Turkey declares 4-day curfew across country

Consumers seen rushing into supermarkets, bakeries hours before curfew

ANKARA- During Ramadan Eid holiday beginning Friday, Turkey in order to fight against the novel coronavirus pandemic spread inside the country, has announced a four-day curfew, keeping in view the death cases in the country, reported around 4,200.

Turkey at the weekends although make nationwide announcement of imposing curfew in crowded cities to curb the spread, but this four-day curfew including the whole country and considered a major curfew imposed including Eid holiday which marks the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

Markets, grocery stores, greengrocers, and butchers are reported to be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. local time (0700-1400GMT) on May 23, but they will be closed on May 24-26. Bakeries will not have be closed during the four-day curfew.

Turkey imposed the first curfew on April 11-12 and followed by others in the past weeks. As of Friday, the country reported a total of 154,500 coronavirus cases with 116,111 recovered cases.

The spread made its to the world in December from Wuhan city of China. Recently, it has infected around 188 countries and territories worldwide including Russia, Brazil, and several European countries being the hardest hit in the world.

According to figures compiled by the US’ Johns Hopkins University, the total number of death cases reported globally are 336,400 with more than 5.17 million confirmed cases. The sources found out the recoveries nearing 2 million.

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