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Turkey ends nationwide 31-hour coronavirus curfew

Turkey ends nationwide 31-hour coronavirus curfew

Country imposing curfew from 10 pm to 5 am on weekdays and Saturdays and full lockdown on Sundays until July.
07.06.2021 - 11:40

Turkey ended a nationwide 31-hour curfew early Monday aimed at helping stem the spread of the coronavirus.

Turkey is imposing a curfew from 10 p.m. (1900GMT) to 5 a.m. (0200GMT) on weekdays and Saturdays and a full lockdown on Sundays until July.

Turkey started a gradual normalization process on May 17 after a 17-day lockdown that significantly brought infections in the country down.

Until June 1, the country enforced weeknight curfews from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., while weekends were under full lockdown.

Turkey has so far administered over 30.69 million doses of coronavirus vaccines since it launched a mass vaccination campaign in mid-January, according to official figures released Sunday.

Around 17.60 million people have received their first doses, while over 13.1 million have been fully vaccinated, the Health Ministry's count showed.