Turkish paramedics are being given new equipment in a bid to fight against rising cases of coronavirus in the country.
The country has seen the number of cases rise to 9,873 in just the last 24 hours.
Turkey’s health ministry said on Monday that the latest coronavir-related deaths were in the cities of Mersin, Gaziantep, Antakya, Antalya, Mersinia, Kayseri, Hatay and Kayserik.
Turkey is the second country to have reported a rise in coronavirence deaths, after India.
India reported a jump in cases of 3,087 in the last month.
In a statement, Turkish health minister Fikri Işık said the ministry had made the decision to give more ambulances, which can operate in both rural and urban settings, to paramedics in the northern provinces.
The ministry also said it was increasing the number and type of ambulances available for the use of paramedics.
The Ministry of Health has also set up an emergency response unit, which will work closely with police, fire departments and other emergency responders.