Turkey, quarantine due to coronavirus

48,000 people fined for violating curfew in Turkey

More than 60 villages in Turkey remain in quarantine for the coronavirus. Authorities ask the public to comply with hygiene and social distance measures, and to wear a mask to go outside.

Although most citizens complied with the 4-day curfew imposed in Turkey after the end of Ramadan to prevent an increase in contagions by the coronavirus, about 48,000 people were fined by the police for violating the restrictions, according to informed the Ministry of the Interior.

In what was the first curfew decreed for the entire country since the first measures were taken in March as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, a total of 47,831 people were fined or reported to authorities only between midnight on Friday 22 and Sunday, May 24 8:00 p.m., although the curfew lasted for another two days.

The ministry also reported that quarantine measures have been lifted in 395 villages in 63 of the country’s 81 provinces, but another 66 populations in 25 provinces across Turkey remain confined by the coronavirus, so it urged anyone to comply with hygiene measures and the maintenance of social distance, asking citizens to wear face masks to go outside or in crowded places.