Istanbul, curfew during coronavirus

Turkey announces partial curfew this Saturday due to coronavirus

The curfew will last from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. this Saturday. Only students taking entrance exams to high school and university will be exempt.

The government of Turkey has announced a partial curfew for this Saturday as well as for the following one on the occasion of the entrance exams to high school and university, to prevent the spread of coronavirus infections with the influx of students .

As announced on Thursday by the Turkish Ministry of the Interior, the curfew will be general and will be in force this Saturday, June 20 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., and at the same time on Saturday, June 27. There will also be a curfew in force on Sunday, June 28 from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Students who attend this June 20 to the entrance exams to high school (LGS) will be exempt from the curfew, as well as the relatives who transport them, and the exemption will also be in force on June 27 and 28 coinciding with exams to access to university (YKS).

During the days and hours that the curfew is in force, the municipalities will increase public transport services to prevent interruptions or crowds in the service.

Likewise, while the curfew lasts in Turkey due to the coronavirus, stores, butchers and bakeries will remain open, as well as animal shelters, hotels, gas stations, courier companies, and companies related to the production, transport and sale of medicines, medical products, masks and disinfectants.