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Turkish Airlines suspends all its flights until the end of April

The Turkish state airline, which last week extended the suspension of its flights abroad until May 1st, has so far maintained connections with only 15 cities in Turkey.

Turkish Airlines has announced the suspension of all its domestic flights until at least April 20th due to the outbreak of coronavirus in Turkey, which has forced to quarantine the 30 largest cities in the country.

As reported by the company last Friday, April 3rd through its executive director, Bilal Ekşi, “limited flights to the 14 main cities (of Turkey) will be fully cancelled until April 20th.”

Turkish Airlines already announced last week that it was extending the suspension of all international flights until at least May 1st because of measures taken by the Turkish government to curb the expansion of COVID-19 in the country, which have included the suspension of flights and the closure of maritime and land borders; the company then reported that domestic flights were maintained, but limited to the 14 most important cities.

According to the latest figures provided on Sunday night by Turkey’s Health Minister Fahrettin Koca, the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in the Eurasian country is already 27,069 people, while 574 have died from COVID-19.