Health Minister Dr. Fahrettin Koca, Turkey Grand National Assembly (Parliament) answered questions on the agenda of the parliamentary correspondents. Mutant virus for evaluating the latest state of Ministers husband, mutation increased with each passing day, he said in Turkey. Koca continued his words as follows:
“Mutation is increasing every day. The prevalence of the mutation in Turkey has reached 75 percent. Turkey is mutations in all the provinces, telling that on average is 75 percent. There is a predominantly British mutant. The British variant began to replace the virus. The most important feature of this variant is that it is very infectious, but we know that the virus is actually not a change.
There is a Brazilian and a South African variant. I mentioned a case seen in one of our Brazilian provinces. There have been three cases. Two cases in Istanbul, one in Izmir. The South African variant, on the other hand, has had 157 cases so far. As the mutant increases in the next period, we need to stay away from crowded environments and close contact, as its contagiousness is also high. We know that it has more serious consequences for the group we call the risky group. "
"BioNTech-Pfizer vaccine will start in a few days"
Stating that the application of BioNTech-Pfizer vaccine can start a few days later, Minister Koca said, “Preparations regarding logistics have been completed. biontech-Pfizer vaccine doses from the amount currently in Turkey was 2,8 million. It will be completed to 10 million in 4,5 days in a week. When the next one says, 'I don't want to be the Biontec vaccine,' there will be another, Sinovac vaccine. In this sense, the next will have the right not to have it done, ”he said.
"Animal studies of nasal vaccine are over"
Minister Fahrettin Koca, on the statement of the Minister of Industry and Technology Mustafa Varank that the spray vaccine developed against Covid-19 and will be applied through the nose will be available within the year said:
“Nasal vaccine; It is a vaccine that we have been following from the beginning and written to support in March 2020 as the ministry. As the ministry, we support and continue to support both the preclinical and clinical phases of the nasal vaccine through TÜSEB. We know it as a vaccine that provides mucosal immunity and prevents infectiousness because it prevents entry. Animal studies are over. Production preparations were made under GMP conditions for the research. I think that when the production for research is completed under GMP conditions within 2-3 weeks, we will rapidly initiate Phase-1 study for the volunteers in our Ankara City Hospital. "
Minister Koca, regarding the measures to be implemented in the month of Ramadan, said, “Tarawihs will not be closed. At this point, it will continue to be performed by showing sensitivity and taking measures. Collective organizations, such as iftar and sahur, were banned as explained by our President ”.