30 cities in Turkey closed and residents are required to wear medical masks

Turkey closes the entry and exit of vehicles for 15 days in 30 major cities and provinces of Zonguldak because of coronavirus. Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the Turkish leader, made such an address to the nation on April 3.

Among new measures to combat the spread of this infection in the country, the authorities have obliged citizens to wear protective medical masks in public places. People are required to maintain a distance of at least three steps from each other in the street.

“A curfew has been introduced for people under the age of 20,” NTV quoted Erdogan as saying.

Earlier on Friday, Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koja announced that 69 people had died from COVID-19 in the country in the last 24 hours. “The total number of confirmed cases of Coronavirus infections has increased to 20,921, with 2,786 tests positive for the past 24 hours,” Anadolu agency quotes the minister as saying.

During an address to the nation on 25 March, Erdogan said that after the Coronavirus pandemic, a new political, economic and social system will be built and “nothing will be the same”.

The country’s government, as part of the fight against COVID-19, has developed a “road map”, according to which 100 billion lire (about $ 15.5 billion) will be allocated to the economic support of business and citizens during this period. In addition, the introduction of the tax on hotel accommodation is postponed until November.