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Wearing masks becomes mandatory in Turkey’s major cities

Wearing masks becomes mandatory in Turkey’s major cities

Istanbul, Ankara, Bursa not to allow people without face masks in public places
18.06.2020 - 08:54

Turkey has made it mandatory for people to wear face masks in public in three more provinces as part of measures to curb spread of the virus.

1,429 MORE PEOPLE TESTED POSITIVE IN LAST 24 HOURS

In separate statements, the Istanbul, Ankara and Bursa Governorships made the announcements.

Turkish Health Minister has stressed that as Turkey relaxes virus-related restrictions, the public must continue such measures as wearing masks and maintaining social distance to ensure the virus does not flare up.

With these new measures, wearing masks has become mandatory in 45 provinces.

The total number of registered coronavirus cases in Turkey rose to 182,727 as 1,429 more people tested positive for the virus. A total of 4,861 people have died and 154,640 have recovered.

The total number of registered coronavirus cases in Turkey rose to 182,727 as 1,429 more people tested positive for the virus, Koca said.

 

 

Turkey ranks number 51 worldwide in terms of the number of cases per capita, with 2,151 confirmed coronavirus cases per 1 million people, he underlined.

19 FATALITIES RECORDED IN THE LAST 24 HOURS

Turkey's death toll from coronavirus reached 4,861 as 19 more people died over the past 24 hours, while it ranks 47th in global coronavirus mortality rates, with 57 virus deaths per 1 million people, he said. The tally of coronavirus recoveries in Turkey rose to 154,640 with 1,261 additions in the last 24 hours, he added.

Commenting on developments on the coronavirus vaccine, Koca said one of the two studies could reach the clinical study phase in September and one in October. He added: "There is no decrease in the potency of the virus, but there is a significant increase in the effectiveness of medical treatment."