Turkey has introduced new precautions and restrictions to slow the spread of Covid-19. According to Gazete Karınca’s report, new restrictions and lockdown measures were announced on 30 November after a cabinet meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and the Turkish Interior Ministry.
The first weekend lockdown will begin at 21:00 CET on Friday 4 December, and will end at 05:00 on Monday. It will continue on the same schedule until a new decision is announced.
Markets, grocers, greengrocers, butchers, bakeries, and dried nuts sellers can be in service between the hours of 10:00 and 17:00 on weekends. Citizens aged below 20 and above 65 can go to the nearest markets and grocers to meet their needs on the condition they do not use vehicles.
Workplaces such as lunchrooms and restaurants will be able to serve takeaways between 10:00 and 20:00 during weekend lockdowns.
Until a new decision is announced, lockdowns will be implemented each working day between the hours of 21:00 and 05:00 across the country. The first lockdown will start as of 21:00 on 1 December.
All workplaces will be closed on the weekdays at 20:00, not including specific exceptions.
Interprovincial travel will be allowed in the case of essential or urgent situations, such as healthcare services, funerals and housing issues.
Citizens who have to attend central exams, are discharged from their military obligations, hold an invitation letter for private or public associations, or are released from prisons, will be able to travel by applying to the district governorships online or by telephone to receive permission from the Travel Permission Association.
Aside from the above cases, people will be able to use only public transportation such as buses and trains.
Working hours public associations and organisations will begin at 10:00 and finish at 16:00 as of Wednesday.
New precautions as of 1 December are as follows:
– Services in swimming pools, bathhouses, saunas, massage parlors and funfairs will be halted. Customers will not be allowed to enter bookmakers, bookies, or national lottery offices.
– Use of public transportation within the provinces will be restricted for citizens aged below 20 and above 65, who will be able to use the public transportation services during the permitted hours of 10:00-13:00 and 13:00-16:00.
-Funerals will be restricted to a maximum of 30 people, while weddings will also be restricted to 30 people.
-Collective events in houses are banned.
-HES code obligatory to enter malls.
-Province and District Public Hygiene Boards have authority to restrict the number of people in crowded squares and streets.
-Education in nursery classes and kindergardens will be paused.
-The outbreak restrictions will be controlled tightly in workplaces with 50 or more employees, under the supervision of workplace doctors.