The Turkish Interior Ministry issued a circular on easing restrictive measures on the coronavirus after the lockdown on May 17.
Earlier, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan announced a complete lockdown in the country from 19.00 on April 29 to 5.00 on May 17 due to the situation with the coronavirus. All organizations and institutions have ceased their activities, except those released by the circular of the Ministry of Internal Affairs.
As previously reported by the Turkish Ministry of Health, the daily increase in detected cases of coronavirus in Turkey on Friday was 11,394, this is the lowest value since March 7. It showed the maximum since the beginning of the pandemic, amounting to 63,082 cases, after which it began to gradually decrease. At the same time, on April 30, the maximum number of deaths per day was registered – 394.
“Until June 1, a daily curfew is maintained from 21.00 to 05.00 and a round-the-clock curfew on Saturdays and Sundays. Grocery stores are open from 10.00 to 17.00 on Saturday and Sunday. During the period of gradual normalization, long-distance travel will be carried out during periods and days when the curfew is not in effect. Restaurants and cafes will work only for take-out and delivery,” the document says.
Shopping centers, as well as shops selling clothing, haberdashery and household goods, will be able to work from 10.00 to 20.00 on weekdays. Citizens aged 65 years and older will be able to go out only from 10.00 to 14.00 on weekdays, those who received two doses of the vaccine are exempt from these restrictions. It is noted that these restrictions do not apply to tourists, while foreigners with a residence permit are required to comply with the restrictions.