Authorities in Istanbul announced curbs on weddings and other ceremonies in Turkey’s largest city on Aug. 29 as the number of daily coronavirus cases and deaths hit their highest level nationwide in more than two months.
From Aug. 31, indoor weddings, engagement parties and circumcision ceremonies will be banned, Istanbul’s governor’s office said. Children and people aged over 60 will be barred from outdoor ceremonies which still go ahead, it said.
Some of the wedding guests looked startled when Ibrahim Simsek and his team wearing fluorescent jackets entered the venue in the Turkish town of Golbasi where they were awaiting the arrival of the bride and groom. They were quickly reassured that