6 more Turkish lawmakers test positive for COVID-19

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Six members of the Turkish parliament have tested positive for COVID-19, raising the number of infected lawmakers to 11, the Diken news website reported on Tuesday.

A total of 43 cases have been detected in parliament, including employees.

The deputies were put in quarantine at an Ankara hospital, while four others who have recovered were released. A total of seven lawmakers are currently undergoing treatment, according to the report.

One deputy, ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) member Emin Akbaşoğlu, is in intensive care.

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