Turkey is about to begin a nearly three-week nationwide lockdown as the country, facing soaring COVID-19 case numbers and deaths, imposes some of its strictest COVID-19 measures yet.
- Residents will be required to stay home unless they are carrying out essential tasks
- Turkish business are already struggling and fear what impact the lockdown will have
- International tourists will be exempt from lockdown rules
Turkey’s health ministry recorded 37,312 new COVID-19 infections and 353 deaths in 24 hours on Monday. Those figures are sharply down from mid-April, but the nation still has the world’s fourth-highest number of cases.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced on Monday a “full lockdown” would begin on Thursday and last…
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