Istanbul has joined dozens of other Turkish provinces where mask-wearing is mandatory, following an uptick in COVID-19 cases.
The announcement was made late on June 17 by Istanbul Governor Ali Yerlikaya on his Twitter account.
Turkey’s Health Minister Fahrettin Koca has said that authorities are not at the moment considering the reimposition of a curfew to spread the halt of the novel coronavirus.
“The virus has not weakened but it is a reality that the doctors’ treatment power has strengthened. In the upcoming period, we are not thinking of a situation like a curfew. This did not come up at the [Coronavirus] Science Committee,” Koca said during a press meeting on June 17.
Koca made the remarks after chairing the Health Ministry’s Coronavirus Science Commitee.
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