ISTANBUL- Turkey has recorded 40,806 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, health ministry data showed on Thursday, the highest level since the beginning of the pandemic.
The cases have surged since the government eased measures to curb the pandemic in early March.
On Monday, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan announced a tightening of measures including the return of full nationwide weekend lockdowns for the Islamic fasting month of Ramadan which starts on 13 April.
The total number of cases is 3,358 million, according to data presented. The cumulative death toll was 176, bringing the latest daily death to 31,713.