Turkey to impose a strict curfew on Eid holidays

Komal FatimaWeb Editor

19th May, 2020. 12:04 pm
Turkey to impose a strict curfew on Eid holidays

Turkey has announced that it will impose a 4-day complete curfew during Eid-ul-Fitr holidays, from May 23 to May 26. The measure has been taken against coronavirus pandemic.

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced the decision after a weekly cabinet meeting.

Erdogan said, “Turkey is successfully winning the battle against this outbreak,” He urged the citizens to keep practicing social distancing rules. He also warned that strict steps will be taken if cases increased.

On the other hand, Erdogan said that the only way to end the pandemic was to end it globally. 

He also assured that Turkey is not dealing with any difficulty in meeting the demand for medical and hygiene equipment. Moreover, he said that Turkey has begun making strategies for post-coronavirus normalization in recent weeks.

Sources said that Mosques will be reopened starting with Friday prayers on May 29 after Eid holidays.

Note that Turkey has 150,593 confirmed cases of coronavirus. Out of these, 4,171 people have died whereas 111,577 have recovered. There are now 34,845 active cases of coronavirus.

Lockdown measures have been imposed in several major cities over the past 5 weekends and national holidays to limit the spread of coronavirus in Turkey.

In addition to this, schools in Turkey are closed and the new school year will begin in September. Furthermore, travel restrictions would remain in practice for 15 days in 15 provinces.

Saudi Arabia to impose a complete lockdown on Eid-ul-Fitr

Saudi Arabia has imposed complete lockdown in the country on Eid-ul-Fitr; from Ramadan 30 to Shawwal 4. The Ministry of Interior has confirmed that a 24-hour nationwide lockdown will be imposed for five days.

Saudi Arabia has 42,925 confirmed cases out of which 264 people have died whereas 15,257 have recovered. There are 27,404 active cases in Saudi Arabia.

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