May 18, 2020 23:23 Asia/Tehran [Updated: May 18, 2020 23:34 Asia/Tehran]
  • Erdogan orders coronavirus curfew on Eid al-Fitr

Turkish President announced on Monday that Turkey would impose a nationwide curfew during the Eid al-Fitr holiday to contain the spread of coronavirus.

Iran PressAsia: "Turkey is successfully winning the battle against this outbreak," said Recep Tayyip Erdogan after the Cabinet meeting, according to Anadolu News Agency.

He asked citizens to comply with social distancing rules, warning that stricter measures could be adopted if there is a surge in the spread of the virus.

Erdogan went on to say that the country was not facing any difficulty in meeting the demand for medical and hygiene equipment.

Referring to the travel ban in 15 major cities, he said it was extended by 15 days.

He stressed the only way to end the pandemic is its elimination globally.

Since the outbreak of coronavirus, more than 150,000 people have been tested positive for coronavirus in Turkey, out of which more than 4,000 have died, according to the latest official figures.


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