Turkey’s Coronavirus Scientific Advisory Board to convene today
Coronavirus Scientific Advisory Board will convene on Wednesday under the chairmanship of Health Minister Fahrettin Koca.
The meeting, which will be held in Bilkent Campus in Ankara, will start at 16:30.
The number of cases in the country, the ongoing vaccination campaign, and measures against mutated strains are expected to be discussed at the meeting.
Health Minister Fahrettin Koca will make a statement after the meeting.
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 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 a 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.