Lockdown in Turkey – authorities tighten quarantine due to sharp increase in new cases

“In connection with the increase in the number of cases of coronavirus infection, the Turkish government has decided to tighten restrictive measures,” the publication of the country’s president quotes.

According to him, in the first two weeks of Ramadan, intercity communication is prohibited, the work of gyms, entertainment events is prohibited, and restrictions are imposed on people under 20 and over 65 years of age to go outside. In addition, the duration of the curfew has been increased, which will now operate from 19:00 (previously from 21:00) to 05:00. Restaurants operate only in delivery and takeaway mode.

According to the Turkish Ministry of Health, 59,187 people were infected with the coronavirus in the country on April 13, which became a new daily “record.” In total, 3,962,760 people were infected with COVID-19 in the republic, 34,455 died, 3,424,733 patients recovered.


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