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Turkey imposes the first curfew for the whole country for the Eid al Fitr holiday

May 23, 2020

The Turkish government has imposed its first national curfew since Friday on Eid al Fitr, the holiday that marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan, with the aim of stopping the spread of the coronavirus.

The curfew, which will last for four days, therefore implies that markets, retail stores, greengrocers and butchers will continue their activities this Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., but they will remain closed from Sunday to Tuesday, the agency reported. Turkish Anatolia News Agency. However, bakeries can be open during curfew.

The Turkish government has imposed several curfews on weekends since the COVID-19 pandemic started in the country’s largest cities, but never nationwide.

Turkey imposes the first curfew for the whole country for the Eid al Fitr holiday
Turkey imposes the first curfew for the whole country for the Eid al Fitr holiday

As of Friday, the Turkish health authorities confirmed a total of 154,500 cases of coronavirus in the country, including 4,276 deaths.