Turkey’s Coronavirus Scientific Advisory Board to convene today
Coronavirus Scientific Advisory Board will convene Wednesday under the chairmanship of Health Minister Fahrettin Koca.
The meeting will be held via video conference at 17:00 at the campus of Bilkent University.
After the meeting, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca is expected to make a statement at 19:00.
The Coronavirus Scientific Advisory Board of Turkey is a group of medical scientists set up by the Ministry of Health to develop measures in the fight against the 2020 coronavirus pandemic in Turkey that are imposed by the government.
The Scientific Advisory Board was set up on 10 January 2020 following the emergence of the coronavirus outbreak, before the World Health Organization confirmed it mid-March as pandemic.
The board consists of 26 members, including 21 university professors and 4 medical experts specialized in Pulmonology, Infectious Diseases, Clinical Microbiology and a legal advisor.
The number of board members increased later to 31 with the joining of expert academics in virology, internal medicine, intensive care medicine.