Turkey ends nationwide 31-hour coronavirus curfew

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Turkey ended a nationwide 31-hour curfew early on June 7 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 COVID-19 vaccines since it launched a mass vaccination campaign in mid-January, according to official figures released on June 7.

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.

Hurriyet Daily News

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