“The restrictive measures assumed by Turkey due to the pandemic will not concern the tourists; that is why the curfew also does not concern them,” Ersoy said, adding that the measures on the counteraction pandemic would not be tightened in the country as the government takes control over the situation step by step.
The minister noted that soon the mass vaccination from the coronavirus infection will take place in Turkey.
“The first stage of the preparation for the vaccination we have ended; 50 million of doses of vaccine will be supplied to Turkey and the state will start the vaccination on the free-of-charge basis and at a quick pace – literally during 7-10 days. We hope that after this, the number of Covid-19 infections will decrease and the pandemic issue will be solved in a month,” he added.
As we reported, the Turkish government boosted quarantine measures, as the doctors expect a growing number of Covid-19 cases. In particular, the authorities introduce a curfew on the weekends and closed schools until the end of the current semester. Shopping malls, markets, and barber shops will be working from 10 a.m. till 8 p.m., bars and restaurants will only offer takeaway services. All cinema theaters will be closed until the end of the year.