Turkey to follow a four-day lockdown starting April 23

In the latest measure to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced a four-day lockdown starting on April 23 in 31 major cities across the country including the National Capital, Istanbul.

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said, “We are planning to implement confinement between April 23-26 in 31 cities”.

Turkey despite the augmenting cases have subsided from implementing a nationwide lockdown and all the 31 cities have observed the 48-hour lockdown over the last two weekends.

April 23 marks the 100th Anniversary of the foundation of the Turkish Parliament.

With the holy month of Ramadan approaching near, the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said, “Our goal is to implement the measures in the most rigorous way and reduce them to a normal level at the end of the Eid al-Fitr”.

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