Istanbul (IP)- The number of coronavirus patients in Turkey is increasing and 50% of the hospital capacity is allocated to COVID-19 patients.

Iran PressAsia: The death toll from the coronavirus in Turkey has risen from about 15 people a day to more than 70, and the number of infected people has exceeded 300,000.

The Turkish government has tightened restrictions. The use of masks has become mandatory throughout the country, and inspections in public places have increased.

In Istanbul, people and tourists are tightly controlled at the entrances and inside the city. New restrictions have been imposed on the movement of people over the age of 65, and their time in places and means of public transport is limited.

Heavy fines are also imposed on owners of public places such as restaurants and shops, as well as those not wearing masks.

The fines range from 900 to 3,000 Turkish lira, and violators will be barred from government services until paid.

The coronavirus pandemic has now claimed one million lives around the globe, according to the latest official death tolls, with more than 33 million infection cases.

Since the first-known cases emerged at a Wuhan wet market in December 2019, the pattern of life has been drastically, perhaps in some ways irrevocably, altered the world over.

World sports, live entertainment, and international travel ground to a halt as fans, audiences, and tourists were forced to stay at home, kept inside by strict measures imposed to curb the virus spread.


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