The Turkish government boosts quarantine measures, as the doctors expect growing number of Covid-19 cases. In particular, the authorities introduce a curfew in the weekends and close schools until the end of current semester.
Daily Sabah quoted President Recep Tayip Erdogan who claimed that the weekend curfew would be active from 8 p.m. till 10 a.m. "If the number of cases keeps growing, the measures that cause painful consequences for all of us will definitely return to agenda", he said.
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.
Erdogan added that the citizens aged under 20 and over 65 will face new restrictions; they will be allowed to stay outdoors only from 10 a.m. till 4 p.m.
Over the last 24 hours, Turkish medics confirmed 3,819 new cases, including 103 deaths caused by the disease. Last time such figures were observed in April. 417,591 cases have been registered in Turkey since the beginning of the pandemic.