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Turkish authorities are taking all possible measures to combat the pandemic

27.04.2021 40 просмотров

In Turkey, from April 29 to May 17, a complete lockdown is introduced.

The Turkish authorities are introducing a complete lockdown in the country from April 29 to May 17 due to the spread of coronavirus. This was announced on Monday by President Tayyip Erdogan at the end of the cabinet meeting. The broadcast was conducted by the NTTV channel.

“From 19:00 on April 29 to 05:00 on May 17, a complete lockdown is introduced. All offices, workplaces, except for those specifically agreed by the Ministry of Internal Affairs, will be closed. Intercity trips will be carried out with a mandatory permit, public transport will operate at 50 percent load,” he said. According to Tayyip Erdogan, the purpose of these measures is "to reduce the incidence of coronavirus to 5 thousand cases per day."

Under the lockdown, classes in kindergartens and schools will also be canceled. The rest of the educational institutions will switch to a remote form of education, exams will be postponed. The curfew will continue in the evening and at night. Hotels will stop making reservations and introduce a strict quarantine regime.

Thus, the lockdown in Turkey will last until the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. Earlier, the authorities introduced partial restrictions for the first two weeks of this month, but they failed to radically improve the situation with the spread of coronavirus. In recent days, the daily increase in the number of cases has reached 40-50 thousand.

Coronavirus was first detected in Turkey on March 10 last year in a local resident who returned from Europe. The total number of infected people in the country has so far exceeded 4.446 million, 36,975 people have died, and 3.844 million patients have recovered.

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