Four out of every 10 Turks only leave their homes to meet their necessities, while 60 percent think large crowds pose a health risk, according to the results of a new survey on the COVID-19 pandemic.
A total of 52 percent of have been able to fully or partially resume their pre-pandemic social lives, Diken news site cited the survey by Ipsos polling company as saying, while only 15 percent have fully and 77 percent have partially resumed their social lives before the coronavirus pandemic.
Turkey confirmed its first coronavirus COVID-19 case in March 2020. The country saw a record 63,000 cases in April of this year, forcing a nationwide lockdown, which dealt a blow to the country’s tourism industry that provides essential foreign currency revenue for the economy.
Most pandemic measures were eased nationwide in July, seven months after the country rolled a vaccination programme.
The country on Monday confirmed 23,852 new COVID-19 cases while death toll from the virus in Turkey rose by 215 to 73,746, according to data from the Health Ministry.
Three out of every 10 people would like to resume their pre-pandemic social lives, but are anxious, the Ipsos survey conducted with 800 people over the age of 18 found, while two out of every 10 people believe they will never return to their old social lives.