Turkey's Health Ministry, Fahrettin Koca, said that the “omicron” strain of coronavirus dominates in the country.
Report informs, citing the minister's Twitter page, that in the current month the number of cases has increased four times compared to December last year.
"However, fewer infected people are hospitalized compared to the first waves of the epidemic. Precaution is needed. Let's be prudent and careful," Koca said.
At the end of last year, Koca noted that the daily caseload in the country increased due to the spread of a new strain of coronavirus, known as "omicron".
The Turkish authorities have not currently closed entry to the country amid the coronavirus pandemic. Tourists can visit the country despite a number of coronavirus restrictions.