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Turkish baker supports French hospital by baking bread

Baker and his family prepare 150 loaves of bread daily for health personnel to contribute fight against COVID-19

Ahmet Emin Donmez   | 30.03.2020
Turkish baker supports French hospital by baking bread

ANKARA

A Turkish-origin baker and his family bake bread and take them to health personnel in the French city of Mulhouse to contribute to the fight against COVID-19 pandemic.

The family appealed to Emile Muller Hospital in the city to help its personnel, and the request was accepted, the baker Faruk Beyaz told Anadolu Agency.

They currently bake 150 loaves of bread and bakery products daily for the hospital.

He noted that a person from his family, Beytullah Beyaz, was positive for the virus and recovered after receiving treatment in the same hospital.

The virus known as COVID-19 has so far infected 40,751 people, and claimed 2,606 lives in France.

Over 741,000 people are infected, and more than 35,100 have died, with recoveries surpassing 156,800 in 177 countries and territories, according to data compiled by U.S.-based Johns Hopkins University.


*Writing and contributions by Gokhan Ergocun from Istanbul

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