General mask mode was introduced in Turkey. The corresponding circular specifying the updated rules for the inhabitants of the country in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic was published on the website of the Ministry of Interior on September 8.
“Citizens must wear masks without exception in all public places: in avenues, streets, parks, gardens, picnic areas, beaches, transport, etc.. The norm does not apply only on the territory of residential buildings,” the document says.
Also, the resolution prohibits to turn on music or conduct musical performances in all catering establishments and hotels after midnight.
The document says that the regime will operate without exception in all public places in 81 provinces.
On September 8 it was reported that Turkish authorities banned to ride in public transport of the country while coronavirus was growing.
Recep Tayyip Erdogan, President of Turkey, noted that citizens who do not wear masks and do not observe social distance will be subject to mandatory penalties.
Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca earlier reported that the coronavirus pandemic has reached its peak in the country. The highest rates of new cases of coronavirus in a day and deaths from it since May and June have been recorded in the country during the last days.