Turkey, restaurant during coronavirus pandemic

Government eases restrictions by coronavirus in cafes and restaurants

Restaurants and cafes in Turkey can now open as scheduled before the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic.

The Turkish government on Tuesday relaxed some of the restrictions on opening hours of restaurants, cafes and similar establishments because of the coronavirus pandemic, which in Turkey remains below a thousand new daily infections, according to the latest data.

According to information from Turkish media, the Ministry of the Interior will send instructions to governors of the country’s 81 provinces that allow restaurants to recover their normal opening and closing hours according to the regulations and licenses they had before the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.

After two and a half months closed, at the beginning of June the affected restaurants and cafes in Turkey reopened their doors with a series of restrictions and having to comply with strict hygiene, cleanliness and distance between tables and chairs, being able to remain open until 10 o’clock at night, a schedule that later was extended until 12 o’clock at night.

According to the latest figures on the pandemic released late Tuesday by Health Minister Fahrettin Koca, in the last 24 hours 928 new cases of coronavirus were detected in Turkey and 18 more deaths were registered, raising the total number deaths to 5,526, while 1,009 patients recovered from COVID-19 in the past 24 hours. There are currently 1,246 patients in intensive care, 379 of them intubated.