Corona hangs over Turkey … curfew in 31 cities


Source: Ankara – France Press

Turkey has announced a 48-hour curfew in 31 cities from midnight on Friday to counter the emerging Corona virus.

On Friday, Turkey crossed the threshold of a thousand deaths due to the Corona virus, with a count of 98 new deaths announced by the Ministry of Health.

The Covid-19 epidemic caused by the virus resulted in 1,006 deaths out of 47029 cases in Turkey in general, Minister Fakhruddin Kuja explained during a press conference in Ankara.

The minister indicated that 2,243 patients have recovered in hospitals.

On the other hand, Kocaeli has reported that more than 307,000 tests have been conducted to detect HIV infection so far in Turkey, where the death rate among people affected by the epidemic is 2.15%.

Faced Turkey Several days ago, the epidemic accelerated, with more than 3,000 new infections recorded daily since April 4.

In light of this situation, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has taken several measures and ordered the closure of schools, bars and cultural centers, the suspension of trips and the restriction of the movement of the population.

But he has resisted calls by a number of opponents and doctors to impose a public home stone across the country, which he rejects so as not to paralyze the fragile Turkish economy.

At present, it is forbidden to go out at all to people over the age of 65 or under twenty, or those with chronic diseases.

On Thursday, Turkish authorities announced that they would monitor the movement of people whose HIV and their relatives’ tests reveal, thanks to an application on their smartphones.


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