As the Covid-19 death toll and case numbers increase in Turkey, a hospital in Diyarbakır (Amed) refused to test seventy workers for Covid-19 who were displaying symptoms.
Seventy workers who work in a factory located in Diyarbakır’s first Organized Industrial Zone had applied to Gazi Yaşargil Training and Research Hospital for Covid-19 tests following some of their colleagues have tested positive for it.
However, the hospital reportedly refused to test the workers because they were in a group and it was felt that they were not displaying strong symptoms of Covid-19.
After this, the workers applied to the Diyarbakır City Health Administration requesting the tests but did not receive a positive response.
According to Mesopotamia Agency, the workers returned to their homes and said that they had stopped working.
Many were waiting to have their Covid-19 tests as they were suffering from shortness of breath and fatigue and had headaches, chest pains and back-pains.
Sixty five people reportedly died with Covid-19 in the past day in Turkey.
The number of people who have reportedly died with Covid-19 is 7,639 and the number of people who have tested positive is reportedly 306,302.
After the government eased restrictions in June, case numbers of people who have tested positive have begun to increase in Turkey.