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Turkey removes mandatory masks in most places

27.04.2022 141 просмотров

Tayyip Erdogan has announced that Turkey has lifted the requirement to wear masks in most places.


Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced on Tuesday the lifting of the requirement to wear masks in most places in Turkey.

"The requirement to wear masks indoors, which has been in place for almost three years in Turkey, is being lifted. The exception is public transport and hospitals," he said during a speech in Ankara.

In addition, the Turkish leader also announced that on Tuesday the last meeting of the scientific council for the fight against coronavirus, which had been analyzing the situation for all these years, was held.

On March 2, Turkey's Health Minister Fahrettin Koca announced the lifting of the requirement to wear masks on the streets. Prior to this, the so-called health codes, which were required to be presented when visiting government agencies, shopping centers, restaurants and cafes, were also abolished.

In the past two weeks, the daily increase in COVID-19 cases in Turkey is less than 4 thousand people. The coronavirus was first detected in the republic in March 2021, the pandemic in the country reached its peak in February 2022, when the daily increase was more than 100 thousand patients. During the entire pandemic, the number of cases of coronavirus amounted to 14.77 million people, and 97 thousand people died. BioNTech, as well as Turkovac's own drug. According to the Turkish Ministry of Health, more than 147 million people have been vaccinated against coronavirus in the country so far, and 57 million people have received the first component of the vaccine.

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