Turkey announces lockdown from April 29 to May 17 to curb coronavirus infections

Turkey announces lockdown from April 29 to May 17 to curb coronavirus infections

Turkey’s president says a full lockdown will start this week to fight coronavirus infections, marking the country’s strictest measure since the pandemic began.

 

The lockdown is set to begin Thursday and last until May 17.

 

Flights will begin from May 26. Visitors will not have to go through the quarantine as long as they fulfill other conditions of travelling within the air travel bubble.

  • Facilities such as astro pitches, swimming pools and fitness centers will be closed.
  • Large-scale activities of NGOs or public institutions and organizations will not be allowed as part of the new partial curfew plan.
  • Wedding ceremonies will also be banned and no visitors will be accepted at social protection/care centers such as nursing homes and rehabilitation centers until the end of the Ramadan holiday.
  • Meanwhile, the seating capacity for public transportation will be limited to 50%.
  • Those aged 65 and over and under 18 can go out during limited hours on weekends. People aged 65 and over will be able to go out between 10.00 a.m. to 2.00 p.m. and those under 18 between 2.00 p.m. to 6.00 p.m.

 

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