Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday, April 26, announced, due to the situation with the coronavirus, the introduction of a national lockdown in the country, which will operate from April 29 to May 17.
“From 19.00 on April 29 to 05.00 in the morning on May 17, a full lockdown will be introduced,” Gazeta.ru quotes the president.
In accordance with the new requirements, all offices and hotels will be closed, except those specified separately by the police. Intercity movements will be carried out with a compulsory permit, and transport will operate at a load of 50%, Erdogan added.
In April, the head of the Turkish Ministry of Health, Fahrettin Hoxha, said that “two important negative factors” are affecting the growth in the incidence in the republic – these are “uncertainty fatigue” and virus mutations.
Due to the worsening epidemiological situation in Turkey, Russia suspended flights with this country from April 15 to June 1. It is planned that all tourists will return from the country by May 1.
According to the latest data from the Worldometer portal, over 4,629,969 cases of COVID-19 have been recorded in Turkey, 4,073,644 people have recovered, and 38,358 citizens have died.