Turkish authorities declares three-day curfew

A 24-hour curfew from April 23 to 25 is imposed by the Turkish government amid an increase in the spread of the coronavirus in the country.

“Due to the fact that April 23 is a public holiday, National Independence and Children’s Day, this week the restriction on going out will begin at 7 p.m. on April 22 and end at 05 a.m. on April 26,” the Turkish Interior Ministry.

During a curfew, residents can only leave their homes to visit grocery stores and pharmacies from 10:00 to 17:00, visits to doctors, and walking their dogs.

Earlier, on April 12, Turkish Minister of Health Fahrettin Hoxha said that “two important negative factors” – “uncertainty fatigue” and the mutation of the virus – are influencing the growth of the disease in the country.

According to the latest data from the Worldometer portal, more than 4.4 million cases of COVID-19 were registered in Turkey, more than 3.8 million people were cured and 36.9 thousand died.