“Malkovich visits #Istanbul mayor with latex gloves on, offered cologne amid #coronavirus fears…


Istanbul Mayor Ekrem İmamoğlu hosted U.S. actor John Malkovich and his four friends at the White Pavilion (“Beyaz Köşk”) in the Emirgan Park on March 13. Preacautions taken by both sides against the novel coronavirus left their mark on the visit.

Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (İBB) announced on March 13 that public transportation ridership dropped 10 percent in the last three days amidst growing concern over COVID-19, more commonly known as the novel coronavirus.

“Due to the risk of epidemic, Istanbul has seen a decrease of 10 percent in the subway, metrobus and bus usage in the last three days,” İBB spokesperson Murat Ongun said on Twitter.

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A municipality worker in a protective suit disinfects Kilic Ali Pasa Mosque due to coronavirus concerns in Istanbul, Turkey March 11, 2020. REUTERS/Kemal Aslan – RC2VHF9863XN

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Burhan Demircan, nicknamed Burhan Pazarlama (Burhan Marketing), who has been hawking for 64 years in Istanbul’s city lines ferries, passed away on March 13. He was 71.

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