In light of the high number of Corona cases, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced (67) more closures. From April 29 to May 17, all operations without a special permit will have to be closed, Erdogan said in Ankara on Monday. The Ministry of the Interior will announce the exceptions. Travel between cities is possible only with permission.
Due to the sharp rise in the number of cases, Turkey has already tightened Corona restrictions at the start of the mid-April fasting month. For example, cafes and restaurants had to close and switch to delivery services. There is also a night curfew.
38,000 cases – in 24 hours!
The number of cases is very high, especially in Istanbul. On Monday, the Ministry of Health announced that the infection rate for seven days was about 850 cases per 100,000 residents. The Canakkale Province in western Turkey has also been severely affected.
On Sunday, the number of new infections every day reached about 38,600, which is less than the previous days. In one day, 347 people died from Covid-19. The country has a population of about 84 million.
Turkey started the vaccination campaign in mid-January and is mainly injecting the vaccine from the Chinese manufacturer Sinovac. 4.5 million doses of the Biontech / Pfizer vaccine are now also available. The Russian Sputnik V vaccine will also be produced in Turkey soon. (SDA)
Publication date: April 26, 2021, 8:11 pm
Last update: April 26, 2021, 8:11 PM