Turkey loosens restrictions related to Covid-19

Turkey loosens restrictions related to Covid-19

On Monday morning, May 3, the head of the Republic of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced that the government will reduce restrictions caused by the Covid-19 virus.

Fewer Restrictions For Specific Age Citizens

Erdogan had announced that from 10.05.2020, citizens over 65 years old will be able to go outside from 11.00 to 15.00. Also, from May 13, 2020, children under 14 years old will receive a similar relief by going out at the same time. Teenagers from 15 to 20 years old will be allowed to go for a walk from May 15.

Erdogan also said that from May 11 in the country can open their hairdressers, shopping centres and beauty salons. However, they have to disinfect and maintain a safe distance between people.

The leadership of the Republic of Turkey decided to lift the ban on entry and exit from these cities:

  • Erzurum
  • Malatya
  • Mersin
  • Mugla
  • Antalya
  • Hatay
  • Antalya

Educational institutions are scheduled to open in June. But the exact date is still being discussed.

Erdogan also warned that if people do not follow the instructions, then some restrictions may return.

The Statistics of The Reducing Number of Infected

According to the Turkish Ministry of Health, over the past 1.5 weeks, they recorded a significant decrease in the number of people infected with the Covid-19 virus in Turkey. So as of 04.24.2020, there were 80808 cases, as of 04.04.2020, the number of cases amounted to only 56,032 people.

The fight against coronavirus in Turkey had started since early April. Then the authorities announced a curfew for some groups of citizens and imposed restrictions on transport between cities.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), as of May 3, almost 125 thousand cases were registered in Turkey.

According to the forecasts from the Turkish leadership, the influx of tourists is expected to come in August.