lead to Empty Store Shelves, Soaring Prices
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